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Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) Wave 7

Fund Name

Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) Wave 7

Project Length

17 months

Project Value

Up to £170k



Wave 7 of the Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) offers up to £170,000 of grant support to ambitious micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

TDAP does this over a 17-month phased programme through a combination of grant funding, invaluable technical support and business mentoring, with industry networking opportunities.

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Fund details

TDAP is designed to help fast-track low-emission technologies towards commercialisation. The programme provides mentoring as well as facilitating financial support for SMEs, helping bring forward their innovative technologies.

APC facilitates this support by providing up to £170,000 of grant benefit, on a match-funded basis. The programme is delivered by a dedicated team working in partnership with external delivery partners to complete six specific focus areas over a 17-month phased process.

Specific focus areas:

  • Market Strategy
  • Leadership and New Venture Growth
  • Dissemination, Networking, and Marketing
  • New Product Development
  • Financial Planning and Investor Readiness
  • Intellectual property Management


APC are looking for SMEs that fit the following criteria:

  • Ambitious UK-based micro, small and medium-sized companies
  • Technology developers able to benefit from programme activities
    and APC engagement

Eligible technologies

  • Innovative automotive technology, products and services which accelerate the transition to net-zero carbon automotive products
  • Aligns with one or more of the strategic technologies for the UK automotive industry or​ outside of these areas but demonstrating strong automotive impact potential

Technology areas can include:​

  • Batteries, their components, management and integration systems
  • Fuel cell and associated balance of plant
  • Electric machines and power electronics
  • Hydrogen storage and management systems
  • Lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures
  • Manufacturing processes associated with industrialising net-zero technologies
  • Direct recycling methods results in recovery of critical materials
  • Significant reduction in vehicle development timescales
  • Digitalisation leveraged during the design, development, testing, production or in-service phases
  • Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) where it supports the transition to net zero

Development status of the technology should be Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 2-4 (UK Automotive Council) – for guidance on TRL, read our guide.

On or off-vehicle technology eligible:​

  • Software or hardware technologies
  • Full vehicles (including e-bikes, e-mopeds, etc.) are in scope, however the technology deployed within the vehicle must be innovative of itself and the application needs to show how the vehicle supports or accelerates the move to net-zero transport

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