The Technology Strategy Board announced the seventh competition under the Integrated Delivery Programme. With £25m of grant available this will be a great opportunity to encourage engagement across all areas of the industry.
The TSB and Office for Low Emission Vehicles are to invest up to £25million in collaborative R&D and demonstration projects that will accelerate the commercialisation of low carbon vehicles.
They aim to strengthen UK capability by encouraging a reduction of costs in the supply base and a faster adoption of new technologies on UK roads. Our focus is on pulling technology through the various stages of the innovation chain.
We are looking to invest in highly innovative projects involving low carbon vehicles that aim to achieve significant cuts in CO2 from road transport.
Proposals must be centred on the vehicle and cover at least one technical area and at least one competition theme as detailed in this document. Projects must be collaborative and business-led. We expect to award a range of grants from £500k and potentially up to figures in excess of £5m.
This competition opens for expressions of interest on 20 February 2012. The deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 28 March 2012. The second stage for invited applicants opens on 23 April 2012 and the deadline for completed applications is at noon on 30 May 2012.
Download and read the IDP7 competition scope document here
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