The APC Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) supports ambitious micro, small and medium-sized companies that are developing innovative automotive technology, products and services.

We are looking for innovative automotive technology, products and services which:

  • Support zero emission vehicle operation, or;
  • Support the shift to net-zero carbon automotive products

The programme targets Technology Developers (TDs) with early-stage (TRL 2-4) vehicle innovations.

The innovative solutions developed should align with one or more of the automotive council’s 5 strategic technologies, or be outside of these areas but demonstrating a strong impact potential (for example, developments that enable the accelerated advancement of low emission vehicle technologies). On or off-vehicle technology can be developed through the programme.

The 5 strategic technologies are:

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Energy Storage and Energy Management
  • Intelligent Mobility
  • Lightweight Vehicle and Powertrain Structures
  • Electric Machines and Power Electronics

Key Dates 

  • 16th February 2021 – Expressions of interest opens
  • Noon 14th April 2021 – Application deadline
  • W/C 17th May 2021 – Interviews
  • W/C 31st May 2021 – Applicants informed
  • 1st July 2021 – Target wave start

TDAP provides:

  • A structured early-stage Accelerator Programme
  • Focused product and business approach
  • Independent expert consultancy, mentoring and support
  • A gateway-driven process
  • Up to £135,000 grant support (APC do not take equity stake)
  • Automotive industry networking