APC – Advanced Route to Market Demonstrator Competition

A new ‘Advanced Route to Market Demonstrator’ (ARMD) competition has been launched by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).

This fast-start competition is specifically designed as a green recovery support initiative to encourage UK industry to resume R&D and to help accelerate current projects post the Covid-19 pandemic in the transition to zero emission vehicles.

There is up to £10 million available in grant for this new funded competition and APC are looking for collaborative, business-led late-stage R&D projects that will demonstrate advanced propulsion technologies, the output of which must be in the form of a physical demonstrator.

The focus of this competition is to develop and realise the demonstration of capability that could lead to further business exploitation, utilising future low carbon powertrain technology as a key element in the UKs Transition to Zero activities.

Project applications need to demonstrate how grant for their project will result in accelerated development of their product and a potential route to market. The development and realisation of the demonstrator needs to focus on future vehicle powertrain technology themes.

These include:

  • Lightweight vehicle body, chassis and powertrain structures
  • Electric machines and power electronics
  • Energy storage and energy management systems
  • Alternative propulsion systems
  • Other disruptive low carbon vehicle technology

Deadline for submissions is Friday 7th August.

For full competition details and application guidance please click here

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