Developing low carbon automotive capability: apply for funding


UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million for UK-developed late stage R&D in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

This Advanced Propulsion Centre and Innovate UK competition is looking for projects that demonstrate the development of on-vehicle technologies for on or off-road vehicles.

Projects must either accelerate the development of low and zero tailpipe emission capable technologies, or demonstrate a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions leading to air quality improvements.

Proposals should align with the UK’s Industrial Strategy and must demonstrate how high value R&D will take place in the UK as a result of this funding.

The Advanced Propulsion Centre is particularly looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term supply chain, associated capabilities and growth aspirations.

If your application can demonstrate a positive impact on the UK economy it will take priority.

Your project must concentrate on the automotive market as its primary application.

Competition information:

  • the project must be led by a UK business
  • it must be based in the UK
  • it must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • it must include a vehicle manufacturer or tier 1 supplier
  • total eligible costs must be 50% match funded and between £5-40 million


The competition is open for applications and the deadline is midday on 16 October 2019.


To find out more and apply, click here.

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