Core Competitions

Enabling future low carbon technologies to become real-world products

£1 Billion commitment

Our Core Competitions are a £1 billion commitment from Government and industry to accelerate the development of low carbon technology from research to the point of commercialisation here in the UK, safeguarding and creating jobs and attracting foreign direct investment.


With three competitions running a year, there is ample opportunity to apply for match-funded financial support complemented by technological support and strategic business advice from our team of handpicked specialists.


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APC12 now open

The latest APC competition, APC12, is now open for applications until 06 March 2019 12:00pm. There is up to £20 million available to support low carbon projects.

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Need some advice on filling out a funding application?

Watch this Webinar for a walk-through of our competition application process. Our team and a successful applicant shared some tips on how to make sure your bid is a successful one.

TRL and MRL explained

Not sure where your innovation sits within the Technology Readiness Levels or Manufacturing Readiness Levels?

See our quick TRL overview or view the full guidance document here.

Get in touch
To find out more about the APC core competitions and advise on forming consortia, contact Dan Bunting.