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Electronics

Electronics is the enabler of all things digital. It is the hardware and embedded software that allows products and processes to communicate, have power, have intelligence and awareness, be controlled, be automated and operate safely. It’s built into many sectors, including health, aerospace, manufacturing and retail.

The Electech Report estimated that there are over 1 million people employed within 45,000 businesses in the electronics sector, generating revenues of around £100 billion to the UK economy.

The Electronics team helps organisations access expert knowledge, funding opportunities and powerful connections.

Are you innovating in the Electronics sector? 

We can help you take the next step by connecting you with the right funding, people and expertise.

Our people work with businesses of all sizes, including both developers and users of electronic technologies.

Our current focus in this area

Computing

Computing helps produce digital assets and software activity. These can be used by varied sectors such as transport, infrastructure, farming and life sciences.

Driving the Electric Revolution

The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, represents an investment of up to £80million over 4 years for business-led innovation projects that enable UK supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines & drives (PEMD).

Embedded Systems

An Embedded System is a computer system that plays a role within a larger mechanical or electrical system. Embedded systems control many devices we use everyday like vehicle engine management systems.  They are part of complete devices that often include hardware and mechanical parts.

Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) are technologies that enable the control and delivery of electrical energy. These technologies are growing fast and are used across many sectors.

Radio Frequency (RF) Systems

Radio-frequency (RF) electronics and systems is the application of transmission lines, waveguides, electronics, antennas and electromagnetic fields to the design and application of devices that produce or utilize signals within the radio band.

Neurotechnology

From bioelectronic medicine that treat chronic diseases, to brain-computer interfaces that help stroke rehabilitation, neurotechnology will play an increasingly important role in meeting some of the challenges of an ageing society.

Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network

The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network will develop a self-sustaining and collaborative community of technology developers and end-users from multiple sectors.

Funding Opportunities

Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero

UK registered businesses of any size can apply for a share of up to £22 million for research to facilitate the UK’s niche and volume supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD).

Opens: 08/03/2021 Closes: 30/06/2021

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Innovate UK SMART grants May 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy, with up to £500k for short projects or up to £2m for longer projects. This funding is from Innovate UK.

Opens: 28/05/2021 Closes: 25/08/2021

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Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 11

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital centric investment projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.

Opens: 24/05/2021 Closes: 16/06/2021

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Events

Thu
25
Feb
2021

Engage with...DTE Network+

15.00 - 16.00 | Online

Recording coming soon

Tue
30
Mar
2021

Electronics, Sensors and Photonics (ESP) Solutions to Agri-Food Challenges - Pitching Event

10.00 - 12.15 | Online

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Thu
8
Apr
2021

Engage with…PEMD Funding Opportunities

15.00 - 16.00 | Online

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News

10.01.2021

Driving the Electric Revolution - Engage with... Webinar Series

The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge is investing up to £80million over 4 years in business-led innovation projects that enable UK supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines & drives (PEMD).

Join our Engage With… webinars in which leading companies and organisations are given a platform to present their PEMD journeys, activities, challenges and future supply chain requirements, with a view of exploring future opportunities for partnerships/collaborations/projects.

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18.03.2021

RAI21: how Robotics and AI technologies can contribute to a more resilient future

This year’s RAI21 Showcase from 25-27 May will focus on how robotics and AI technologies drive positive change in the UK and globally.

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