£10m up for grabs for innovative battery tech research

£10m up for grabs for innovative battery tech research: businesses are being invited to bid for a share of up to £10 million to support the innovative battery technologies development.

As part of UK Research and Innovation, Innovate UK is providing the funding for feasibility studies & research and development into encouraging new battery technologies, this will help to catalyse the course to commercialisation.

Projects can concentrate on a variety of improvements to battery technologies for the propulsion of EVs for automotive applications, in addition to other regions such as rail, marine, aerospace, defence or off-highway vehicles where modernisation could enable electrification or meet challenging performance requirements.

Areas of work include expanding energy density of battery cells, cost cutback at the cell & pack level in manufacturing, eradicating thermal runway risks, lengthening cell & pack life, new models to better predict range & battery health as well as recyclability, including second life, design for end of life, reuse or recycling.

The battery supply chain could be valued at £12 billion to the UK economy by 2025 if the country can establish itself as a global leader in battery technology according to Innovate UK,

9th of December 2020 at 11am is the deadline for applications.

Projects can last between 3 to twelve months and be led by a business of any size working with other businesses or researchers.

Feasibility studies could vary in size between £100,000 & £1 million while research and development projects may range in size between £300,000 and £1.5 million.

£10m up for grabs for innovative battery tech research

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