Innovation Bridge Portal South Africa

The uYilo eMobility Programme invites qualifying projects to submit proposals to the uYilo “Kick Start” fund. The fund is established to support electric mobility (eMobility) related products or services development by providing an agile mechanism to fund applied research and development to a maximum of:

  • R500,000 (including VAT) per project for individual projects (one participant), and
  • R1,000,000 (including VAT) per project for collaborative projects (multiple participants).

Click here to submit an application. 

Proposal must be submitted before 12h00, 30 June 2021

Full description

The grant funding is focused on applied research that will accelerate Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) and lead to the creation of products, processes or services that can be commercialised to advance South Africa’s eMobility industry. Proposals will have to meet the hurdle and adjudication criteria and demonstrate the intent to further develop and commercialise the proposed technology. Priority will be given to projects that:

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

Closing date


uYilo Kick Start Fund