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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.

Driving the Electric Revolution’s new webinar series is dedicated to tackling equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) challenges within the power electronics, machines and drives sector. Join this series of webinars dedicated to championing EDI in engineering and PEMD technology.

Driving the Electric Revolution – Building Talent for the Future competition closed on 15th September 2021 for applications. Its aim is to fund several ideas that quickly fill immediate gaps in skills, talent and training for the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) industry. Covering project costs of up to £25,000, proposals must deliver a clear game-changing intervention, which would realistically and significantly meet a UK PEMD talent requirement.

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 closed 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.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge and receive communications, please join our community here.

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Funding Opportunities

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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EUREKA GlobalStars Taiwan digital industrial collaborations

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £865,000 to develop collaborative innovation projects in partnership with organisations from participating EUREKA members and GlobalStars countries.

Opens: 13/09/2021 Closes: 15/12/2021

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28th October

Driving the Electric Revolution presents: Encouraging EDI in research and industry

Join us for this first session in Driving the Electric Revolution’s new webinar series dedicated to tackling equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) challenges within the power electronics, machines and drives sector. This online event aims to develop the conversation around making inclusive training programmes and make you think about EDI in a new way.

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News

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