The University of Nottingham is the home of the Midlands Industrialisation Centre, part of a  UK-wide project developing the UK's clean and resilient supply chains in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD). Our mission, as part of the UK Driving the Electric Revolution challenge, is to provide the Midlands centre as an existing area of expertise to be used by industry and researchers to develop and scale up PEMD technologies and manufacturing processes.

The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres project is part of the £80 million Driving Electric Revolution Challenge from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres (DER-IC) is a UK-wide project to accelerate delivery of Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) solutions for global market.  

Across the UK, the DER-IC partner network has world class capability in PEMD including design, manufacturing and testing facilities. The DER-IC’s encourage cross sector collaboration and drive industries to invest and collaborate with our network of excellence in academia and Research Technology Organisations, growing this capability, and promoting this both in the UK and overseas to transform the UK into a PEMD exporter.  

Our aim is to grow PEMD supply chains and deliver long term industrial growth. We want to make the UK globally recognised as the centre of excellence in PEMD manufacturing processes.


How will the Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres achieve this?

The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres support industry across multiple sectors to develop and scale-up new PEMD technologies and manufacturing processes by bringing together world-class technology and manufacturing research to provide a catalyst for growth, right through from raw material through to system integration.

The DER-IC’s are investing £28m in state-of-the-art equipment for industrial partners to accelerate their capability, capacity and competitiveness.



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