Sponsored by Innovate UK, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), our annual R&D competitions provide funding to SMEs in the low carbon vehicle technology sector for collaborative R&D activities covering the following project types:
Proof of Concept Projects: providing grants for UK niche vehicle manufacturers and associated design and engineering companies to undertake R&D of early market low carbon technology demonstration projects.
Production Readiness Projects: providing grants for UK SMEs and their supply chains 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.
Competition Workshop Event
Organisations wishing to participate in the competition are strongly encouraged to attend the R&D Competition Workshop on 10th April to:
• Find out how the 2019 competition is configured and has changed from previous years
• Have a demonstration of the new on-line application process and be better prepared for bid submission
• Receive advice on how to prepare your bid and maximise your chances of being awarded funding
• Meet other companies looking to participate in the competition – who could potentially help to strengthen your consortium and to support your bid
The workshop includes a competition briefing and gives delegates the opportunity to briefly introduce themselves and identify their areas of interest. It will also feature an interactive workshop session which includes advice and debate on what makes a project fundable and how best to present your bid. There will also be networking opportunities to meet other companies to discuss potential partnerships.
It is free to attend but places are limited, so please register now to avoid disappointment.Back to News