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SMMT Open Forum

The Advanced Propulsion Centre team will be hosting a breakout session at the SMMT Open Forum in Leicester on 18 March. This is an opportunity for organisations to meet face to face with the APC team and explore the opportunities and resources available to help turn low carbon propulsion technologies into products developed in the […]

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APC seeks permanent Chief Executive to build on successful launch

In 2014 the Automotive Council asked Tony Pixton to take a fixed-term assignment as Chief Executive and deliver a successful, fast-start for the APC. A year later, the team is now established at the Hub and projects representing investment worth more than £180 million are turning low carbon propulsion technology into products developed in the […]

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New Partnership for APC with the Future Powertrain Conference

The Advanced Propulsion Centre today announced it will join AVL Powertrain and the Energy Storage Research Network as partners in The Future Powertrain Conference 2015 (#FPC2015) which was successfully introduced in 2014. The event over two days (25th and 26th February 2015) at the National Motorcycle Museum brings together both academic experts and industry leaders […]

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APC in Pole Position at the Low Carbon Racing Conference

NEC, Birmingham, 7 January 2015: The Advanced Propulsion Centre is today meeting with the motorsport industry to continue the rapid transfer of innovative racing technology into low carbon propulsion products developed in the UK. Two of the current projects funded by the APC use innovative systems developed on the racetrack and the organisation is actively […]

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The deadline to register for the APC 3 competition is approaching – will there be more funding competitions?

There is currently up to £100 million of funding available for the third competition run by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), but the registration deadline of 7th January 2015 is fast approaching, so will there be future funding competitions run by the APC? The answer is a definite yes; there will be two competitions per […]

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The Advanced Propulsion Centre – how to get involved

A webinar took place on 17th December 2014 to explain how organisations can get involved with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) The first way that organisations can get involved is by accessing funding through competitions, such as the one that is currently open, APC 3, ‘Developing new automotive propulsion technologies’. This has up to £100 […]

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APC3 – how applications for funding grants are assessed for Value for Money

Funding of up to £100 million is currently available through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) for projects that deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 or other emissions. Unlike previous competitions run by the Technology Strategy Board (now known as Innovate UK), APC projects need to be assessed for value for money. With innovative new low […]

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APC funding competitions – how the APC and Innovate UK work together

A briefing about the current Advanced Propulsion Centre funding competition (APC 3) was given in a webinar on 2nd December 2014.This webinar focused on the detail of the competition and about the application process, and explained why, unlike many other funding competitions, the APC can advise organisations that wish to apply. APC 3 has up […]

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The roadmaps that form the basis for technologies supported by the Advanced Propulsion Centre

Up to £100 million of funding is currently available from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) for projects that deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 or other emissions – as long as the projects are aligned with the Automotive Council propulsion roadmaps. So what technologies are covered by these roadmaps? In September 2013, the Automotive Council […]

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Why are the Advanced Propulsion Centre funding competitions collaborative?

The current Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition – which is inviting bids to access up to £100 million of funding for projects that deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 or other emissions – must be collaborative and business-led, and include a vehicle manufacturer or a tier 1 supplier and an SME partner. So why is […]

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