Commercialising Connected and Automated Mobility: Supply Chain

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £16 million for projects to develop technologies and capabilities in the Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) supply chain.

Funding Details
When

Registration Opens

21/10/2022

Registration Closes

11/01/2023

Award

Your project’s total grant funding request must be between £200,000 and £2 million. This can cover up to 70% of costs depending on business size.

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 £16 million in innovation projects. These projects will develop Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) technologies, products and services into commercial offerings to exploit early and medium term commercial markets in the UK and abroad.

The original briefing planned for 13th September had to be postponed due to national events, but a briefing recording has now been made available and can be viewed below. There will be an additional networking and pitching event in Bristol on 15th November, 9am-4pm.

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.

Your project must strengthen the capabilities of the sovereign UK CAM supply chain. It must improve the safety and security of CAM, filling specific technology gaps, improving performance, reliability and scale-up opportunities in the UK and globally.

Your proposal must also identify clear market opportunities and an innovative project which exploits them.

Your project must:

  • have a grant funding request between £200,000 and £2 million
  • start by 1st July 2023
  • end by 31st March 2025
  • carry out all project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
  • work with the Department for Transport (DfT) and Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) to ensure compatibility with future regulatory compliance

To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business of any size
  • collaborate with at least one other UK registered organisation

A business can only lead on one application and can be included as a collaborator in a further 2 applications. If an organisation/business is not leading any application, it can collaborate in any number of applications.

Scope

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. Your project must develop Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) technologies, products or services into commercial offerings to exploit early and medium term commercial markets in the UK and internationally.

Your proposal must show how you will support the deployment of self-driving vehicles, by strengthening the capabilities of the sovereign UK CAM supply chain in one or more of the following areas:

  • filling specific technology gaps
  • improved safety or security
  • reduced costs
  • improved performance
  • improved reliability
  • enabling the scaling-up of product supply or service provision

Your proposal must identify a clear market opportunity and an innovative project which exploits it.

Your project must focus on developing products or services in one or more of the following:

  • Perception & Localisation: Developing solutions that enhance the perception and localisation capabilities of automated driving systems (ADS) supporting safe behaviours, especially around vulnerable road users
  • Safety or Mission Critical Vehicle Systems: Vehicle systems, subsystems, components or associated computer hardware critical to the safe, secure and reliable deployment of self-driving vehicles
  • Advanced Software Solutions: Solutions, including for insurance services that support the effective delivery of the ADS, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and simulation
  • Verification and validation (V&V) of CAM: Effective and efficient V&V tools and services including those that enhance the delivery of blended virtual and physical solutions, supporting developers, deployers, insurers and assurers
  • Infrastructure: Research and development (R&D) to enhance the delivery of physical and digital infrastructure that supports and enhances the delivery of connected and self-driving vehicles and their services

Networking event

A networking event will be held on Tuesday 15th November in Bristol.

This event focuses on delivering networking opportunities for potential competition applicants, as well as supporting consortia forming for those organisations planning to apply to the recently announced, £16m CCAV competition supporting the development of the supply chain.

In addition, this event will feature:

  • CCAV updates on the competition and CAVPASS
  • Zenzic, Innovate UK Edge and Innovate UK KTN will explain the support they can offer
  • CCAV and Innovate UK will answer your questions regarding the latest competition
  • Attendees will be able to submit their 2 minutes pitches, looking to lead or take part in the Supply Chain Competition.

Click here to register for a place.

Support

View the briefing recording below to get details of the support available.

If you want help to find a project partner, contact Anthony Gallego, KTM Automated Mobility.

Zenzic and the CAM Supply Chain

The UK CAM ecosystem and supply chain contains a diverse set of organisations and cuts across many traditional sectors such as automotive and infrastructure. On behalf of CCAV, Zenzic builds and maintains a strong understanding of the UK CAM Supply Chain. Zenzic’s Identifying the CAM Supply chain report explores the current landscape of the UK CAM supply chain – its strengths, challenges, and areas of opportunities for the UK to be a thriving part of the global CAM supply chain. This work also provides an analytical framework to better understand the supply chain that splits it into 12 overarching categories.

Briefing recording

Timings in above video:

1 – CCAV Intro
2 – Innovate UK Competition Scope @ 18:37
3 – Innovate UK Application Process @ 29:24
4 – Zenzic Support @ 43:53
5 – KTN Support @ 53:41

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