Grant Funded R&D Competitions

The Niche Vehicle Network continues to invest in R&D projects focused on the niche and specialist vehicle manufacturing sector.

Sponsored by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), Innovate UK and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), our competitions are focused on providing SMEs active in the low carbon vehicle technology sector with funding to undertake collaborative research and development activities within the following areas:

1. “EV Challenge”

Innovative Charging provides a platform for collaborative research and development in the area of innovative charging solutions for electric vehicles within the UK niche vehicle sector.

The Competition is open to organisations active in design and manufacture of off board electric vehicle charging equipment in the UK, who wish to collaborate on innovative, industry-led projects. The aim of this competition stream is to develop innovative charging solutions for niche electric vehicles in order to promote increased take-up.

All applications can now only be submitted online through our Niche Vehicle Network Funding Gateway. This contains full guidance on how to apply, together with links to provide specific help if required.

Applications must be received no later than 17:00 on Thursday 15th April 2021.

Please go to the NVN Funding Gateway to register, find out more and apply for this competition, please follow the link below:

https://gateway.nichevehiclenetwork.co.uk/

Early Stage Vehicle R&D provides a platform for collaborative research and development in the area of zero emission vehicle technologies within the UK niche vehicle sector.

The Competition is open to niche vehicle manufacturers, system suppliers and design/engineering or technology organisations active in the UK specialist and low volume manufacturing sector who wish to collaborate on innovative, industry-led projects.

All applications can now only be submitted online through our Niche Vehicle Network Funding Gateway. This contains full guidance on how to apply, together with links to provide specific help if required.

Applications must be received no later than 17:00 on Thursday 15th April 2021.

Please go to the NVN Funding Gateway to register, find out more and apply for this competition, please follow the link below:

https://gateway.nichevehiclenetwork.co.uk/

2. Late Stage Vehicle R&D provides a platform for collaborative research and development in the area of zero emission and low carbon vehicle technologies within the UK niche vehicle sector.

The Competition is open to niche vehicle manufacturers, system suppliers and design/engineering or technology organisations active in the UK specialist and low volume manufacturing sector who wish to collaborate on innovative, industry-led projects.

All applications can now only be submitted online through our Niche Vehicle Network Funding Gateway. This contains full guidance on how to apply, together with links to provide specific help if required.

Applications must be received no later than 17:00 on Thursday 15th April 2021.

Please go to the NVN Funding Gateway to register, find out more and apply for this competition, please follow the link below:

https://gateway.nichevehiclenetwork.co.uk/

3. The Niche Vehicle Feasibility Competition provides grants for industry-led projects focusing on catalysing innovative zero emission vehicle technologies through the undertaking of initial desk-top research activities.  Eligible projects under this competition are not required to be collaborative.

Further information regarding the feasibility competition will be uploaded for the competition launch later this year.