2020 Production Readiness R&D Competition Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce that 10 new R&D projects have been successful in securing a share of approximately £2.4m funding in this year’s Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) Production Readiness R&D Competition, supported by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).

This includes a group of 5 projects that started on 1st July, all a direct continuation from last year’s Proof of Concept Competition as a piloted fast-track scheme to enable projects to move rapidly to Production Readiness. The remaining projects will commence from 1st October.

Gareth Deakin, Senior Project Delivery Lead at the APC, said: “Supporting the development of cutting-edge low carbon vehicle technology is crucial to the UK’s net zero ambitions and the APC is extremely pleased to be continuing the support of the NVN Production Readiness programme. This year we are funding an even greater number of exciting projects due to the introduction of a pilot ‘Fast Track’ programme and we hope to see the collaborations benefitting from a near seamless move from the Proof of Concept programme to the next challenge of Production Readiness. The technologies developed within these projects will make great strides in bringing the latest innovations to the next generation of niche vehicles and beyond.”

In addition, the successful R&D Competition winners includes 1 Technology Transfer project following on from a successful Feasibility Study funded through NVN.

Congratulations to all of our winners and details of the successful projects can be viewed here.

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