Competition closes: 26 April 2023, 11am
Applicants notified: 30 May 2023
Project start date & duration: 01 December 2023 for up to 18 months.
Scope: Your project must demonstrate how it will work across and integrate multiple parts of the hydrogen value chain and tiers of the supply chain. You can include technology, business model development, safety and standardisation. Your proposal must:
- innovate in the storage or distribution part of the hydrogen value chain.
- integrate with at least one other part of the hydrogen value chain.
- develop the supply chains for hydrogen storage and distribution.
Your proposal must show how you will:
- develop new ways of delivering integrated hydrogen storage & distribution systems.
- develop & reduce the associated cost of UK hydrogen supply chains associated with storage & distribution of hydrogen
- push businesses towards commercialisation, accelerating adoption, reducing complexity and cost of hydrogen through demand-led innovation
You can use hydrogen or its low carbon carriers, such as: low carbon ammonia, low carbon methanol, low carbon liquid organic hydrogen carriers, but must demonstrate benefit to the development of the UK hydrogen economy.
Projects that will not be funded (this list is not exhaustive, full details on the competition page)
- are not collaborative.
- do not collaborate across two or more parts of the hydrogen value chain where one part must include storage or distribution.
- do not address the development of or include multiple tiers of UK hydrogen supply chains.
- This competition is open to collaborations only.
- Subsidy Control and EC State Aid funding rules apply
- Project must be led by a UK business, of any size, and collaborators must be UK based organisations
- Project must be led by a UK-registered business and include at least one grant claiming SME.
- R&D work must be carried out in the UK and project results exploited from UK.
- Subcontractors can be UK based or from overseas, you must state why you could not use UK suppliers.
- Total eligible project costs up to maximum £1,000,000 (£4.35M pot).
For Feasibility (TRL 2-3) and Industrial Research (TRL3-5) 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 (TRL 6-7) 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.
For further information or to discuss a project idea please contact PNO Consultants
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