The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge is investing in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) to develop the UK manufacturing supply chain capabilities to enable the UK to maximise the value capture from the global push towards electrification and realising of Net Zero by 2050.

Engage with… LIVE! is a FREE by invitation 1-day event, hosted by UKRIs Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, representing a culmination of the two years long Engage with… series that started at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Engage with… was initiated to enable leading companies and organisations involved in PEMD to continue meeting, engaging and networking with the community, and it became an influential success with the series holding 45 events, presenting to a total of 2,500 people who asked more than 500 questions, facilitated more than 125 new introductions and directly initiated several new business opportunities.

Engage with… LIVE! will be an interactive physical forum in which leading companies and organisations can meet to discuss PEMD supply chain requirements, challenges and opportunities and explore future prospects for partnerships, collaborations and projects. All with the aim for UK industry to seize the economic opportunities from the global transition to clean technologies and electrification.


  • Compound semiconductor power electronics and drives supply chain development
  • Electric machine manufacturing process innovations
  • Materials and end-of-life recycling in PEMD
  • Building a skills pipeline to enable supply chain growth


Our Engage with…Live! event agenda is confirmed:

Material & End-of-Life Recycling: Challenges & opportunities for the UK supply chain

Chaired by Jeff Townsend, COO of the Critical Minerals Association.

Panel discussion and interactive audience Q&A exploring the key material challenges and opportunities for the UK PEMD supply chain, including end of life, recycling, remanufacturing and reuse.

PEMDs got talent: Building a skills pipeline to enable supply chain growth

Chaired by Dr Marilyn Comrie OBE FRSA, CEO of Manchester Innovation Activities Hub.

How can the UK ensure a pipeline of world leading talent to enable the growth of a resilient and diverse PEMD supply chain? This interactive discussion will explore this critical challenge.

A resilient UK supply chain for compound semiconductor Power Electronics

Chaired by Paul Jarvie, Centre Lead for DER-IC – South West and Wales.

An interactive session that will discuss the challenges and opportunities for innovation-led capability growth of a resilient UK supply chain for compound semiconductor power electronics.

Future proofing the UK supply chain: Manufacturing innovations for electric machines

Chaired by Professor Geraint Jewell, Director of the EPSRC Future Electric Machine Manufacturing Hub, University of Sheffield.

This session will address the current and future manufacturing innovations that will enable the UK to develop the capability to build a resilient and competitive supply chain for electric machines.


  • Interactive ‘amphitheatre’ panel sessions discussing key PEMD challenges and opportunities
  • Dedicated PEMD networking sessions
  • *Tabletop ‘show and tell’ exhibits showcasing the best of the UK PEMD supply chain companies
  • *Space is free of charge for the Driving the Electric Revolution cohort (including anyone who has either received funding or has delivered an ‘Engage with…’ webinar). If interested please indicate during registration.

To address the challenges faced by businesses, the emerging innovations in UK process capability and understand the opportunities to grow the UK PEMD supply chain from manufacturing, to new business opportunities, to talent development, please register your interest in attending this event by COP 10th February 2022. You will be informed by 1st March 2022 if you have been allocated a place at this event.