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:
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.
To lead a project you must:
To collaborate on a project you must:
Non-UK based companies and research organisations are eligible to apply for funding if they:
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 email@example.com or call +44 (0)24 7652 8700
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:
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