ATF: moving the UK automotive sector to zero emissions

As part of the Automotive Transformation Fund,  we have allocated up to £10 million to match fund feasibility studies in this competition. We are seeking proposals from single organisations or consortiums for feasibility studies up to the value of £1.5 million.

The aim of this competition is to support commercially led research and development in the design of elements of the electric automotive supply chain. Projects must focus on both of the following:

  • making it easier to scale up in the UK
  • building supply chains in the UK

Your project’s primary focus must be the automotive market.

Your project can focus on technological improvements or developing new business models. We encourage projects that bring new investment and new businesses into the sector in the UK.

Your project must fulfil one or more of the following:

  • de-risk scaling up innovative technologies across the electric supply chain
  • remove the technical or commercial barriers to manufacture in the UK
  • support the overall aim of the Automotive Transformation Fund to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain

We are particularly looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term supply chain, associated capabilities and growth aspirations.

Watch the competition briefing webinar, published on 22/07/2020, by clicking here.

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

Key Dates

Open date  – 13 July 2020
Applicant briefing event – 22 July 2020
Close date – 19 August 2020
Applicants notified – 18 September 2020

Meet the ATF team

Helena Allison-Moore

Senior Project Delivery Lead
Expertise: Core Competitions

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Julian Hetherington

Director of Automotive Transformation
Expertise: Technology Trends

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