Faraday Challenge - Research, Innovation and Scale-Up


Posted 11 August 2017
Innovate UK

Closing date: 02 October 2018

The Faraday Challenge – which is designed to take battery ideas, inspired by commercial application, all the way from fundamental research through development, innovation and industrial scale up – is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

The Faraday Challenge’s competitions are divided into 3 streams:


To support world-class research and training in battery materials, technologies and manufacturing processes, the government has opened a £45m competition, led by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), to bring the best minds and facilities together to create a virtual Battery Institute.


The most promising research completed by the Institute will be moved closer to the market through collaborative research and development competitions, led by Innovate UK.


To further develop the real-world use and application of battery technology the government has opened a competition, led by the Advanced Propulsion Centre, to identify the best proposition for a new state-of-the-art open access National Battery Manufacturing Development facility.