Automotive Transformation Fund R&D funding opportunities coming soon

Providing support to advance business opportunities and increase confidence in large-scale manufacturing investments in the UK

We’re launching two Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) Research & Development (R&D) competitions on Monday 3 April, to help businesses progress projects towards industrialisation, by providing support to assess feasibility and help validate readiness for scale-up.

By applying for one of our Automotive Transformation Fund competitions, you’ll benefit from:

  • funding support
  • connections with specialist partners
  • access to insight from our team to help your project deliver greater impact 

Scale up Readiness Validation 2 (SuRV2)  

Following the success of the first round of SuRV funding last year, this competition will provide further opportunity to validate readiness for scale-up of processes and pilot manufacturing in the UK automotive supply chain. Businesses registered in the UK can apply for a grant between £750,000 and £2 million, from a total funding amount of £11 million.

 

Feasibility Studies Competition 

Successful applicants will receive funding to produce decision-ready business cases for projects which will develop large-scale manufacturing facilities in the UK automotive industry. Businesses and consortiums registered in the UK can apply for a grant up to the value of £350,000, from a total funding amount of £2 million.

 

Key dates

Competitions open: 3 April 2023 

Application deadline: 11 May 2023 

 

Need support with your application?

To find out more about the competitions and how to submit a strong application, join the virtual briefing events on Wednesday 5 April

SuRV2 competition:  10:00 – 11:00 BST   Register for the SuRV2 briefing event.

Feasibility Studies competition: 12:00 – 13:00 BST   Register for the Feasibility Studies competition briefing event.

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