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APC Technology Developer Accelerator Programme

Strategic TechnologiesThe APC Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) supports micro and small companies who are developing cutting-edge automotive technology, products and services.

The programme is publicly funded by the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and targets early-stage innovations that are aligned to the Automotive Council’s strategic technologies.

These need to have the potential to ultimately reduce vehicle emissions and create value for the UK.

Since its launch in 2017, TDAP has helped over 30 companies increase their Technology and Manufacturing Readiness Levels (TRL & MRL), in addition to enhancing their understanding of the market and business models required to accelerate their journey towards commercialisation.

The TDAP programme is a four-phase, 18-month process that supports participants, or Technology Developers (TDs), as they develop their idea from concept through to a viable market proposition.

To register interest, please CLICK HERE

[Note: Once your interest has been registered, you will receive more information and an application pack w/c 11th November 2019. Registering interest does not obligate you to apply, just that you will receive the application pack.]

TDs are supported by industry experts who help prioritise routes to market, protect their intellectual property and validate their technology.

APC facilitates this support by providing £100,000 of grant benefit, on a match-funded basis.

[Note: The match funding by the successful applicants is via In-Kind matching (ie. time spent on the programme) rather than cash matching.]

The programme is delivered by a dedicated team working in partnership with external Delivery Partners (DPs) to complete 5 specific focus areas:

  • TRL and MRL development
  • Market Strategy
  • Financial Planning
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Networking

Successful applicants will be provided with technical and industry support to guide them through a process of technology, manufacturing and commercial development.

To find out more, please see:

  • Advanced Propulsion Centre UK