Innovate UK is to invest up to £7m in collaborative R&D projects to encourage technologies for road-vehicles that will deliver significant reductions in CO2 emissions – deadline 22 October
Integrated Delivery Programme (IDP) competition 11 The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £7m in collaborative R&D projects to encourage technologies for road-vehicles that will deliver significant reductions in CO2 emissions. It is seeking proposals that have at their core either one or more of the following Automotive Council strategic technologies:
- electric machines and power electronics
- energy storage and energy management
- lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures
- internal combustion engines and energy efficiency.
Proposals can also include other highly disruptive technologies, which will significantly accelerate the reduction of CO2 beyond that achieved through standard product development cycles. The technology may have initially been developed on non-road platforms, or for other types of transport, but will be eligible for this competition provided it has a clear and demonstrable exploitation route for road-going vehicles. Proposals must be collaborative and business-led. They expect to fund mainly industrial research projects in which a business partner will generally attract up to 50% public funding for their project costs (60% for SMEs). Projects are expected to range in size from total costs of £500k to £2m, although projects outside this range may be considered. This competition opened for applicants on 8 September 2014. The deadline for registration is at noon on 22 October 2014 and the deadline for applications is at noon on 29 October 2014. Find out more at: https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/adapting-cutting-edge-technologies?p_p_auth=5Du8C4eR