City demo for clean-mobility SMEs, start-ups and spinouts      

On Tuesday 5 December 2023, 13 clean-mobility businesses from the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK’s (APC) Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) pitched their innovations to investors, industry experts, and government officials in the City.

 

Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) Wave 6 demo day participants

Chosen from more than 100 applicants, each company on the Programme has received grant funding of up to £135,000 and had access to a bespoke package of support – helping them to refine their strategies and accelerate their route to market and grow.  

The businesses presented a range of ideas: from exciting new battery technology, advanced composites, and harnessing thermodynamic efficiency; to EV tyre wear capture, electric HGV charging, and off-grid power production.  

The TDAP funding opportunity presents SMEs with the chance to secure financial support for their innovative projects in the automotive sector, helping them commercialise their cutting-edge technologies and contribute to the growth of the UK automotive industry. 

Josh Denne, Head of SME Programmes, APC, said:  

Entrepreneurship is not an easy game, but here today we have 13 fantastic companies demonstrating their substantial impact potential. Our programme helps ambitious businesses with early-stage zero-emission vehicle innovations. By providing support at the start of their commercialisation journey, alongside access to finance to develop their technology, we help them understand and accelerate their route to market. Events like this demo day are opportunities to get in front of the right stakeholders and unlock that potential.

The demonstration day took place at law firm Shoosmiths in central London and included a fireside chat ‘The Route to Scale Up In Climate Tech’ with Beverley Gowers-Jones OBE from Clean Growth Fund and Carbon Limiting Technologies, and TDAP Wave One participant Jean de La Verpilliere CEO of Echion Technologies. 

Since TDAP began in 2017, including this latest cohort, businesses that have been through the programme have raised over £250m of private investment and commercial agreements to date.  

Wave 8 is now open for applications

Businesses are invited to submit an Expression of Interest, and those that meet the programme’s objectives will be invited to submit a full application. The application deadline is Tuesday 27 February 2024. 

The 13 companies who participated in Wave Six of TDAP were: 

About:Energy Limited  

Founded on the belief that modelling can be used to accelerate the development of new battery technologies, About:Energy combines world-leading expertise in battery testing and software with data and models that accelerates battery commercialisation by reducing the reliance on physical research, enhancing design, management, and prediction. This provides partners with a path to superior performance, improved sustainability, and lower cost.

Angoka Limited  

Angoka protects communications for Smart Cities and Mobility with hardware-based solutions that safeguard critical machine-to-machine communication integrity and data provenance, creating trusted connections, even in untrustworthy networks.

Botantic Energy Limited  

Clean energy company focusing on innovation to provide cutting-edge, energy-efficient products, utilising thermodynamics to improve efficiency in the cold chain. Botanic Energy has developed a range of thermodynamic patented innovations based on using environmental heat rather than burning fossil fuels to create thermal energy. The environmentally-friendly systems aim to be a natural progression from existing equipment, offering energy-conscious consumers and industry professionals cost-effective and less polluting products. 

Catalsys  

Catalsys’ technology enables electric power production at scale wherever needed. Its unique proprietary technology efficiently converts ammonia back to hydrogen at the point of use. Central to the innovation is a generator fuelled by a custom ammonia-hydrogen blend, paired with a portable ammonia cracking solution. The efficient, low-cost units fit inside a shipping container and can generate 150kW, 300kW, or 500kW of power, depending on demand. 

Curvex Technology Ltd  

Curvex develops lightweight extrusion technology for use in the automotive, aerospace and construction industries. 

FAC Technology  

FAC Technology develops innovative and cost-effective solutions for the design, manufacture, and testing of advanced composites that have applications in industries including aerospace, automotive and renewable energy.

FR8  

FR8 Technology is an engineering design services provider that reimagines vehicle drivetrain and suspension. They can produce fast-track, cost-effective, design services for small and medium-scale enterprises to large organisations in commercial fleet.

Gaussion   

Gaussion is revolutionising batteries through magneto-electrochemistry that upscales the performance and viability of EV batteries with their game-changing MagLiB™ charging technology. 

iCOMAT Limited  

iCOMAT is a spin-out company from the University of Bristol, which provides beyond state-of-the-art lightweighting solutions based on the Rapid Tow Shearing (RTS) process. 

Syselek UK Ltd 

Syselek is developing solutions for electrified freight transport including; charging equipment, electric-HGVs as a connected energy storage and fleet energy analysis and management.

Transense Technologies  

Transense Technologies Plc develops, manufactures and licences advanced Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) wireless and passive sensor systems to measure torque, force, pressure and temperature.  

The Tyre Collective  

The Tyre Collective is an innovation company spearheading tyre wear capture and monitoring and accelerating the shift towards zero-emission mobility, safeguarding the environment. 

Viritech Ltd 

Viritech’s focus is powertrain energy management, supplying the enabling technology between the fuel cell and the traction motor, both as discrete products and as complete ecosystems for the Automotive, Aerospace, Marine and Distributed Power industries.

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