APC 15: developing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

Businesses with a UK entity can apply for up to £30 million matched grant funding, for UK-developed late-stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

We are seeking proposals for collaborative R&D projects, which align with the UK’s Industrial Strategy. These projects will develop on-vehicle technologies, (including material, product and manufacturing processes) for on or off-road vehicles.

Eligible projects will either accelerate the development of technologies capable of low and zero tailpipe emissions, or demonstrate a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. This includes technologies such as:

  • motors
  • batteries
  • power electronics
  • hybridisation
  • alternative propulsion systems

Your project must demonstrate how:

  • high-value R&D will take place in the UK as a result of this funding
  • it will support the growth of these technologies, creating more jobs and capability throughout the UK supply chain

To find out more about this competition and apply, click here.

You can find guidance materials the APC15 briefing event here.

Key Dates

Stage 1

  • 6 January 2020 – Competition opens
  • 9 January 2020 – Briefing event
  • 4 March 2020 12:00pm – Application deadline

Stage 2

  • 31 March 2020 – Applicants invited to interview
  • 15 April 2020 – Responses to questions and interview presentation submissions
  • 29 May 2020 – Applicants informed

Meet the APC15 Team

Zoe Hall

Head of Competitions and Projects
Expertise: Core Competitions

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Chris Harris

Business Development Lead
Expertise: Business Development

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Dan Bunting

Head of Business Development
Expertise: Business Development

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