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Advanced Propulsion Centre competition opens

Posted on 10/01/2019

Up to £20m of collaborative match-funding available for APC12 to advance the UK’s low-carbon automotive capability.

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has opened APC12, a competition with an investment of £20m, looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term capabilities and associated supply chain in the design, build and manufacture of zero tailpipe emission vehicles.  These are pre-production, collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects and must be match funded.

APC is keen to see applications with projects which demonstrate a significant change in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions compared to best in class.  This can include technologies such as motors, batteries, power electronics, hybridisation and alternative propulsion systems.

Projects must support the growth of these technologies, creating more jobs and capability throughout the UK supply chain but all projects must concentrate on the automotive market as their primary application.

Total eligible costs for projects must be 50% match funded and between £5m and £40m and can last between 18 and 42 months.

The competition closes at noon on 6 March.  If you’re interested in applying, there is a two-stage process with a written application required in the first instance followed by interviews for successful applicants from that stage.  Click here for more information.

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