Sponsoring Agency: Innovate UK
Type of Fund: Grant
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 04/21/2021
Size of the Fund: USD $500,000 to $1 Million
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7million to develop on-vehicle solutions that address challenges associated with the transition to zero emission vehicles. Funding is from Office Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).
The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), formerly Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) are investing up to £17 million in support of solutions that address challenges associated with the uptake of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in this programme.
The aim of this competition is to fund on-vehicle innovative solutions that support the transition to zero emission vehicles in line with the Government’s transport decarbonisation ambitions
In this competition, OZEV is looking for solutions that address one or more of the following challenges:
• improve ZEV range capability
• increase adoption of small commercial ZEVs
• support transition to zero emission for special use vehicles
• improve ZEV user experience
• improve sustainability of ZEVs
Projects which address these challenges can use new, highly innovative solutions or advance an existing innovation or R&D project.
At the end of the feasibility study, your project must be:
• ready to continue in future R&D competitions or
• able to raise private sector investment to take the project outcome to market
Your application must focus on at least one of the following challenges.
You must clearly identify the primary challenge for assessment purposes. Your solution can cover several challenges but will be assessed against the primary challenge selected.
• Challenge 1 –Improve ZEV range capability: Advances in zero emission on-vehicle technologies to improve EV range anxiety by enabling increased vehicle range, efficiency or capability.
• Challenge 2 – Increase adoption of small commercial ZEVs: Tackling on vehicle technological challenges associated with fewer than 3.5 tonne commercial vehicles, including fleets, to improve operational performance or total cost of ownership.
• Challenge 3 – Support transition to zero emission for special use vehicles: Technological solutions for special use vehicles, such as emergency vehicles, which are technically challenging but need to make the transition to zero.
• Challenge 4 – Improve ZEV user experience: Technologies which improve ZEV user experience by for example improving mobility, road-side recovery or their use in a recreational setting.
• Challenge 5 – Improve sustainability of ZEVs Solutions that enable battery recycling facilities.
Your project’s total eligible costs between £300,000 and £600,000.
Your project must:
• start by 1 Aug 2021
• end by 31 March 2022
• last up to 8 months
Innovate UK will not approve project extensions beyond 31 March 2022.
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
• be a UK registered business of any size
• carry out its project work in the UK
• intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
• To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
o be a UK registered business, academic institution, charity, not-for-profit, public sector organisation or research and technology organisation (RTO)
o carry out its project work in the UK
o intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
• Academic institutions must have their research team ready to start at the beginning of the project.
• The maximum number of organisations allowed in a consortium in this competition is 3, including the lead. This maximum number includes non-grant claiming partners, but not subcontractors.
• For collaborations, the lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
• Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once accepted, partners will be asked to login or to create an account and enter their own project costs into the Innovation Funding Service.
• Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total eligible project costs.
More information at: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/869/overview