APC 10: Advancing the UK’s Low Carbon Automotive Capability

Funding opportunity:

APC 10: Advancing the UK’s Low Carbon Automotive Capability



Funder and programme:

Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) – Automotive Council Industrial Strategy

Total project costs (range):

£ 5,000,000 – £ 40,000,000



Competition closes:

27/06/2018 (12:00 noon)

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) invests approximately £30 million, 3 times a year, in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. These are pre-production projects and must be match funded.

APC 10 is seeking proposals for UK based R&D projects that significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve air quality. The projects must focus on technologies directly linked with the long-term development of zero-emission capability, such as:

  • motors;
  • batteries;
  • power electronics;
  • hybridisation;
  • alternative propulsion systems.

The project’s primary application should be for the automotive industry. APC is particularly looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term capabilities in the design, build and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles. These projects should help make those capabilities a permanent part of the UK supply chain.

This competition follows a 2-stage process.

  • Written application.
  • Interviews for successful applicants from the first stage.

The project can last between 18 and 42 months.

MSC R&D can help your business develop by supporting you in:
• Identification of appropriate grants and competition calls for proposals
• Partner search for collaborative Research & Innovation
• Bid writing
• Project management
• Audit compliance
• Commercialisation
• Business Planning
• Market Intelligence reports

If you want help with any of these opportunities, please CONTACT us on 0114 230 8401 or email businessdevelopment@mscbdg.co.uk