We will support the UK’s national electrification agenda which has been developed jointly through the UK Automotive Council and the Advanced Propulsion Centre.
Industrial strategy challEnge fund
A key element of the UK Government’s new Industrial Strategy, the Faraday Battery Challenge will bring together research and development, including supply chain and manufacturing development for the electrification of vehicles – £246 million over four years – to help UK businesses seize the opportunities presented by the move to a low carbon economy. The challenge is split into three elements: research, innovation, and scale-up. It is among the first of six investment areas announced by the Government to be funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).
The ISCF builds on the UK’s world-class research base and delivers the science and technology that business needs to transform existing industries and create new ones. It accelerates commercial exploitation of the most exciting technologies the UK has to offer the world to ensure that scientific investment truly delivers economic impact, jobs and growth right across the country. The ISCF is delivered by the UKRI, the single voice for the UK’s research and innovation landscape.
R&D lab or university/
Innovate UK, EPSRC,
facilities used at low rate.
Expensive, inflexible, and
impossible to access except
by owner. This is where UKBIC
provides a bespoke facility for this purpose.
materials, cell design,
manufacturing processes and
prior to full plant investment.
manufacturing plant. Typically
volumes of cells with no variation
or flexibility to chemistry
format or quality. Cost/kWh
and process consistency