Catalysing Green Innovation: strand 2: Securing the future of ZEV

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to research and develop technologies to help secure future zero emission vehicles innovation. Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19 to UK industry, Driving Electric Revolution, part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) are collaborating to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects that will support the UK’s continued push towards net zero. This is part of a larger effort to catalyse the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors. There are two strands in this competition:

  1. Catalysing Green Innovation: strand 1: advancing PEMD supply chain
  2. Catalysing Green Innovation: strand 2: Securing the future of ZEV (this strand)


In this strand, OLEV is working with Innovate UK to invest up to £10 million in innovative feasibility studies and R&D projects. These are 6-month rapid-delivery projects to develop on-vehicle and charging technologies that will secure the future of the zero emission vehicles (ZEV) industry in the UK. Projects must be ready to start on 1 October 2020.

Deadline and apply

  • Competition opens: Wednesday 17 June 2020
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 29 July 2020 11:00am

To apply, click here.

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