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Driving the Electric Revolution

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) to facilitate future improvements in productivity, capacity, quality, & efficiency, support the UK’s continued push towards net-zero carbon and catalyse the green economic recovery.

The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, launched in July 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 the following 4 years for business-led innovation projects that enable UK supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines & drives (PEMD).

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.

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.

Join our ‘Engage with…” weekly webinar series in which leading companies and organisations 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. Find out more here.

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Our Driving the Electric Revolution Expert

Paul Huggett

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Funding Opportunities

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 4

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million in grant funding for innovation in electric vehicle battery technology. The aim of this competition strand is to support the research and development of the most promising innovative battery technologies for the propulsion of electric vehicles, building on the outputs of previous activity to accelerate towards commercialisation. Briefing recording now available.

Opens: 28/09/2020 Closes: 09/12/2020

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Improving Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure - Scotland

Scottish Enterprise wishes to procure R&D services to explore and develop technological solutions to the challenge of improving access to electric vehicles charging infrastructure.

Opens: 12/10/2020 Closes: 07/12/2020

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Recorded: 5th November

Engage with…Department for International Trade: mine to magnet-supply chains for critical material

Find out more about the strategy the UK Government is adopting to secure supply of critical metals and minerals for the UK’s own use, but also providing the opportunity to export refined materials to Europe and beyond.

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News

22.10.2020

Cross-Sectoral Opportunities for Batteries: A new community launch & £10m funding

In late September, KTN was delighted to play a key role in supporting innovation for batteries – the launch of the Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network.

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09.11.2020

First wave of Future Flight projects announced to negate COVID-19 impacts and deliver new aviation technologies

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced the first wave of winners from a £33.5 million investment in new aviation technologies and use of drones to combat COVID-19.

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