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.
Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2022
Opens: 27/10/2022 Closes: 18/01/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.
Canada UK Commercialising Quantum Technology Programme: CR&D
Opens: 21/11/2022 Closes: 19/04/2023
UK registered businesses and Canadian SMEs can apply to collaborate on joint research and development projects. These will advance the development of quantum technologies and enable their commercial use cases.
iX Challenge: Miniaturised 5G Ready Personal Location Device
Opens: 14/11/2022 Closes: 09/12/2022
This challenge focuses on producing a personal location device concept demonstrator or partial solution, to offer a means of reducing harm to persons working in high-threat environments.
Related Events and Recordings
UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2022
09.00 - 16.00 | London/online
Recording coming soon
Driving the Electric Revolution: Scale-up for PEMD competition briefing - The Midlands
09.30 - 16.00 | Nottingham
Driving the Electric Revolution: Scale-up for PEMD competition briefing - Newport Wales
09.30 - 16.00 | Newport
Driving the Electric Revolution: Scale-up for PEMD competition briefing
Watch the Driving the Electric Revolution £5 million competition briefing webinar recording now
Findings from the Innovate UK Global Expert Mission on Critical Materials
In May 2022, as part of Innovate UK’s Global Expert Missions Programme commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with funding from the Global Research and Innovation Programme (GRIP), a team of UK experts led by Innovate UK KTN visited Canada and the US to improve our understanding of the research and innovation landscape in the field of critical materials.