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APC 12: Advancing the UK’s Low Carbon Automotive Capability

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The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) invests up to £30 million, 3 times a year, in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. These are pre-production projects and must be match funded. In this round APC is investing £20 million.

APC 12 is looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term capabilities and associated supply chain in the design, build and manufacture of zero tailpipe emission vehicles

We also welcome projects which demonstrate a significant change in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, compared to best in class. This can include technologies such as motors, batteries, power electronics, hybridisation and alternative propulsion systems.

Projects must support the growth of these technologies, creating more jobs and capability throughout the UK supply chain.

Your project must concentrate on the automotive market as its primary application.

This competition follows a 2 stage process:

  1. Written application.
  2. Interviews for successful applicants from the first stage.

Project Dates:

  • Competition opens: Monday 7 January 2019
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 6 March 2019, 12:00pm

Who Can Apply:

State aid

Any UK business claiming funding must be eligible to receive state aid at the time we confirm you will be awarded funding. If you are unsure please take legal advice. For further information see our general guidance.

Meeting Innovate UK's eligibility criteria

There may be opportunities to fund a project outside these guidelines. Contact APC on +44(0)24 7652 8700 at least 10 days before the competition closes.

Lead applicant

To lead a project you must:

  • have an active business base in the UK
  • be a grant recipient
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • include, as part of your consortium, a vehicle manufacturer or tier 1 supplier who supplies parts directly to an original equipment manufacturer
  • collaborate with others

Collaborators

To collaborate on a project you must:

  • be a UK based business, academic organisation, or research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • carry out your project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
  • work in collaboration with other businesses or research organisations

Non-UK based companies and research organisations are eligible to apply for funding if they:

  • set up an active UK business base before they start their project, where the funded work will be carried out
  • provide evidence that they intend to expand their R&D activity in the UK after the project

Partners with no funding

Projects can include partners that do not receive any funding (for example, non-UK businesses). Their costs will count towards the total eligible project costs but they will not count as collaborators.

If you are not sure whether you are eligible, contact APC at info@apcuk.co.uk or call +44 (0)24 7652 8700

Your Proposal:

APC 12 is seeking proposals for collaborative R&D projects that demonstrate the development of on-vehicle technologies for on or off-road vehicles. These must either accelerate the development of low and zero tailpipe emission capable technologies, or demonstrate significant changes in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

APC is particularly looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term supply chain and associated capabilities, in the design, build and manufacture of low and zero tailpipe-emission capable vehicles.

This includes technologies such as:

  • motors
  • batteries
  • power electronics
  • hybridisation
  • alternative propulsion systems

Your project must support the growth of these technologies, creating more jobs and capability throughout the UK supply chain. More info can be found here

Interested in applying? We can help.

  • Win Rate - Myriad Associates’ boast a 70% success rate with Innovate UK applications. 
  • Winning Application - We’ve had some of the highest scoring applications in Europe. In fact, we recently helped 4 Irish companies win a total of €14.9m in the Irish DTIF Grant Funding competition.
  • Honest & Trustworthy – We will not waste your time or money. If we feel your application won't succeed, we will tell you before we undertake the application process.
  • Risk-free Eligibility Call – Call us for a free eligibility call to see if you have an application worth applying for.

Click here to discuss your application with one of our expert grant bid writers or visit Innovate UK to find out more


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