2020 Collaborative R&D Competition to Launch on 22 April

Sponsored by Innovate UK, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), we are delighted to announce that our annual collaborative R&D competition will be launched on Wednesday 22 April 2020 via our website portal, the NVN Funding Gateway.

Our competition will provide funding to SMEs active in the UK niche vehicle, low carbon vehicle technology sector (e.g. niche vehicle manufacturers, design & engineering companies, system suppliers, technology and research organisations etc) for innovative, collaborative R&D activities covering:

Proof of Concept Projects

Providing grants for UK niche vehicle manufacturers and associated design and engineering companies to undertake R&D of early market low carbon technology demonstration projects

Production Readiness Projects

Providing grants for UK SMEs and their supply chains to take existing low carbon vehicle technologies from demonstration through to production readiness in a compressed timescale, leading to significant economic benefits whilst reducing CO2 emissions

The focus of this year’s competition will again be on low carbon vehicle technology, with emphasis on electrification, energy efficiency and lightweight vehicle structures.

Full details of the competition launch, application process and available funding will follow in due course.

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