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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.

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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.


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

Automotive Transformation Fund Scale up Readiness Validation (SuRV)

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £15 million to validate readiness of net zero technologies and processes for scale up through pilot production, with a maximum grant request of £2 million.

Opens: 20/04/2022 Closes: 25/05/2022

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iX challenge: Extending the life of fleet vehicles via low or zero carbon technologies

A consortium of Local Authorities, led by Luton Borough Council, is working with the Innovation Exchange programme to find technologies capable of extending the life of their current diesel powered fleet through implementing retrofittable low/zero carbon solutions.

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 02/06/2022

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SBRI: Fusion Industry Challenges - phase 1

Organisations can apply for a share of £2 million, inclusive of VAT, to develop solutions to encourage innovation in the fusion industry, through the use of novel and innovative heating and cooling systems, materials, manufacturing and technologies.

Opens: 09/05/2022 Closes: 22/06/2022

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

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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.

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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.

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