Commercialising Connected and Automated Mobility: Deployments

The aim of this competition is to support the CCAV ambition to progress technologies, products and services into commercial offerings. Your proposal must target early commercial self-driving vehicle opportunities and support the UK supply chain to grow and fill technology gaps necessary for their deployment. Interested? Then feel free to contact us!

Dates:

Competition closes: 20th July 2022, 11am

Applicants notified: 30th September 2022

Project start date & duration: Start by 1st January 2023 and end by 31st March 2025

Scope

Your project must develop a new automated passenger or goods service to the point of commercial deployment. If you are developing a passenger service, your project must improve on and integrate into existing transport systems. It must enhance how the public move and encourage active transport and public journeys, wherever appropriate. You must work with DfT and its agencies to audit your safety and security cases before on-road trials or service deployments begin.

Specific Themes

Logistics services

  • in public spaces to which the public have access
  • in private spaces to which the public do not have access

Passenger services

  • in public spaces to which the public have access
  • in private spaces to which the public do not have access

Projects that will not be funded

  • are early stage research into automated driving systems
  • include testing or deployments of drone technologies in public spaces
  • include aircraft or waterborne craft
  • include rail vehicles

Eligibility

  • State aid funding rules apply.
  • All project work must be completed in the UK, with project results exploited in the UK
  • You must work with the CCAV to ensure compatibility with current and future regulatory compliance

Funding Rates

  • Total eligible project costs between £500,000 and £9 million (£40M pot).
  • For Industrial Research you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
    • up to 70% if you are a micro or small organisation
    • up to 60% if you are a medium-sized organisation
    • up to 50% if you are a large organisation

    For Experimental Development you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:

    • up to 45% if you are a micro or small organisation
    • up to 35% if you are a medium-sized organisation
    • up to 25% if you are a large organisation

    Research organisations in your consortium can share up to 30% of the UK total eligible project costs.

How PNO can support you

The UK team has a strong track record in securing some of the most competitive national and European grants on behalf of its clients, with a full understanding of how a project should be presented to stand the highest chance of success. Each year in the UK alone, we are responsible for the submission of more than 100 funding applications across all sectors and priority areas. Based on this extensive experience, through careful project selection and using key insight into how a project should be best positioned, we consistently achieve success rates that are more than 5 times the typical success rates for UK national schemes and EU programmes.

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