Driving the Electric Revolution: Midlands Industrialisation Centre
PEMC and the University of Nottingham were delighted to have been awarded a share of £28.5M from Driving the Electric Revolution, part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). This funding will enable UoN and PEMC to invest in new equipment, in order to support innovative manufacturing processes for advanced electrical machines and drives which will support the UK’s net zero ambitions.
The DER Midlands Industrialisation Centre will be based at the PEMCentre, Jubilee Campus. The Centre will provide high frequency Coil manufacturing and magnetic test characterisation capabilities to develop and manufacture electrical machines, operating at higher frequencies.
Prof Chris Gerada, Professor with PEMC and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Industrial Strategy, Business Engagement and Impact) said:
"We are extremely happy to have been awarded this grant from UKRI. The advanced manufacturing equipment will exploit the University’s expertise in Power Electronics and Electrical Machines by working closely with industrial partners to develop the next generation of Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) products, helping to deliver the UK net zero commitments. The investment will also reinforce the UK’s and the Midlands’ effort to capitalise on the significant PEMD market opportunity.”