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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).

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The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, launched in 2019 by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), 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).

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

The Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero competition that closed on 30th June 2021 is investing up to £22 million in innovation projects to facilitate the UK’s niche and volume supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD). The Driving the Electric Revolution: Catalysing Green Innovation competition that close on 29th July 2020 is investing up to £5 million in innovation projects to support the UK’s continued push towards net zero by catalysing the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors.

Driving the Electric Revolution is enabling electrification across multiple sectors. It aims to ensure the UK leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) across multiple sectors with projects that will facilitate future improvements in supply chain capability, productivity, capacity, quality, & efficiency, support the UK’s continued push towards net-zero carbon, and catalyse the green economic recovery in transport, energy & industrial sectors. This is part of a larger effort across many technologies and sectors to catalyse the government’s green industrial revolution in transport, energy and industrial sectors, aligned to the ten-point plan. Developing this competency in the UK will seize the economic opportunities in the global transition to clean technologies and electrification, and drive demand for £5 billion more PEMD by 2025 and up to £80 billion by 2050, creating growth and highly skilled jobs across the UK.

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Funding Opportunities

DASA market exploration: zero emissions training aircraft

DASA’s market exploration into Zero Emissions Air System aims to investigate net-zero options for the next generation of light flying training aircraft. This is being run on behalf of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and seeks information on the development of relevant technologies and systems that are in development and maturing over the coming four years.

Opens: 12/07/2021 Closes: 17/08/2021

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Driving the electric revolution – building talent for the future

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative skills, talent, and training projects. This funding is from the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge.

Opens: 09/08/2021 Closes: 15/09/2021

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13.05.2021

Driving the Electric Revolution: 2020 Annual Report launched

An in-depth review of the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge throughout 2020, including KTN support and activity.

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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.

Read more