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. See more details here.

Join our webinars 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.

All with the aim for companies and organisations to seize the economic opportunities from the global transition to clean technologies and electrification. Email Sven Knowles if you wish to present at a webinar.

Upcoming Webinars from this series

Engage with…Industrial Drives – you have a part to play in their future | 26 November 2020, 3PM | Register now

Previous Webinars from this series

Engage with…ZeroAvia: hydrogen-electric powertrains for aircraft

ZeroAvia is building hydrogen-electric powertrains for aircraft – integrating electric motors, inverters, fuel cell systems, and fuel storage tanks into a propulsion system.

Engage with…Control Techniques, a Nidec Brand

Control Techniques, has been at the front of customer focused drive technology for over 45 years. Dedicated to the advancement of automation, they create next-generation drive technology for an interconnected world. Join this webinar to the hear about the types of applications that have been solved with these drives, and the R&D required to develop and manufacture.

Engage with…British Glass and the wider Foundation Industries

British Glass has championed the significant role of the Foundation Industries, including Ceramics, Glass, Paper, Cement, Chemicals and Steel, in driving the success and efficiency of UK manufacturing and waging the war to deliver carbon neutrality.

Engage with…Round Table on Simulation Versus Prototyping

Should we be steering our product development strategies away from prototyping & testing and towards simulation? There are numerous rapid prototyping & testing methods, but prototyping can be expensive in terms of time, money and opportunity costs.

Engage with…Pure Electric

Slides are available here and recording here.

Pure Electric is a specialist electric mobility retailer, stocking market-leading ranges of electric scooters, electric bikes and accessories. In this webinar, Pure Electric discussed the origins of the company, Pure’s aims and aspirations for having an impact on how people travel & their mobility, steps being taken to build the most innovative design and development hub for micro-mobility in the world, and possible opportunities for collaborative projects and relationships.

Engaging a Diverse Workforce for the Future

Watch below the roundtable discussion on ways to stop the decline in the number of engineers and how to improve diversity within the profession, with the Driving the Electric Revolution team and guest host Jacqui Murray, Deputy Director of the Faraday Battery Challenge. Panel members talked about their backgrounds and reaching their current roles.

Engage with…TPS

Slides are available here and recording here.

Turbo Power Systems (TPS) provides innovative high-speed machines and power electronic solutions for the Transport, Energy and Industrial markets.

Engage with…Belcan

Slides will be available shortly.

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting and information technology services to customers in the aerospace, defence, automotive, industrial and Government sectors.

Engage with…Romax Technology

Slides are available here.

Romax Technology provides world-leading solutions and expertise in multi-physics analysis and electro-mechanical design, working dynamically and collaboratively to make a global difference.

Experts in delivering cost, NVH, weight and performance optimization, they will provide insights into the specific expertise and facilities they can bring to the design and deployment of PEMD solutions and possible opportunities for collaborative projects and relationships.

Engage with…STFC

Slides are available here and recording here.

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) provides UK businesses of any size, access to world-leading R&D facilities and expertise, to help solve problems impossible to tackle using conventional technologies and techniques.

Engage with…Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology

Slides are available here.

The University of Lincoln is one of the UK leading developers of agri-robotic technologies. The Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology specialises in robotic systems to support autonomous crop harvesting and electrification of farming. These are technologies which are of crucial and urgent importance post-COVID-19.

Engage with…ZF

Slides are available here.

ZF is a global technology company that supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers.

Engage with…Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult

The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult focuses on helping industrial supply chains to exploit advances in compound semiconductors and systems, bringing applications to market. In power electronics and future electrification, their focus is on helping the UK industry to develop and commercialise next generation wide bandgap systems (primarily SiC and GaN) across the many markets in which these technologies provide disruptive solutions.

Engage With…Ricardo

Slides are available here.

Ricardo activities cover a range of market sectors including passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail, defence, motorsport, motorcycle, off-highway, marine, clean energy and power generation and government. Ricardo provides complete solutions for power electronics, from DC-DC Converters to motor inverters to Energy Storage and are involved in research and development activities in the fields of parallel device gate drives and wide-band-gap devices.

Engage With…Rolls-Royce

Slides are available here.

Rolls-Royce believe in the transforming potential of technology. Their focus is on pioneering the power that matters for the needs of tomorrow as well as today. Within the aerospace industry, there is a strong pull to accelerate electrification in both the Civil and Defence markets. PEMD is a key enabler for a more-electric gas turbine, and is also an enabler for longer term opportunities in electric flight at varying scales.

Engage With…Siemens

Slides are available here.

Siemens Digital Industries, Motion Control (DI MC) in the UK undertakes product design, supply chain definition and manufacturing, of over 1.2 million (per annum) industrial drive products for worldwide markets at their Congleton site. This extends from designing power electronics, drives and motor control solutions, which are used in a variety of applications such as water pumping stations, air handling systems, logistics conveyors, food & beverage production, machining, aerospace and automotive manufacturing plants.

Engage With…nexperia

Slides are available here.

nexperia is a global semiconductor manufacturer with a factory in Manchester. Their product range includes bipolar transistors, diodes, ESD protection, TVS diodes, MOSFETs and Logic devices.

Collaboration TV

Collaboration TV was an experimental method to network companies under the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge.

A different organisation presented every 20 minutes covering a wide variety of topics including catalyzing green innovation, manufacturing process development, design for manufacture testing & validation processes, circular economy, life cycle analysis, and recycling and materials recovery.

Organised & hosted by Simon Buckley it featured 10 companies presenting for three and a half hours. Lessons were learned in this Covid-19 period on how to improve networking to bring about collaboration between organisations.

You can find all presentation recordings here.

The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge

The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge is an investment of £80 million over 4 years. It was set up to help UK businesses seize the opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy. It aims to ensure the UK leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of power electronic, machines and drives (PEMD) across 7 sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Marine
  • Energy
  • Off Highway
  • Rail
  • Industrial

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