Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 3

Funding opportunity:

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 3



Funder and programme:

Innovate UK – Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)

Project total costs (range):

£ 500,000 – £ 15,000,000



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 £23 million in industrial research and experimental development projects. In the other competition, Innovate UK expects to fund up to £2 million in feasibility studies.

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 between £500,000 and £15 million. Your project can last between 3 and 18 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