The Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Ltd (APC) has opened its 10th funding competition, APC 10, making up to £30M (USD 41M) available for the development of low carbon automotive technology in the UK. Included in the scope of technologies are ‘alternative propulsion systems’, ‘lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures’, and ‘energy storage and energy management’. Projects must be primarily applicable to the automotive industry.
Open to consortia of organisations including vehicle manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers, SMEs and academic institutions, competition funding is available for a wide range of low carbon projects. APC is particularly looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term capabilities in the design, build and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles.
Ian Constance, Chief Executive of the APC, said: “The development of low carbon powertrain technology remains crucial to the future success of the UK automotive industry. This latest round of APC funding, and the innovations it will support, will help to further establish the UK as a leading destination for the development of low carbon technology.”
This funding competition is open to projects costing between £5 million and £40 million, lasting for between 18 and 42 months. Competition entries must be submitted by midday, 27 June 2018.
Advanced Propulsion Centre UK
APC was formed in 2013 from a commitment between the government and automotive industry through the Automotive Council to position the UK as a global centre of excellence for low carbon powertrain development and production. It is a central pillar of the Industrial Strategy created by the Automotive Council. Its role is to position the UK as a centre of excellence for low carbon propulsion development and production. The APC team brings together and supports those who have good ideas in the form of innovative technologies with those who can bring them to market as products.
For more information on the funding competition, got to APC 10: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability.
Source: The Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Ltd