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Catalysing Green Innovation: strand 2: Securing the future of ZEV (zero emission vehicles)

Funding details
Registration opens
17 Jun 2020, 00:00
Registration closes
29 Jul 2020, 11:00
Closes
29 Jul 2020, 11:00
Award
Your total eligible project costs must be between £100,000 to £500,000. Up to 70% of costs can be covered.
Organisation
OLEV (Office for Low Emissions Vehicles) and Innovate UK
Summary

Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19 to UK industry, Driving Electric Revolution, part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) are collaborating to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects that will support the UK’s continued push towards net zero.

This is part of a larger effort to catalyse the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors.

There are two strands in this competition:

Catalysing Green Innovation: strand 1: advancing PEMD supply chain
Catalysing Green Innovation: strand 2: Securing the future of ZEV (this strand)

In this strand, OLEV is working with Innovate UK to invest up to £10 million in innovative feasibility studies and R&D projects. These are 6-month rapid-delivery projects to develop on-vehicle and charging technologies that will secure the future of the zero emission vehicles (ZEV) industry in the UK.

Projects must start on 1 October 2020 and end by 31 March 2021. They can last up to 6 months with no extensions beyond this point.

Total project cost must be between £100,000 and £500,000. Funding can only be claimed for project costs incurred no later than 31 March 2021.

We encourage single participant applications from UK registered businesses of any size. A maximum of 2 collaborators are allowed for multiple participant applications.

We want to fund a portfolio of feasibility studies and research and development projects, across a variety of zero emission vehicle technologies and technological maturities. Research and development projects must show a significant value-add and exploitation from the preceding feasibility study or collaborative research and development project with clear and distinctive scope and deliverables. For full details of which technologies are in scope, click here.

Driving the Electric Revolution is an investment of £80 million over 4 years. It was set up to help UK businesses seize the opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy. The challenge aims to create world leading supply chains in the UK and expertise for the manufacture of Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) across 7 sectors, namely;

  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • energy (generation and distribution)
  • industrial drives and robotics
  • maritime
  • off highway
  • rail

This is part of a larger effort to catalyse the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors.

KTN’s Transport Team held a webinar on 15th June to provide support to applicants: a recording will be available soon.