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Funding competition: APC6 - accelerating the drive to low carbon propulsion

Consortia are invited to apply for a share of up to £25 million to take prototype automotive technologies towards volume production. Projects must deliver reductions in vehicle emissions and increased capability in the supply chain.

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Competition brief: APC6 - accelerating the drive to low carbon propulsion

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Competition guidance: APC6 - accelerating the drive to low carbon propulsion

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Details

This competition opened on Monday 27 June 2016 and is now closed for registrations.

Provisionally up to £25m in collaborative research and development funding is available in the latest round of Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition funding, delivered in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Innovate UK.

The aim of the competition is to develop on-vehicle technologies. These can be for either on-road or off-road vehicles.

We are seeking proposals for collaborative research and development projects. They should be in one or more of the following technology areas:

  • internal combustion engines
  • lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures
  • electric machines and power electronics
  • energy storage and energy management
  • alternative propulsion systems

We are particularly encouraging projects that will develop disruptive technologies. They should also show how they will speed up the route to market for these new technologies.

You must show how the project will strengthen UK capability and develop the UK’s supply chain in the field of low carbon vehicles.

We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £5 million and £40 million. Projects should last between 1 year 6 months and 3 years 6 months. We may consider a project out of this range. You should contact the APC to discuss this before you apply.

All projects must be collaborative. You must include at least one vehicle manufacturer and/or a tier 1 supplier as part of your consortium. You must also include at least one SME partner.

You must register before noon on Wednesday 14 September 2016..

You must apply before noon on Wednesday 21 September 2016.

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Published 27 June 2016
Last updated 14 September 2016 + full page history
  1. Removed the registration link because registration closed Wednesday 14 September at 12pm.
  2. Added links to the competition briefing event recordings
  3. Competition guidance updated with new title; wording updated
  4. Title changed from “innovation in low carbon propulsion” to “Accelerating the drive to low carbon propulsion” and subheading updated
  5. First published.