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Innovate UK Driving the change towards Net Zero opportunity

Connected Places Catapult is looking for SMEs who would be interested to partner with us to participate in an Innovate UK funding competition: Driving the change towards Net Zero.

We are looking to select SMEs who have innovative ideas and are looking to mature their application in either or both of the following Strands:

Strand 1: Projects must develop PEMD supply chain improvements

Project size can range between £100,000 and £500,000 and last between 3 and 9 months.  Projects could work on one or more of the following:

  • circular economy approaches such as scale-up of processes for recycling and recovery of materials, lifecycle and embedded carbon analysis, and waste reduction and process energy efficiency
  • innovative testing and validation such as virtual product validation, and scale-up or automation of testing and validation processes


Strand 2: work must target zero or very low emissions

Project size can range between £100,000 and £500,000 and last up to 6 months.  Projects must build on a previous research project or feasibility study and could work on niche or mainstream vehicles including motorcycles, cars, goods vehicles and emergency vehicles. Work could include:

  • hydrogen technologies
  • EV charging services including charging solutions, roaming, integration and grid services

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact and send over which Strand you would be interested in applying for, and a brief of how your business could align to your chosen Strand.  Deadline for expressing interest is 17th July.