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Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) for UK-based SMEs

Application Deadline: 2nd February 2022

The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) supports SMEs, whether start-ups, spin-outs or more mature organisations, who have an early-stage transport technology concept and want to accelerate their route to market.

Eligibility

• Innovative automotive technology, products and services which support the shift to:
o Zero-emission vehicles; or
o Net-zero carbon automotive products
• Aligns with one or more of the Automotive Council’s five strategic technologies; or
• Develops improved industrial processes that could enable the route to net-zero automotive products; or
• Digital technologies that could enhance or accelerate the shift to zero-emission vehicles or net-zero processes; or
• Outside of these areas but demonstrating strong automotive impact potential
• Development status of the technology should be Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 2-4 (UK Automotive Council).
• On or off-vehicle technology eligible:
o Software or hardware technologies
o Full vehicles (including e-bikes, e-mopeds, etc.) are in scope, however the technology deployed within the vehicle must be innovative of itself and the application needs to show how the vehicle supports or accelerates the move to zero-emission transport

Criteria
The business:
• Ambitious UK-based micro, small and medium-sized companies
• Technology developers able to benefit from programme activities, APC engagement and programme team expertise

Benefits

• Credibility boost through APC process
• Innovation advanced to Technology Readiness Level 4/5
• Businesses experience an accelerated route to market
• Organisations leave TDAP with a robust strategy and a business model to take their product to market
• 68 businesses engaged, 36 completed the programme
• Over £63 million investment / debt raised
• Businesses average a 50% increase in headcount following TDAP

Official Website: Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) for UK-based SMEs

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