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Transport funding round-up

Posted on 16/08/2019

Find out about the latest funding calls which are relevant to the Transport sectors. Last updated 12 September 2019.

To make it easier to navigate the funding landscape KTN has pulled together some of the latest open relevant funding calls for the transport sector.  Find out more details about each below, or if you wish to find out more about further funding opportunities then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Transport team.

Network Rail SBRI competitions

Opens 16 September, closes 13 November (registration closes 6 November)

Two Network Rail SBRI competitions with a combined investment of £3m will open on 16 September.

  1. SBRI: innovation in rail security surveillance analytics, phase 1
  2. SBRI: innovation in automated tunnel examination


Read more here

September expression of interest: ATI Programme

Closes 25 September.

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme represents a £3.9 billion joint government and industry investment to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace.

Projects must have a potential application within the civil aerospace sector and proposals must prioritise areas identified within the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, including:

  • whole aircraft design and integration
  • aerostructures
  • advanced systems
  • propulsion technologies

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APC 14: developing the UK's low carbon automotive capability

Competition closes 16 October.

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

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Feasibility funding for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle cyber security

Competition closes 25 September.

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) is partnering with Zenzic (formally Meridian Mobility) and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £2m in a maximum of five projects to support the development of a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) cyber-security testing facility.

The competition is seeking ways to measure cyber-physical resilience to maintain cyber security for vehicles, roadside infrastructure and supporting services.

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ISCF Driving the Electric Revolution

Competition closes 25 September.


Driving the Electric Revolution is an Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund competition that is part of the government’s investment to help develop the next generation of electric vehicles, investment which could also help develop new hybrid aircraft.


The  competition is now open across two strands and a share of £19m is available.

Strand 1: projects with total eligible project costs between £1 million and £3 million
Strand 2: projects with total project costs between £250,000 and £1 million


KTN has been running competition briefing events and a webinar recording of one event is available to watch via the link below.

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