Automotive Transformation Fund has £7 million available

The Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) supports the industrialisation of a high-value electrified automotive supply chain in order to accelerate the development of net-zero emission vehicles. It is run by the Advanced Propulsion Centre and its partners: Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Department for International Trade.


This competition invites UK registered organisations to apply for a share of £7 million for relevant economic or technical feasibility studies. The APC is looking for projects that are one of the following:

  • Firstly, economic feasibility studies that consider the development of large-scale manufacturing facilities; they should take up to 6 months to complete.
  • Secondly, technical feasibility studies that focus on developing advanced manufacturing processes or scaling up product manufacturing. These must take up to 12 months to complete.

Projects must support the UK automotive industry by making it easier for investment to happen in large scale manufacturing, or by building electrified vehicle supply chains. More specifically, projects should focus on one or more of the following products: batteries, motors and drives, power electronics, fuel cell, or recycling any of the above. Alternatively, you can work on the materials and components that go into the product.


All projects must have total eligible costs of under £1 million. Applicants can work in collaboration or employ subcontractors but subcontractors should be based in the UK.

To lead a project or work alone, your organisation must:

  • Be a UK registered business of any size, a research organisation, or a research and technology organisation
  • Be a grant recipient
  • Carry out its project work in the UK and intend to exploit its results from or in the UK.

Interested in applying for funding from the Automotive Transformation Fund? You can find more information here. Additionally, you can contact us to arrange a free consultation.

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