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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 is a collaborative community of technology developers and end-users from multiple sectors.

Funding Opportunities

Fibre in Water: Improving access to advanced broadband and mobile services via drinking water mains

Fibre in Water (FiW) is a competition run by DCMS from HM Treasury’s Shared Outcomes Fund and supported by DEFRA, BEIS and Cabinet Office. It will allocate up to £4m R&D funding to projects that develop and build a pilot to facilitate delivery of advanced broadband and mobile services via drinking water mains.

Opens: 09/08/2021 Closes: 04/10/2021

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APC 19: Developing automotive technologies and growing capability

UK businesses can apply for a share of £25 million for late-stage research and development projects that help accelerate the UK towards a net-zero automotive future.

Opens: 09/08/2021 Closes: 06/10/2021

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ISCF digital security by design: software ecosystem development

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million for projects to work on the development of the DSbD software ecosystem.

Opens: 04/10/2021 Closes: 08/12/2021

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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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02.09.2021

Quantum-enabled technologies that will transform business and everyday lives at this year’s UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase

Join us for this year’s UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase on 5th November in the Business Design Centre, London where Innovate UK, with KTN support, will be showcasing 60+ exhibitions demonstrating growing commercialisation and industrialisation of quantum technologies in the UK.

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