IDP14: accelerating the transition to zero emission vehicles
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, via the Faraday Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, is to invest up to £20 million in this competition: £2m for feasibility studies and £18m for research and development. This is to enable industry-led research into vehicle technologies that accelerates the transition to zero emission vehicles. This is the 14th competition in the Integrated Delivery Programme (IDP) series.
We are particularly looking for projects to develop low-cost, highly integrated systems to enable zero emission journeys for cars. We are also looking for zero emission or zero emission capable journeys for medium and heavy goods vehicles. You should focus on identified technical or commercial challenges developing zero and zero emission capable technologies on vehicles, from motorbikes to large trucks.
For the first time in an IDP competition a proportion of the budget will focus on medium and heavy goods vehicles.
All projects must be a collaboration between at least 2 partners. A business must lead the project.
A maximum of 70% of project costs will be covered, depending on business category.
A briefing event for this project (covering both categories) will be held on 27th September in Birmingham: click here to book a place.
If you are unable to attend in person, you can book a place on the webcast of the event.
Feasibility studies (up to £250k per project)
There is up to £2 million to fund innovation projects for feasibility studies in this competition.
Projects should focus on accelerating the transition to zero emission technologies for cars. We also want a focus on zero emission or zero emission capable technologies for medium and heavy goods vehicles. Total eligible costs are up to £250,000 per feasibility study project.
Your project can focus on technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development. This will depend on the challenge.
Projects for feasibility studies should last up to 12 months.
The call for feasibility studies can be found here.
Research and development (£250k to £4m per project)
There is up to £18 million to fund innovation projects in this competition as follows:
1. £15 million for research and development projects. These should focus on the technical and commercial challenges identified in the scope section. This includes up to £5 million from the Faraday Challenge for battery projects that meet the objectives of the Faraday Challenge Fund.
2. £3 million for research and development projects. These should focus on zero emission or zero emission capable medium and heavy goods vehicles. This includes those focused on electrifying the main traction power system, auxiliary power systems and vehicle bodies or trailers. R&D projects that deliver significant emissions savings for conventional internal combustion engines for medium and heavy goods vehicles are in scope. However, they must form part of a future zero emission capable HGV vehicle.
Projects should last between 12 months and 3 years. If your project falls outside of this range you will need to speak to Innovate UK before you apply.
The call for research and development projects can be found here.