Commercialising Connected and Automated Mobility: Deployments

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £40 million of CCAV competition funding, supporting new automated transport service projects.

Funding Details
When

Registration Opens

23/05/2022

Registration Closes

20/07/2022

Award

Your project’s total grant funding request must be between £500,000 and £9 million. The total grant request in your application cannot exceed 50% of the total project costs.

Organisation

Innovate UK

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Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) to invest up to £41.5 million in innovation projects across two competition strands.

The aim of this competition is to support the CCAV ambition to progress technologies, products and services into commercial offerings.

This competition is split into 2 strands.

In strand 1 of the competition, 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.

We have allocated up to £40 million to fund industrial research and experimental development projects in this strand.

Your project must:

  • start by 1 March 2023
  • end by 31 March 2025
  • carry out all project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
  • work with the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) to ensure compatibility with relevant current and future regulatory compliance

To lead a project your organisation must:

The aim of this competition is to target early commercial self-driving vehicle opportunities, and support the UK supply chain to grow and fill technology gaps necessary for their deployment. Where appropriate, your project must align with the nine principles of the Future of Mobility Urban Strategy.

In this strand: Commercialising Connected and Automated Mobility: Deployments, 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.

If your project uses public roads it must comply with the Department for Transport (DfT) Code of Practice: Automated Vehicle Trialling, relevant standards for safety and security. You must work with DfT and its agencies to audit your safety and security cases before on-road trials or service deployments begin. You must also explain how the service could be improved or expanded in the future, as technology and legislation develops.

In line with the Government’s decarbonisation goals, vehicle procurement costs, whether capital or otherwise, will only be eligible for zero emission vehicles.

Your project must focus on one or more of the following four listed options in commercial connected and automated mobility deployments:

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

You must ensure that you will comply with all legal requirements in your chosen deployment areas. It is your responsibility to take legal advice in this matter.

Click here to watch the recording of our industry engagement event from 24th May. Find the slides and the pitches here.

If you would like help to find a project partner, contact KTM’s Transport team.