New Grant Funding Competitions Launched

A total of £2,300,000 is to be made available for collaborative low carbon vehicle technology development and demonstration projects

The Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) is pleased to announce the opening of our latest funding competition for collaborative projects under our automotive research and development programme.

Sponsored by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), Innovate UK and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), the competitions are focused on providing SMEs active in the low carbon vehicle technology sector with funding to undertake:

  • Early stage ‘proof of concept’ R&D, taking product ideas to the point where they are successfully demonstrated on a vehicle
  • Later stage R&D, moving forward from the demonstration stage to produce working prototypes and establish manufacturing routes which lead to production readiness

The Niche Vehicle R&D Competition is providing a grant pot of up to £1,300,000 for UK niche vehicle manufacturers to undertake the research and development of early market low carbon technology demonstration projects, primarily applicable to non-human powered road and off-highway low volume vehicles.

For more information on this competition, and to request an application pack: CLICK HERE

The SME & Supply Chain Competition is providing a grant pot of up to £1,000,000 for UK SMEs and their supply chain 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.

For more information on this competition, and to request an application pack:  CLICK HERE

The call for applications for grant funded collaborative projects opens on 1st July and closes at noon on 19th August 2016.

To enter either competition, the lead applicant MUST request an application pack by email ([email protected]) no later than noon on 29th July 2016.

A competition briefing day to launch the R&D programme, with details of how to apply for grant funding will be held on the 7th July at the National Conference Centre.

To register to attend, email [email protected].

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