Further investment in low carbon vehicle technology development

Further investment in low carbon vehicle technology development

15 Dec 2010

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest a further £9 million to support innovations in low carbon vehicle technology and is inviting applications for funding of new collaborative research and development projects and feasibility studies.

Through the collaborative R&D competition, which opens on 7 March 2011, the Technology Strategy Board is looking to invest up to £8 million in highly innovative, industry-led collaborative projects aimed at achieving significant cuts in CO2 for vehicle-centric technologies for low carbon vehicles.  Up to £2m will be allocated to projects in each of four technology areas – internal combustion engines, energy storage & energy management, lightweight vehicle & powertrain structures and electric machines & power electronics.  Grants will range from £250,000 to £750,000 per project, dependant on the technical barriers to be overcome, the size of the consortium and the length of the project.  For full information please visit: http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/highly-innovative-strategic-technologies-in-low-ca.ashx

Through the feasibility studies competition, which also opens on 7 March 2011, the Technology Strategy Board is looking to invest up to £1 million in highly innovative, vehicle centric, industry-led projects targeted at disruptive technology and research that challenges current conventions – exploring new boundaries or adapting novel technologies to an entirely different field.  Each project size is expected to be no larger than £100,000 and up to 75% funding may be available.  A further competition aligned to this activity may take place in 2012, creating an opportunity for follow-on funding.  The feasibility studies should, therefore, not exceed 12 months in duration.  For full information please visit: http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/disruptive-technologies-in-low-carbon-vehicles-.ashx

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Media contacts:
Claire Cunningham, Media Relations Manager, Technology Strategy Board, Mobile: 07554 115745; Email : claire.cunningham@tsb.gov.uk

or

Nick Sheppard, Media Relations Consultant, Technology Strategy Board, Mobile: 07824 599644; Email: nick.sheppard@tsb.gov.uk

 

Last updated on Friday 18 February 2011 at 11:29

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