£25 million boost for self-driving technology: apply for funding
Businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop, demonstrate and trial technologies for connected and autonomous vehicles in real-world settings.
The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has up to £25 million to invest in up to 4 pilot schemes for self-driving vehicles.
Funding is for pilots of self-driving passenger vehicles which include at least a 6-month trial in a public or semi-controlled setting. Trials should have a clear commercial focus, with potential to become an enduring service.
CCAV was set up by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Transport to help ensure the UK is a world leader in developing and testing connected and autonomous vehicles.
It is investing £150 million, match-funded by industry over 5 years, into cutting edge technologies. Trials are already under way in Bristol, Coventry, Greenwich and Milton Keynes.
Projects must pilot viable business opportunities
Projects should aim to test and validate:
- the technologies against a clear user need
- public acceptance of the technologies
- the business models that will deliver the service
They should focus on a viable and sustainable business opportunity that could be introduced as a service from the early 2020s.
- the competition opens on 25 June 2018, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 19 September 2018
- projects must be led by a business working with other businesses and researchers
- we expect projects to have total costs of between £4 million and £20 million and to last between 18 and 30 months
- businesses could attract up to 70% of their total project costs
- briefing events will be held in London, Cardiff, Belfast, Glasgow and Sunderland at the end of June and beginning of July 2018
Latest News from
UKRI launches consultation on open access policy14/02/2020 14:05:00
UKRI has today launched a consultation on open access policy for any group, organisation or individual with an interest in research and innovation to respond.
New appointments to Innovate UK’s council06/02/2020 12:25:00
UK Research and Innovation has appointed two new members to Innovate UK’s council.
BuffaloGrid: connecting the next 1 billion to the internet03/02/2020 14:33:00
Smart energy business supported by Innovate UK aims to power a smartphone revolution that will help drive wealth and wellbeing in the developing world.
Swanbarton: empowering communities in the developing world03/02/2020 12:20:00
A business supported by the Energy Catalyst programme is helping to put the power to supply electricity into the hands of developing communities.
OakTec: helping to power remote populations03/02/2020 10:47:00
Engineering specialist looks at ways to provide clean and sustainable energy to isolated areas of the developing world with unique engine.
Improving farm productivity in UK and Canada: apply for funding22/01/2020 13:20:00
Businesses can apply for a share of £2 million to work with Canadian partners on new technologies that could improve farm productivity and reduce pollution.
Developing sustainable plastic packaging: apply for funding20/01/2020 10:25:00
Businesses can apply for a share of up to £37 million to support projects that look at ways to radically reduce waste from plastic packaging.
First of a Kind 2020 launches to find this century’s Brunel13/01/2020 13:12:00
Department for Transport and Innovate UK launch competition to drive innovation on the railways.