DKTI-Transport is aimed at demonstrating sustainable innovations with low or zero CO2 emissions in the transport sector. The programme focuses on stimulating the transition towards innovative and sustainable energy carriers across the breadth of the Paris Climate Agreement. Grants are available for:
- Experimental development and living labs for the testing and demonstrating of various means of transport (including road and waterborne goods transport; public transport bus services; vehicles for use on airport sites; zero-emission mobile machinery, in particular for residential construction)
- Feasibility studies for low-emission transport vehicles
- Innovation clusters
- Co-financing of tank and charging infrastructure
- New: DKTI Learning by Using
Each year, certain themes are selected as areas of focus. The themes for the coming period were announced in October 2020. In November 2020, the call has been published, and opened for submissions.
DKTI Learning by Using is new this year. Below, we briefly outline the facts:
- Sharing and gaining experience concerning the large-scale deployment of zero-emission vehicles. These include plug-in hybrids; battery-electric; and hydrogen-electric vehicles.
- Projects concern minimal numbers of vehicles.
- A combination with the roll-out or use of existing tank or charging infrastructure can be considered. Collaboration between companies is encouraged.
- A plan for data collection and processing, as well as dissemination, is part of the project.
- Applications are handled according to the first come, first serve principle.
Feel free to contact us for advice on the link between your project idea and the thematic focus of 2020-2021.
- Experimental development; demonstrations of means of transport, feasibility studies, innovation clusters, and co-financing EU projects can be requested by individual companies or a consortium.
- Living labs are only eligible if there is a partnership with at least one company.
|Type of project||Grant percentage||Maximum grant||Duration|
|Experimental development||25-60%||€ 500,000||2 years|
|Living labs||25-60%||€ 2,000,000||3 years|
|Feasibility||50%||€ 50,000||6 months|
|Innovation cluster||50%||€ 150,000 per year||2 year|
|Co-financing EU||p.m.||€ 1,000,000 or € 1,620,000||duration EU-project|
|DKTI Learning by Using||TBD||TBD||TBD|
* The grant rates and maximum grant amounts for 2020 have not yet been published. However, these are expected to be approximately in line with 2019 numbers, as published in the table above.
Expected time frame
- Awarding projects Learning by Using Q1 2021
- Awarding projects Living Labs and Experimental Development Q2 2021
- Applications for this scheme can be submitted from 23 March to 6 April 2021 (5pm). Please note: The new Learning by Using instrument will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. It is therefore necessary to apply for this instrument immediately on 23 March 2021. In case of oversubscription, a draw will take place and the result is expected in early April.
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This fact sheet aims to provide a quick overview of the objectives, structure and conditions of this subsidy scheme. No conclusions can be drawn from this information. Moreover, this document has no legal status.