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    Funding: Automotive research calls

    2012 has already been a very busy year for R&D. Some of last year’s automotive specific research call deadlines are fast approaching and several annual calls from the larger funding bodies’ have also been announced. To assist the industry in making the most of these opportunities, please find below a brief summary of some of the research calls that may be of interest to you and your company

    TSB £7.5m competition call for collaborative R&D projects involving hydrogen fuel cells and energy systems

    Registration deadline: 15 February 2012

    Click here for more information

    EPSRC & TSB £6m call for collaborative R&D that stimulate innovative in manufacturing

    Registration deadline: 22 February 2012

    Deadline: 29 February 2012

    Click here for more information

    FP7 Transport 2012 Move 1 €26m call for project proposals in a range of specific areas including the demonstration of urban freight electric vehicles for clean city logistics.

    Deadline: 1 March 2012

    Click here for more information

    TSB £25m collaborative R&D and demonstration project call for the commercialisation of low carbon vehicles

    Competition opens: 20 February 2012

    Registrations deadline: 21 March 2012

    Deadline: 28 March 2012

    Click here for more information

    TSB £2m call for feasibility studies of innovative projects across the technology sector, including the areas of electronics, photonics, electrical systems and advanced materials

    Competition opens: 12 March 2012

    Registration deadline: 4 April 2012

    Deadline: 11 April 2012

    Click here for more information

    TSB £5m call for feasibility and collaborative R&D projects into sustainable manufacturing in the process industry

    Registration opens: 27 February 2012

    Briefing day: 8 March 2012

    Deadline: 25 April 2012

    Click here for more information

    Electronics, Sensors and Photonics KTN call for UK companies interested in collaborating with Korean companies in the field of Lithium-ion batteries

    Click here for more information

    EU Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) €200m annual call for projects to increase pan-European transport

    Deadline: 13 April 2012

    Click here for more information

    EU Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) €77.5m annual call for R&D projects in Hydrogen.

    Deadline: 24 May 2012

    Click here for more information

    Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering will announce the first call for nominations in February 2012.

    Nominations open: February 2012

    Deadline: 31 July 2012

    Click here for more information

    If you need further information on any of these opportunities then please contact Zoe Desoer or on 07815 284362 . The NAA can assist you in developing your bid or help you in finding other local partners. 

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham