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Driving the Electric Revolution

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 to learn more, and 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 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 to learn more, and 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 Challenge 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.

Developing this competency in the UK will seize the economic opportunities from 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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Our Driving the Electric Revolution Expert

Paul Huggett

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Funding Opportunities

ATF: moving the UK automotive sector to zero emissions

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £7m for economic or technical feasibility studies to support scale up of the UK’s high-value electrified automotive supply chain.

Opens: 07/12/2020 Closes: 27/01/2021

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Manufacturing Made Smarter Innovation Hub – Smart Factory: Expression of Interest

UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for up to £20 million from ISCF to set up and run a smart factory innovation hub.

Opens: 23/11/2020 Closes: 13/01/2021

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28th January

Engage with...Equipmake

Engineering an electric future, Equipmake has more than 20 years’ experience designing, developing, prototyping and manufacturing state-of-the-art electric powertrain solutions for the global automotive, bus, commercial vehicle and aerospace markets.

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News

10.01.2021

Driving the Electric Revolution - 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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18.12.2020

Spending Review sees a strong commitment to decarbonise transport

The Prime Minister’s commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050 was given a boost in the recent Spending Review with a sizeable budget allocated to supporting the transport sector’s transition to decarbonised energy sources.

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