Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation Feasibility Studies, Round 3

Funding opportunity:

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation Feasibility Studies, Round 3



Funder and programme:

Innovate UK – Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)

Project total costs (range):

Up to £ 500,000



Competition closes:

12/12/2018 (12:00 noon)

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £25 million in innovation projects. This competition is the third round of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation. Its goal is to support business led research and development in the design and development of batteries for electric vehicles.

Projects must emphasise:

  • making it easier to scale up;
  • building supply chains in the UK.

The funding is split into 2 competitions running in parallel. In this competition, Innovate UK expects to invest up to £2 million in feasibility studies. In the other competition, Innovate UK expects to fund up to £23 million in industrial research and experimental development projects.

Projects must focus on the technical or commercial challenges in battery innovation, development and manufacture through UK supply chains.

All projects must be a collaboration between at least 2 partners. A business or research and technology organisation (RTO) must lead the project.

Your total project costs can be up to £500,000. Your project can last between 3 and 12 months. It must start by 1 September 2019 and end by 31 March 2021.

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