Faraday Challenge - Research, Innovation and Scale-Up

https://ktn-uk.co.uk/news/greg-clark-announces-first-tranche-of-faraday-challenge-funding

Posted 11 August 2017
Innovate UK

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:

Research

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.

Innovation

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.

Scale-up

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.