Electronics is the enabler of all things digital. It is the hardware and embedded software that allows products and processes to communicate, have power, have intelligence and awareness, be controlled, be automated and operate safely. It’s built into many sectors, including health, aerospace, manufacturing and retail.
Our current focus in this area
Computing helps produce digital assets and software activity. These can be used by varied sectors such as transport, infrastructure, farming and life sciences.
The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, represents an investment of up to £80 million over 5 years for business-led innovation projects that enable UK supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines & drives (PEMD).
An Embedded System is a computer system that plays a role within a larger mechanical or electrical system. Embedded systems control many devices we use everyday like vehicle engine management systems. They are part of complete devices that often include hardware and mechanical parts.
Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) are technologies that enable the control and delivery of electrical energy. These technologies are growing fast and are used across many sectors.
Radio-frequency (RF) electronics and systems is the application of transmission lines, waveguides, electronics, antennas and electromagnetic fields to the design and application of devices that produce or utilize signals within the radio band.
From bioelectronic medicine that treat chronic diseases, to brain-computer interfaces that help stroke rehabilitation, neurotechnology will play an increasingly important role in meeting some of the challenges of an ageing society.
The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network is a collaborative community of technology developers and end-users from multiple sectors.
CLIMATES: Supply chain innovations for rare earths
Opens: 15/01/2024 Closes: 13/03/2024
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4 million for collaborative R&D projects on circular critical materials supply chains.
Global Business Innovation Programme: Semiconductors, Taiwan
Opens: 08/02/2024 Closes: 22/03/2024
Innovate UK invites ambitious companies in the Semiconductors sector to join a programme with Taiwan that will include two visits and a showcase.
Global Business Innovation Programme in Australia - Critical Minerals for Electrification
Opens: 21/02/2024 Closes: 05/04/2024
Innovate UK is inviting companies with expertise in mid-stream processing of Australian raw materials to participate in the Global Business Innovation Programme with a market visit to Australia.
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