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Funding competition: low emission vehicle systems IDP13

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £24 million to research vehicle technology that provides major reductions in real-world emissions.

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This competition opened on 5 September 2016 and is now closed for registrations.

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Innovate UK are to invest up to £24 million to enable industry-led research into vehicle technology that provides significant reductions in real-world emissions. This is the thirteenth competition in the Integrated Delivery Programme (IDP) series.

In particular, we are looking for projects developing low-cost, highly integrated systems enabling zero emission journeys.

This competition is in 3 streams.

Stream 1 will fund collaborative technical feasibility studies. These should be for disruptive technology that can achieve significant emissions savings from road vehicles.

We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £200,000 to £500,000. Projects should last no more than 1 year.

Stream 2 will fund collaborative research and development projects. These should focus on attaining a proof of concept for technology that can achieve significant emissions reductions from road vehicles. OLEV is particularly keen to support technologies that provide zero tailpipe emission miles. This should be a technical and commercial proof of concept.

We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £2 million to £4 million. Projects should last between 18 months and 3 years.

Stream 3 will fund collaborative research and development projects that can produce results within 1 year. These should focus on generating significant emissions savings from road vehicles. In this stream, projects must be ready for a fast delivery within a fixed 1-year timeframe. Projects must show rapid progression towards commercial success.

We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £500,000 to £1.5 million. Projects must last no more than 1 year.

All projects must be collaborative and a business must lead the project.

You must register before noon on 19 October 2016.

You must apply before noon on 26 October 2016.

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