Case Studies

 

Since 2013, we have supported many organisations to deliver projects that drive the UK automotive industry and economy forward on the road to net zero. Read some of our success stories and learn about the impact of technologies that have been developed through our support.

Funding type
Technology area
Status
Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP)

Sigma Lithium: 3DLi technology – solving the dendrite problem

16/01/2024

Has the issue of dendrite formation in Li-ion batteries been resolved? With at least 50% better performance achieved, Sigma Lithium - supported through the Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) - believes it’s done it.

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Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP)

Ilika: pioneering ‘Goliath’ solid-state battery technology 

16/01/2024

For Ilika, a UK solid-state battery manufacturer, the Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) helped them get to know the right people to put their business ideas into gear.

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Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP)

LiNa Energy: Making big moves in solid-state sodium batteries for static storage

16/01/2024

LiNa Energy explain how, thanks to the Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP), their growth is anything but static in the world of static storage.

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Automotive Transformation Fund

Ford UK: Halewood Transmission Factory Transformation

16/01/2024

Ford’s vehicle transmission factory at Halewood is being transformed to build electric power units for future Ford all-electric passenger and commercial vehicles in Europe.

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Automotive Transformation Fund

Imerys British Lithium: mining critical materials for EV batteries 

21/12/2023

Imerys British Lithium has discovered 161 million tonnes of lithium ore in Cornwall and the Automotive Transformation Fund has supported a pilot processing plant at the same location.

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Automotive Transformation Fund Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP)

Ionic Technologies: Funding ecosystem grows businesses

28/09/2023

Ionic Technologies, a spinout company, recycles permanent magnets and has benefited from the APC funding journey to grow its business

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

ALIVE and demonstrating: Constellium enclosures

28/09/2023

Standing for Aluminium Intensive Vehicle Enclosures, ALIVE aimed to take a major step with disruptive high-strength aluminium alloys and processing and joining technologies.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

Holtex: new polishing venture puts shine on APC-funded project Trident

27/04/2023

A new business - Holdson - has spun out of an Advanced Propulsion Centre collaborative R&D funded project, thanks to the learning and exposure to commercial opportunities provided by one of our funding competitions.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

Manure-powered CNH Industrial tractor is helping bring food from farm to fork

30/03/2023

The world’s first 100% methane-powered tractor has been developed through a project that received £9.1 million in government funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

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Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP)

Oxford RF: world’s first 360 solid-state radar

16/02/2023

Oxford RF developed the world’s first 360-degree solid-state radar system through being part of the Technology Developer Accelerator Programme, The sensors aim to reduce costs and increase reliability for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and driverless vehicles.

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