Preference for those that deliver operational facilities and are open for business between 12-18 months time
Innovate UK and Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) have announced a new competition that seeks to establish the UK as the world’s most effective CAV testing ecosystem.
The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has a £100 million fund to invest in CAV test bed infrastructure.
This competition will see £55 million in projects to develop connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) testing infrastructure.
Proposals should integrate existing proving grounds and public road test sites across the UK’s existing automotive and technology heartlands. They should improve current capabilities and create new ones.
CCAV is expecting to invest up to £7 million to £18 million per project, depending on the competition stream. It expects to support up to four projects.
Preference will be given to projects that can deliver operational facilities and be open for business within 12 to 18 months.
Projects will be supported through investment aid for research infrastructures. This is a form of state aid and is limited to 50 per cent of the investment costs.
Organisations must work with others, but consortia should contain no more than five partners. A business or research organisation may lead the project.
Projects that vary from these expectations may be considered. You should consult with Innovate UK via customer support service before the registration close date.
The competition is now open. The registration deadline is before midday on 12 July 2017 and applications must be made before noon on July 19th 2017.
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