SA’s uYilo Electric Mobility Programme in call for startups to apply for grants of up to R1m

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.

The national uYilo eMobility Programme was established in 2013 as an initiative of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) to enable, facilitate and mobilise electric mobility in South Africa.

In a statement last week uYilo called on startups and entrepreneurs to apply for its uYilo Kick Start Funding initiative.

Startups developing tech in SA’s electric mobility sector can apply for grants of up to R1m by 15 November

The programme offers grant funding to support electric mobility related projects for applied research and development (R&D) for individual projects and collaborative projects (for which matching 50:50 co-funding is required).

Applications for funding close on Friday 15 November at 12pm.

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

Have industry projects that will lead to local manufacturing of a product or service, or support public transportation — or who 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

Projects that have been funded through the uYilo Kick Start Fund Project 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 4×4 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

Featured image: andreas160578 via Pixabay 



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