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Next-Generation Transport

Innovating the Future of Mobility
Applications now open


How we get around is going to change significantly in the future. New technologies, such as zero emission vehicles and electric aircraft, are needed to make transport safer, cleaner and better connected.

We therefore invite companies (including UK Scale-Ups, OEMs and their supply chains), researchers (from the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) and consortia (comprised of companies & researchers) to apply for support to help develop R&D proposals for the next-generation transportation challenges set-out by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), Horizon 2020 and Innovate UK.

Please see below the funding calls we are supporting. To find out more and apply please click on their links:

Advanced Propulsion Centre

Aerospace Technology Institute

The Scale-Up Programme is a partnership between:

Are you an SME?

If you have a potential R&D project in the pipeline, now is the ideal time to get some support to build a powerful bid.

These bids open up many opportunities, including:

  • partnering with the transport research capabilities of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. View full transport expertise here
  • rapid scale-up
  • becoming embedded in an innovative supply chain.

Are you a researcher?

If your research/expertise has applications in the transport sector, there are many benefits to engaging with these bids, including:

  • potential to significantly increase your research income
  • expanding and developing your industrial network
  • building the impact of your research.

To support your R&D project proposal

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  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Exeter
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  • University of Surrey