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Key industrialisation element of Faraday Challenge to develop UK’s EV supply chain New facility will allow suppliers to undertake scale-up of new battery technology for production Marking a major step forward in ensuring the UK has capability to become a global leader in the development and production of electric vehicles The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) […]

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APC Spokes Receive Government Investment for New Low-Carbon Facilities

The University of Bath, the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s Spoke for Internal Combustion Engine System Efficiency, has received significant government investment to develop the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS). IAAPS will be a £60 million global centre of excellence, delivering transformational research and innovation into advanced propulsion systems. Located at the Bristol and Bath […]

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APC8 Grant Funding Competition Open Now

The Advanced Propulsion Centre is continuing to drive low-carbon propulsion innovation through its latest funding competition, APC 8: Anchoring low-carbon technology in the UK – Accelerating sustainable change. Today, 10th July 2017, marks the opening of APC 8: Anchoring low-carbon technology in the UK – Accelerating sustainable change competition. The APC in association with Innovate […]

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Latest events

APC 8 Launch Event

10/07/2017 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Advanced Propulsion Centre

The Advanced Propulsion Centre is holding a launch event on July 10th, 2017 for its latest grant funded core competition APC8 – Anchoring low carbon technology in the UK – accelerating sustainable change.

This event will take place in the National Propulsion Showcase at the APC Hub and always proves an extremely popular and beneficial event.

We appreciate you need to get the best out of the event, so we have broken down the day to allow you to come to as many as sessions as you like:

8.30 – 12.30 will consist of APC update, guest speakers from existing APC projects and information and advice on APC8 scope and application.

12.30 – 13.30 will be followed by a networking lunch.

13.30 – 15.30 provides an opportunity for 1:1 with the APC Business Development team and / or Funding Design Workshop to hear your valuable opinions.

The APC will also be issuing dates in the next few days for regional activities to support this launch and further workshops and clinics to aid consortia build their bids.

To register for the event, click here.

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FISITA PLUS: Exploring the future of mobility engineering

13/07/2017 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

County Hall

A one-day conference for mobility technologists and professionals

In 2017 FISITA will open its doors to a new audience with the launch of ‘FISITA PLUS’, created to support this engineering generation’s development of safe, sustainable and affordable mobility. Registration for this exclusive event is now open.

The conference will be split into three sections and speakers will present under three headings: The Mobility Future; Artificial Intelligence and Mobility Technology and Propulsion of the Future.

The event hosts a variety of key figure speakers in the automotive industry, spanning from vehicle manufacturers, supply chain and government.

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Electrical Vehicle Supply Chain Programme

31/05/2017 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Loftus House

The UK is targeting that every new car manufactured will be zero emissions from 2040. In order to support the significant scale up required in Hybrid, Plug in Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicle manufacturing, the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is working with industry and government to support the development of the Electric Vehicle Supply Chain.

The Electrification Supply Chain (ESC) programme aims to engage supply partners at all levels of the Supply Chain and to deliver toolkits which will act as a ‘one stop shop’, connecting everyone from Vehicle Manufacturers to materials producers in the UK. The toolkit will also identify research projects which are underway or have been completed in this area so that companies looking to develop EV capabilities can access and leverage what has already been done to identify and build future collaborations.

In addition to supporting commercial entities to develop their business today, the ESC programme will help inform the UK Government where the most significant opportunities to develop the supply chain line and what tools we may need to do this.

Is your organisation interested or already involved in the EV supply chain? If so, the APC would like to involve you in this initiative.

The first three events in this series have ‘sold out’ and we have had huge interest from the industry as well as academics.

Please to join us on Wednesday 31st May from 9:30am to 2:00pm at the North East Automotive Alliance c/o RTC North Ltd, Loftus House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland Enterprise Park, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 3XB.

During this event, you will hear the Automotive Council view on the future EV supply chain requirements, capabilities and the EV strategy for the UK. You will also have the opportunity to help shape the toolkits we use to build an end to end supply chain capable of delivering the maximum UK content in the powertrains of the future. Finally, networking opportunities will allow time to meet potential commercial partners and the APC in person.

To view the presentations from this event, click here.

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