Your project must:
- have total costs between £150,000 and £300,000
- start on 1 September 2022
- end by 31 August 2023
- carry out its project work in the UK
- intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
Your project must involve a minimum of 2 collaborative grant claiming organisations from across the energy and transport sectors.
You must only include eligible project costs in your application.
If your total project’s costs or duration falls outside of our eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to email@example.com at least 10 working days before the competition closes. We will decide whether to approve your request. If you have not requested approval or your application has not been approved by us, you will be made ineligible. Your application will then not be sent for assessment.
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian source.
To lead a project your organisation must:
- be a UK registered business of any size
- collaborate with other UK registered organisations to deliver this project
Academic institutions cannot lead a project.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
- business of any size
- academic institution
- public sector organisation
- research and technology organisation (RTO)
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once accepted, partners will be asked to login or to create an account and enter their own project costs into the Innovation Funding Service.
The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total project costs.
Academic institutions must have their research staff ready to start at the beginning of the project.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use subcontractors from outside the UK but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use UK suppliers.
You must provide a detailed rationale, evidence of the potential UK contractors you approached and the reasons why they were unable to work with you. We will not accept a cheaper cost as a sufficient reason to use an overseas subcontractor.
All subcontractor costs must be justified and appropriate to the total project costs.
Subcontractors costs are limited to 30% of the total project costs. If your consortium is using more than one subcontractor, this maximum is shared between them.
Number of applications
A UK registered business of any size can only lead on one application but can be included as a collaborator in a further 2 applications.
If a UK registered business of any size is not leading any application, it can collaborate in any number of applications.
Academic institutions, charities, not-for-profit organisations, RTOs and public sector organisations can collaborate on any number of applications.