Innovate UK is the business facing part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Through investment, connections and insight, we are building on the UK’s automotive excellence to accelerate economic growth. We fund business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into R&D. Our national innovation network brings together businesses, Catapult centres, research communities and government to nurture the best new ideas.
Together with the other Government Partners we are delighted to be supporting CENEX LCV CAM 2021 and proud to showcase the amazing UK innovation we’ve supported through our funding programmes
If you are interested in vehicle charging, come and see our dedicated charging stand in Hall 3, or if your interest is with automation, our sector experts will be available in Hall 1. There is plenty to see including the latest information on CAV activity, watch videos including from recent projects or follow signposts to Projects stands displaying the latest funded technologies and innovation.
Alternatively, join us on the Government Pavilion alongside our innovation partners:
- Department Business Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Advanced Propulsion Centre
- Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
- Department for International Trade
- Zemo Partnership
- Office for Zero Emission Vehicles
You can chat with UKRI and Innovate UK staff about recent competitions, sector challenges or discuss funding opportunities. Alternatively please visit our dedicated pages - https://www.ukri.org/councils/innovate-uk/
We are also joined this year by colleagues from Driving the Electric Revolution and the Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC) who will be on hand to answer questions and signpost opportunities available as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund at UKRI.
Driving the Electric Revolution
Reaching net zero by 2050 will not be possible without the production of power electronics, motors and drives (PEMD) technology on a large scale. Driving the Electric Revolution is investing £80 million into projects that will help develop a resilient UK supply chain. Working across all industries the Challenge is helping businesses and researchers fill gaps in electrification supply chains and funding centres to develop the next generation of PEMD products.
UKRI is the largest public funder of research and innovation in the UK, with a budget of over £8bn. It is composed of seven disciplinary research councils, Innovate UK and Research England. We operate across the whole country and work with our many partners in higher education, research organisations businesses, government, and charities. Our vision is for an outstanding research and innovation system in the UK that gives everyone the opportunity to contribute and to benefit, enriching lives locally, nationally and internationally. Our mission is to convene, catalyse and invest in close collaboration with others to build a thriving, inclusive research and innovation system that connects discovery to prosperity and public good. UKRI continues to support the research and innovation community to navigate the transitions associated with the exit of the UK from the EU. To keep up to date please visit our dedicated pages - https://www.ukri.org/
Faraday Battery Challenge
Covering three areas, research and development (R&D) funding, the Faraday Institution and the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre, the Challenge plays an important role in developing the UK battery industry. With investment totalling £330 million so far, the Faraday Battery Challenge is a lynchpin in the UK Government’s strategy to deliver net zero. Working to improve transport, air quality and increase the UK’s economy-wide investment in R&D to 2.4% the Challenge has attracted the attention of international governments and the European Battery Alliance.