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The Advanced Propulsion Centre Makes £30m Available to Support Low Carbon Innovation in the UK

Today, (8th January 2018) marks the opening of the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) ninth funding competition, APC 9, making up to £30 million match funding available for innovation that actively accelerates low carbon propulsion technologies to market.

The APC, in association with Innovate UK, is now welcoming applications from consortia with low carbon propulsion research and development projects that can deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 or other harmful emissions.

Consortia leads will have up until the 7th March 2018 to submit their applications. The competition will look to fund the best future low carbon advanced propulsion technologies that will deliver significant reductions in vehicle emissions compared to current, competing, best-in-class technologies and have the capability to develop the UK’s supply chain in the field of low carbon vehicle technology.

Projects must demonstrate the development of propulsion technologies based around one or more of the following technology areas:

  • Thermal Propulsion Systems
  • Lightweight powertrain structures
  • Electric machines and power electronics
  • Energy storage and energy management
  • Alternative propulsion systems

To find out more and apply for funding, visit the Innovate UK website here.

Need more information on how to complete your competition application?

The APC is holding a Project Review event on the 24th January 2018 at the University of Warwick, designed for organisations intending to apply for APC funding in 2018. This event is an informal discussion on changes to the application process, guidelines for meeting the value for money requirements and other tips to keep in mind. There is also opportunity to book a one-to-one session with the APC team to discuss your application in more detail.

Register here for the Project Review event on the 24th January 2018.

If you are currently writing your APC9 application and would like more guidance you can contact us anytime, or you can also book an appointment to discuss your application with the APC team on a one-to-one basis on the 15th February 2018. Contact info@apcuk.co.uk to book your appointment.