Business grants

Zero Emission Mobility Innovation Fund

Zero Emission Mobility Innovation Fund

Are you developing a project that could drive the manufacture or deployment of zero emission niche and Heavy-Duty Vehicle (HDV) components, systems, and vehicles? The Zero Emission Mobility Innovation Fund (ZEMIF) supports ideas that will help to decarbonise Scotland’s transport sector.

About the challenge 

Scottish Enterprise and Transport Scotland have developed ZEMIF to support Scottish based businesses to scale the manufacture of prototype zero emission niche and HDV components, systems and vehicles through R&D activities.

The fund will encourage collaboration and clustering of innovation activity as projects move towards low-volume manufacturing. Successful project outcomes will be commercialised to fuel the decarbonisation of niche and HDVs in Scotland and across the globe.

The fund has two main strands. These are:

  • Innovation2Manufacture - for R&D projects focused on enabling the manufacture of prototype zero emission vehicles, components and systems, through to small scale manufacturing
  • Innovation2Deployment - for R&D projects aimed at the rapid testing of new transport ideas using technology, business model, software, and financial innovation

Who is this for?

Scottish transport and manufacturing supply chain businesses with the goal of transitioning to zero emission HDVs.

How much funding is available?

This is a discretionary fund with a grant value assigned to your project on an individual basis. 

It doesn't provide 100% of funding towards eligible project costs. The level of grant support will be determined dependent upon project activity and the size of your company. Once an amount has been allocated, you'll be required to fund the rest of the project independently.

You'll have the chance to discuss the full details with your advisor.

Am I eligible?

If your project can help speed up the transition to zero emission niche and HDVs, we'd like to hear from you.

You can apply to the fund if you are:

  • A company of any size based in Scotland
  • Ready to scale the manufacturing of a prototype, or trial existing technologies in new ways
  • Working alone or in collaboration with others

All applicants are subject to a check on ownership and finances.

It's important to consider the following:

  • An assessment of your company or project eligibility will be made once we've received your fully completed expression of interest form
  • All companies must follow Fair Work practices


The application length varies but is typically between four and twelve weeks, depending on the size and scale of your project.

You can discuss this with your assigned team member.

Next steps

If you'd like to apply, download an application form and fill it out with your information. You should send the completed form(s) to

If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to submit a full grant application.

Download an Expression of Interest form (PDF, 330kB)

Got a question?

If you have any questions about this funding call, you can get in touch with our team.