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.
Our current focus in this area
Computing helps produce digital assets and software activity. These can be used by varied sectors such as transport, infrastructure, farming and life sciences.
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).
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 (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) 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.
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.
The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network is a collaborative community of technology developers and end-users from multiple sectors.
Current Electronics funding opportunities
Faraday Battery Challenge Round 5 Innovation: Feasibility Studies
Opens: 23/05/2022 Closes: 17/08/2022
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million across two strands, for innovation in propulsion battery technologies for electric vehicles. This strand is for feasibility studies of less than 12 months with project costs between £100,000 and £750,000.
Faraday Battery Challenge Round 5 Innovation: CR&D
Opens: 23/05/2022 Closes: 17/08/2022
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million across two strands, for innovation in propulsion battery technologies for electric vehicles. This fund is for CR&D projects with total costs from £500,000 to £12 million.
iX Challenge: Magnetic Measurements for a Fusion Power Plant
Opens: 08/08/2022 Closes: 09/09/2022
UKAEA is searching for innovators who have expertise in magnetic measurement systems that can operate in harsh environments in a fusion reactor, accelerating the development of a prototype fusion reactor plant and the UK’s transition to net zero.
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Building Talent for the Future 2: Open to Submissions of up to £50K
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Driving the Electric Revolution 2021 Annual Report launched
This report outlines how the Driving the Electric Revolution programme contributes towards delivering the technology needed to reach net zero by 2050 by investing in accelerating innovation, building industry partnerships, and developing future UK electrification capabilities.
Driving the Electric Revolution Investment Readiness Programme 2022 Report
Discover more about the Electric Revolution electrification investment programme, including information about the participating cohort, programme activities and investor pitches.