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Over £27 million invested in small businesses following successful clean technology support programme 

The Advanced Propulsion Centre has celebrated as 8 high potential start-ups and SMEs graduate from the 5th funding cohort of its Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP).

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Collaborative R&D opportunities in 2023

Find out about the collaborative R&D opportunities, including funding and business support, that are available through us in 2023.

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Statement on Britishvolt entering administration

Read the statement from our Automotive Transformation Director, Julian Hetherington, on Britishvolt entering administration.

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CBE for APC Chair Prof Robert Dover 

Prof Robert Dover, Chair of the Advanced Propulsion Centre, has been awarded Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2023 New Year’s Honours List, for services to the automotive industry.

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EV technology evolves to support global battery demand and costs reduction

Analysis from our quarterly demand report highlights industry innovation to address lithium shortage and details the impact the economic climate will have on automotive production.

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£73 million invested for world-leading green collaborative research and development

The Advanced Propulsion Centre is investing £73 million in 5 collaborative research and development projects, through its latest Collaborative R&D funding round.

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Ford boosts investment for EV drive production in the UK

A further £125 million investment in its Halewood Plant, plus £24 million for the E:PriME product development centre - coming after a series of APC projects.

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Finding our flex in the flux

Blog post: In this period of increasing turbulence and uncertainty, Ian Constance reflects on the enormity of the journey the automotive sector has been on.

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Boost for battery research and development

£211 million of funding confirmed for battery research through the Faraday Battery Challenge will help to continue world-leading innovation in zero-emission automotive technology.

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UK in strong position to lead future battery cell innovation for the automotive sector

Our latest report - 2025 and beyond: Promising battery cell innovations for the UK automotive sector - provides a qualitative assessment of the UK’s existing capability in automotive battery developments.

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