Feasibility studies will challenge current thinking about low carbon vehicle technology

Feasibility studies will challenge current thinking about low carbon vehicle technology

10 Jun 2011

Fourteen innovative British companies are to receive government support to carry out feasibility studies into the development of disruptive low carbon vehicle technology that will challenge current thinking.

The £1 million funding, from the government-backed Technology Strategy Board (www.innovateuk.org), will support fifteen vehicle-centric studies that challenge current conventions, explore new boundaries or adapt novel technologies to an entirely different field. 

Andrew Everett, Head of Transport at the Technology Strategy Board, said:

 “As a part of the low carbon vehicle Integrated Delivery Programme, we are exploring new  technologies and testing innovative thinking.  Through these studies, we aim to draw out  innovative technologies being developed within the UK that have the potential to redefine the  current automotive industry view. “

The feasibility studies will be led by Aeristech Ltd, Axon Automotive, Delta Motorsport Ltd, Equipmake Ltd, Fusion Innovations Ltd, Gordon Murray Design Ltd, HILTech Developments Ltd, Libertine FPE Ltd, Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd, Ricardo UK Ltd (2 studies), SAIC Motor UK, Sunamp Ltd, TRW Conekt and WDL Ltd. 

Including contributions from the participating companies, the total cost of the studies is over £1.6 million and the average level of government support for each study is £71,000.  The studies will be completed within twelve months and the Technology Strategy Board intends to run a further competition in 2012, aligned to this one, which will create an opportunity for follow-on funding.

For full press release including notes to editors please follow this link.

Media enquiries only should be addressed to the Technology Strategy Board’s media relations consultant or manager: Nick Sheppard, Media Relations Consultant - Mobile: 07824 599644, Email: nick.sheppard@tsb.gov.uk or Claire Cunningham, Media Relations Manager - Tel: 01793 442901, Mobile: 07554 115745 Email: claire.cunningham@tsb.gov.uk.

Companies and other organisations seeking further information about Technology Strategy Board funding opportunities should visit the Competitions page of the Technology Strategy Board website – competitions, email competitions@innovateuk.org or phone the Competitions Helpline on 0300 321 4357.

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Last updated on Monday 12 September 2011 at 12:28

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