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WEBCAST: ISCF Driving the Electric Revolution- Building Regional Centres of Excellence

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 from 10:30 to 12:30 (GMT)

WEBCAST: ISCF Driving the Electric Revolution-...

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Stakeholders from industry and research organisations are invited to attend the competition briefing event for the latest funding opportunity as part of the ISCF Driving the Electric Revolution challenge.


This latest competition will award up to £30 million to build regional centres of excellence for the development, prototyping and scale-up of power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) technologies. 


This competition aims to provide funding to establish the centres, building on existing capabilities and expertise where it already exists across the UK. The centres will support the industrialisation of PEMD technologies to help accelerate the growth of the UK’s supply chains for PEMD. The centres must be open access facilities that support the development, prototyping and scaling of PEMD technologies and manufacturing processes. 

ISCF funding will support: 


  • the investment in capital equipment needed to create the centres
  • funding for operational costs to enable the centres to become established up to the end 31 March 2024 


This event is a must-attend for stakeholders that are interested in applying to the competition to hear the full scope and application process and ask questions of the Challenge Delivery Team. 


This is the only briefing event that will be held for this competition.


Details from the competition scope will be posted on Innovate UK’s website during October. The competition will open on 21st October. The Innovate UK pages will include all the details potential applicants need to know, including dates for submissions. 


The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge was launched in July 2019 by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). The ISCF provides funding and support to UK businesses and researchers. The fund is designed to ensure that research and innovation takes centre stage in the government’s Industrial Strategy.


The fund is being administered by UK Research and Innovation.


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 electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) across 7 sectors.


The challenge will create world-leading supply chains in the UK and expertise for the manufacture of Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD).



Slides from this webcast will be available via Slideshare. 


Agenda (subject to change)



10:00 - Registration
10:30 - Welcome, Paul Huggett, Knowledge Transfer Network


10:40 - Introduction to DER, Matt Boyle, Interim Challenge Director


11:00 - Competition Scope, Venn Chesterton, Deputy Challenge Director, Innovate UK
11:30 - Competition Process, Bimba James, Portfolio Manager, Innovate UK


12:00 - Q&A Session


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