New event date released for Driving the Electric Revolution competition briefing
Posted on 13/08/2019
The government is investing £80m in Driving the Electric Revolution, an Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund competition to help develop the next generation of electric vehicles.
KTN has been running briefing events around this competition which is now open across two strands, both of which will close on 25 September. A new date has been announced to add to the event calendar – 21 August at Silverstone Innovation Centre. The events have proved very popular so please book your place as soon as possible. Two other dates are also still available.
Simply click on the relevant link to book your place.
15 August – Glasgow
20 August – Newcastle upon Tyne
21 August – Silverstone
The government investment – through the modern Industrial Strategy – will help ensure the UK is able to supply products both in the UK and abroad, to help cut carbon emissions from a range of industries including transport, energy, agriculture and construction.
Development of these new technologies – known as Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Drives (PEMD) – will be led by industry and academia and supported by over 130 organisations, collectively offering global reserves of as much as £600bn.
This collaboration will mean investment through four key strands to provide opportunities for industries in the UK to move away from fossil fuels, and new electric products. These four strands are:
- Fast-start fill the gaps/proof of concept programmes – a project that aims to fill identified gaps in the supply chain for PEMD
- Industrialisation centres – aiming for the UK to develop the next generation of PEMD products such as electric vehicles and hybrid aircraft, as well as providing a focal point for the business community
- High efficiency, high volume supply chains – investing in the UK’s capability to develop the necessary machining tools for new manufacturing techniques
- Low volume, high value supply chains – aiming to help just-in-time manufacturers to sustain long-term growth
A share of £19m is available across the two strands of this competition.
For more information and to view a recording of the main competition briefing event, click here.