Funding: APC 13 – advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

£25 million of collaborative (match) funding is available for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector. This funding is provided by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).

APC 13 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. Meeting the future demand of vehicle-makers needs the necessary supply chain.

As set out in the Industrial Strategy Automotive Sector Deal the UK is committed to deepening its supply chain presence for the sector. For internal markets this means supporting the industry’s ambition to increase the level of UK content by value in domestically built vehicles to 50% by 2022.

This ambition is supported by the new National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) programme. It sets out to deliver the government’s national supplier competitiveness and productivity improvement initiative.

The APC welcomes projects which demonstrate a significant change in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, and improvements in air quality compared to best in class. This can include technologies such as motors, batteries, power electronics, hybridisation and alternative propulsion systems.

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.

Your project’s total eligible costs must be 50% match funded and between £5 million and £40 million. Projects can last between 18 and 42 months.

This competition closes at 12pm midday on 10 July 2019.