Innovate UK along with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Midlands based Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is to invest up to £60m in collaborative research and development funding to support the development of low carbon, low emission automotive propulsion technologies.
Projects must demonstrate technologies that deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 or other emissions compared to current best-in-class technologies, align with Automotive Council Technology Group roadmaps with respect to advanced propulsion solutions and develop the UK’s supply chain in the field of low carbon vehicle propulsion technology.
Projects must be collaborative and business-led and include a vehicle manufacturer or a tier 1 supplier and an SME partner. Project costs are expected to be between £5m and £40m, and last between 18 and 42 months. Applications are now being accepted with the deadline for registration on 24 June 2015 and for full application submission on 1 July 2015.