R&D Support

The Niche Vehicle Network supports the introduction and use of innovative technologies within the low volume vehicle manufacturing sector.

  • R&D Competitions

    Supported by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, Innovate UK and the Advanced Propulsion Centre, our Niche Vehicle R&D Competitions provide grants for niche vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and technology organisations who wish to collaborate on innovative, industry-led projects focused on UK non-human powered road-going or off-highway niche vehicles.
  • IP Protection

    By undertaking an R&D project it is anticipated that you will generate Intellectual Property that may need to be protected to secure your commercial position.  Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) refers to the various rights that exist to safeguard/ protect original creations.