SME workshop 9 June – global trends in electric mobility, market potential and business opportunities

A limited number of places have just been been made available to an event which provides insight for SMEs interested in market opportunities and business development in the supply of e-mobility services and solutions.

The event, which is free of charge for guests is organised by the European Association of Suppliers (CLEPA) and the SMMT with support from the European Commission and takes place on Tuesday 9th June at the Abbey Conference Centre at 34 Great Smith Street in London.

The briefing (which includes networking) is open to automotive SMEs.

Agenda for the Meeting 

13:00  Networking lunch

14:00  Introduction and overview of global trends and opportunities for SMEs with country reports for Japan, the USA and China, explaining entry points for European SMEs.

15:30  Overview of trends and opportunities for India and South Korea.

16:15   Electro-Mobility Clusters in Europe – analysis of activities and capabilities of European regional clusters of SMEs in the e-mobility supply chain

16:30   Discussion


  • Stefan Dix Director of Resaerch and Innovation, CLEPA
  • Chris Reeves Commercial Manager, Intelligent Mobility and Future Transport, MIRA

SMEs are a key focus for the APC and feature in the applications being received for the current funding competition with up to £60 million currently available to support low carbon advanced propulsion projects worth more than £120 million.

The competition which opened on the 5th May and runs until the end of June is called ‘APC4 Driving UK Capability and Economic Impact through Low Carbon Propulsion Technologies’ for projects which are collaborative and business-led and include a vehicle manufacturer or a tier 1 supplier and an SME partner. They must also develop the UK’s supply chain in the field of low carbon vehicle propulsion technology. The competition will fund the development of on-vehicle technologies for either on-road or off-highway vehicles.

Consortia must have a clear, demonstrable route to production, and line of sight to market, involving at least one vehicle manufacturer and/or a tier 1 supplier and at least one SME partner.