Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 15

Registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital centric investment projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.

Funding Details

When

Registration Opens

27/09/2021

Registration Closes

20/10/2021

Award

Your total eligible project costs and project duration must be strongly aligned to the Automotive Transformation Fund. Total funding available is £1bn for capital and associated industrial research projects.

Organisation

Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC)

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The Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) is an Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) programme that aims to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain.

It offers a share of up to £1 billion of funding for capital and associated industrial research projects. This will be to support the industrialisation of a high value, electrified automotive supply at scale in the UK.

This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition, which is the first stage in a two stage process. Your EoI application outlines your proposal and potential benefits to the UK. If your application is successful, you will be invited to progress to a full application for the ATF competition.

Your total eligible project costs and project duration must be strongly aligned to the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF).

To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:

Non-UK businesses can apply to this expression of interest (EoI) competition in reference to activities they are considering undertaking in the UK. The business and any project partners must be registered in the UK before any funding can be awarded.

Your project must support the industrialisation at scale of an electrified automotive supply chain. It must be appropriate and in proportion to the planned objectives and prioritisation of the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF).

You should be looking to transform the automotive industry through significant business or production expansion. We expect your project to be centred around a product, process or technology that you have already demonstrated and have confirmed as technically and economically feasible.

Your application can be for:

  • capital investment only
  • capital and associated R&D activity

Your proposal must prioritise the scale up in areas mentioned in the Automotive Transformation Strategy for an electrified supply chain. Your project can focus on but is not limited to:

  • batteries including cells (’gigafactories’)
  • electric motors and drives
  • power electronics
  • fuel cells
  • upstream supply chain for, batteries including cells, electric motors and drives, power electronics or fuel cells
  • recycling of, batteries including cells, electric motors and drives, power electronics or fuel cells

Click here to see the full scope.

If you would like to discuss your application with KTN, please contact our Transport team.

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