Automotive Transformation Fund Feasibility Studies Competition

The Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) is a funding programme created to support the industrialisation of an electrified vehicle supply chain in the UK at scale.

Powered by a collaboration between the Advanced Propulsion Centre, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Innovate UK, the fund provides support for capital and late-stage R&D projects in key technology areas:  

  • Batteries 
  • Motors and drives 
  • Power electronics 
  • Fuel cell 
  • Recycling of any of the above 

Targeted at larger scale projects, the fund helps businesses to develop future technologies and supports investments that fill key elements of strategic electrified supply chains, to help accelerate the transition to electrification for a net-zero automotive industry in the UK and beyond. 

Start an application for a feasibility study   

Applications are now being invited for funding to support feasibility studies for projects up to the value of £1 million and that have the potential to either accelerate the scale up of a UK high-value electrified automotive supply chain or make it easier for investment in large-scale manufacturing.  

Successful applicants will be awarded a share of up to £7 million to investigate 

  • Economic feasibilityfocusing on the commercial viability of developing large-scale manufacturing facilities in the UK. 
  • Technical feasibilityfocusing on the deliverability of developing advanced manufacturing processes or scaling up product manufacturing in the UK. 

To start an application, companies are first invited to check the eligibility of a project for funding through the ATF Funding Tool. The ATF team will contact eligible projects to provide guidance on how to submit a formal application for funding 

To check the eligibility of a project, use our ATF Funding Tool. 

To start an application visit the Innovation Funding Service Portal.

Key Dates 

Open date: 7 December 2020
Applicant briefing event: 15 December 2020
Closing date: 27 January 2021
Applicants notified: 26 February 2021 

Meet the ATF Team

Julian Hetherington

Automotive Transformation Director
Expertise: Technology Trends

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Helena Allison-Moore

Senior Project Delivery Lead
Expertise: Core Competitions

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