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APC Webinar 2 December 2014 – How can you access £100 million of funding?

The Advanced Propulsion Centre is to invest up to £100 million in collaborative research and development funding to support the development of low carbon, low emission automotive propulsion technologies.

You can join a webinar at 11h00 on Tuesday 2 December 2014 explaining the opportunities and process of how to apply for project funding.

Register for the webinar here .

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
  • 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.

Overall, each project should aim to attract no more than 50% public funding of the total eligible project costs.

We expect to fund mainly industrial research, in which a business partner will generally attract up to 50% public funding for their project costs (60% for  SMEs), or experimental development, with a business partner attracting 25% funding (35% for a SME).

We expect total eligible project costs to be between £5m and £40m.

Projects are expected to last between 18 and 42 months.

This is a single-stage competition that opened for applicants on 12 November 2014. The deadline for registration to the competition is at noon on 7 January 2015 and the deadline for submission of full applications is at noon on 14 January 2015.