uYilo opens 2019 round of grand funding to advance South African Electric Vehicle sector technology development

uYilo opens 2019 round of grand funding to advance South African Electric Vehicle sector technology development
  • National uYilo Electric Mobility Programme of the Technology Innovation Agency opens 2019 grant funding call
  • Initiative to improve local technology supply chain development of the electric vehicle industry value chain
  • South Africa’s development of the future mobility ecosystem
  • Global electric vehicle market opportunities for local technology advancements

Are you developing a technology that can advance the electric mobility industry in South Africa, held back only by the right funding? You can unlock up to R1 Million in funding!

If you have the right strategic focus areas and technology readiness level, applying for uYilo Kick Start Funding could help your project get to market.

Grant funding exists to support electric mobility related projects for applied research and development for individual projects and collaborative projects (for which 50:50 co-funding is required).

The funding call is open to all participants within the eMobility innovation value chain with priority given to projects that,

            (i) have established applied research and development in uYilo’s strategic focus areas:
                        Energy Storage Technologies;
                        Electric Vehicle Systems;
                        Charging Infrastructure within Smart-Grids;
                       Connected Car, and/or
           (ii) industry projects that will lead to local manufacturing of a product or service, or support public transportation.

uYilo Kick Start Fund Project Beneficiaries to date include,

QBSoft (EVBackoffice) - Electric Vehicle Charge Point Back Office System

Battery Power Industries - 18650 Cylindrical cell battery pack module

Ubun2Tech - Four-wheel RE-Link1 Electric Trailer

IET Solar - Electro-Mobility and Residential Storage Integration

Intelligent Machines - Induction Motors and controllers for Kinetic Energy Recovery

Microcare - 50kW Three-Phase DC EV Fast Charger

PowerMote - Project 4x4 utility vehicle

Stellenbosch University - Intelligent Battery Management System, Charger, Drive System

MLT Inverters - Upgrade of Karoo70 for second life EV battery applications

EWIZZ - Development of core EV management system, unit, cloud

University of Western Cape - Lithium-ion Mining Vehicle Battery Pack

PowerMote - Utility vehicle motor and controller

GridCars - OCPP Charge Point and Server

All supporting information and documentation is available on the uYilo website funding call www.uyilo.org.za/uYilo-Kick-Start-Fund

APPLICATION DEADLINE SUBMISSIONS is Friday 15 November 2019 at 12:00 midday