Low Carbon Technology Grant Funding

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APC 9: Anchoring Low Carbon Technology Development in the UK

Competition opened: Monday 8th January 2018
Competition closes: 12 noon on Wednesday 7th March 2018

Low Carbon Technology Grant Funding

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is to invest in a limited number of collaborative research and development (R&D) pre-production match funded projects. UK businesses can apply for a share of circa £30 million for collaborative, match funded, late stage R&D projects to advance the growth of low carbon propulsion.

This grant funding competition follows a 2-stage process consisting of an application and an interview stage.

APC competitions are formally delivered in partnership between the APC, Innovate UK and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).


Project Requirements

To be eligible to apply for this Low Carbon Technology Grant Funding, projects must demonstrate the development of on-vehicle technologies and vehicle infrastructure interfaces, for either on or off-road vehicles. Technologies must be based around one or more of the Auto Council’s 4 strategic technologies:

– electric machines and power electronics
– energy storage and energy development
– lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures
– thermal propulsion

Projects are required to:
– deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 emissions and improvements in air quality
– strengthen UK capability and develop the UK’s supply chain in the field of low carbon vehicle propulsion or lightweight systems technology
– accelerate the development of technology solutions supporting low emission vehicles

Projects that will accelerate disruptive technologies towards market entry are particularly encouraged.


Project Size

Total eligible project costs should range from £5 million to £40 million. The duration should be between 18 and 42 months.


R&D Funding Group can advise if your business is eligible to apply for this Low Carbon Technology grant, and help you win funding. To find out more, please contact Stephen Dyson on 0161 464 6351 or email sdyson@rdfunding.co.uk.