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.

Technology Developer Accelerator Programme helps sense a business case for Sensor Coating Systems

Having previously worked with aerospace organisations, Sensor Coating Systems was keen to evaluate potential automotive applications and built a business case through the Technology Developer Accelerator Programme.

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Monolith AI: Applying machine learning to automotive product development

The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme gave Monolith AI access to the APC’s network of automotive clients, which proved invaluable in identifying routes to market and opening the doors to potential clients.

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Going the extra mile: How APC funding helped a consortium led by Penso to develop a new range of lightweight bodies for commercial vehicles

The fleet market is one of the most promising applications for lightweight composite materials.

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SHAPE Machining: bringing the benefits of carbon composites to new applications

Composite specialist, SHAPE Machining, developed its innovative ShapeTex process and turned to the Technology Developer Accelerator Programme to access funding and support to produce a prototype part.

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New Motion Labs: How APC support helped to create a revolutionary new power transmission concept

The support from the Technology Developer Accelerator Programme allowed a working prototype of New Motion Labs' Link Drive system to be developed and enabled the company to successfully compete for an Innovate UK grant.

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Composite Braiding: How TDAP helped to accelerate the development of low-cost composites

Composite Braiding was able to take its thermoplastic braiding technology from the demo phase through to a commercially-viable product by going through the Technology Developer Accelerator Programme.

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ENSO Tyres: Developing a ground-breaking lifecycle analysis model to deliver sustainable tyres

ENSO Tyres has, with the support of Technology Developer Accelerator Programme, developed a bespoke life-cycle analysis model to assist with its work on environmentally sustainable tyres for electric vehicles.

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Stalcom Automotive Technologies & Powdertech Surface Science

Stalcom Automotive Technologies and Powdertech Surface Science came together through the Production Readiness competition to optimise lightweight vehicle structure technologies by exploring metals and composites used.

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Researching and developing hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles since 2004, Microcab used the support from the Advanced Propulsion Centre and Niche Vehicle Network to explore new technologies.

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The Production Readiness competition is helping Westfield explore the use of autonomous vehicle technology in a road-sweeper application.

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