£10m Zero Emission Propulsion: Competition Briefing Event - Collaborative R&D

Innovate UK invites you to watch this briefing and networking event for the Zero Emission Propulsion funding, part of the new Net Zero Mobility Programme.

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10.00 - 12.00



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The Net Zero Mobility Programme aims to advance innovative propulsion technologies that will enable the movement of people and goods from one location to another through seamless, safe, net zero, connected cost-effective, accessible and reliable means.

This will be achieved by supporting highly innovative technology solutions at the low to mid-technology readiness level. The programme builds on previous mode-specific mobility programmes by creating a mode-agnostic platform whereby organisations are encouraged to apply their knowledge and capability to adjacent transport sectors including automotive, aerospace, maritime and rail. Further information on the programme, the £10m collaborative R&D competition and aligned activities are provided with the opportunity for Q&A with Innovate UK leads.

Important programme details

  • The Net Zero mobility programme will focus on two areas:
    • Zero Emission Propulsion – maximise UK content in supply chains
    • Digital – exploration of opportunities created with greater autonomy and connectivity
  • Innovate UK will invest £10m in technologies and businesses to develop highly
    disruptive future zero emission propulsion technologies for all modes within the
    transport sector and demonstrate investable business models
  • Highly innovative collaborative projects will demonstrate significant improvements in high risk and highly disruptive propulsion technologies through proof of concept to validation in relevant environments
  • Opening for applications in October, Innovate UK is looking to support around 15 projects of between £250k and £1.5m and lasting for 18 months
  • There are a number of programmes supporting the decarbonisation of transport, and this
    intervention is intended to be complimentary rather than duplicate existing support
  • As well as funding, successful projects will benefit from:
    • Cohort events sharing learnings with this cohort of companies and other relevant
    • IUK EDGE business tailored support, focused on areas such new markets or access to finance
    • Opportunities to showcase at domestic and international events

Click here for more details of the funding

Who should watch?

This event is intended for a diverse audience from across the transport and mobility sector, including but not limited to:

  • Technology providers at all tiers – those with propulsion and/or digital solutions which can deliver net zero decarbonisation by 2050 or before
  • Organisations that have carried out a transport-related feasibility study since 2018
  • OEMs from the automotive, aerospace, maritime and rail sector
  • Transport operators and service providers including service providers
  • Academics and research technology organisations

Key date – the competition opens formally for applications on the 17th of October. Click here for funding details

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Related Opportunities

Zero Emission Propulsion CR&D

Opens: 17/10/2022   Closes: 07/12/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million for net zero propulsion innovative projects, covering maritime, rail, automotive or aerospace. This funding is from Innovate UK.

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