Driving the Electric Revolution - Engage with... Webinar Series

Posted on: 10/01/2021

The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge is investing in power electronics, machines & drives (PEMD) to facilitate future improvements in productivity, capacity, quality & efficiency, support the UK’s continued push towards net-zero carbon and catalyse the green economic recovery.

Join our upcoming (or view previous) Engage With… webinars in which leading companies and organisations discuss PEMD supply chain requirements, with a view of exploring future opportunities for partnerships, collaborations and projects. All with the aim for companies and organisations to seize the economic opportunities from the global transition to clean technologies and electrification.

Email Sven Knowles if you wish to present at a webinar or be introduced to these companies.

Previous Webinars from this series

Engage with… Hirst Magnetic Instruments

Watch this webinar to learn about how Hirst Magnetic Instruments have utilised their technology in real world PEMD applications to manufacture equipment for a range of electrification projects.

Engage with… Verlume

Watch this webinar to find out more about Aberdeen-based Verlume, a leader in intelligent energy management and storage technologies for the energy industry. Founded in 2013, the company uses its core intelligent energy management and storage technologies to enable clean, resilient and integrated energy systems.

Engage with… Electrification of HGVs

This webinar will outline how Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) is supporting the government in ensuring all new HGVs that are sold in the UK are zero emission by 2040 and will highlight how you can get involved.

Engage with… UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF)

Discover how PEMD organisations can engage in the UKESF award initiative that encourages students to pursue an electronics engineering career.

Engage with…Performance Projects

Utilising world class engineering capability to deliver high quality, innovative projects to motorsport, niche automotive, off highway and agritech customers

Engage with…Custom Interconnect

Global provider of engineering solutions for mission critical applications.

Engage with…FluxSys

Specification, design and prototyping of a wide range of electric machines and drives.

Engage with…ZF

Update on where they are since their last Engage with… and detail their significant milestones.

Engage with…Electrification of the AgriFood Sector

Opportunities and challenges related to the adoption and the implementation of Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Drives (PEMD) in the AgriFood Sector.

Engage with…Cummins

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines, diesel and alternative-fuelled electrical generator sets, Electrified powertrains as well as related components and technology.

Engage with…Dynex Semiconductor

Design, development and manufacture of high power semiconductor modules and power assemblies

Engage with…Magnomatics

Energy efficient magnetic gears, motors and generators.

Engage with…NPL

Creating impact from science, providing assurance to industry and setting standards of excellence.

Engage with…Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub

Professor Geraint Jewell shares more about how the Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub addresses key manufacturing challenges in the production of high integrity and high value electrical machines for the aerospace, energy, high value automotive and premium consumer sectors.

Engage with…NEMA

Find out more about NEMA and how it manufactures technically innovative electric motors and electro-mechanical assemblies for the aerospace and defence industries.

Engage with…Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre

Learn how the Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre’s £28m in state-of-the-art equipment can help businesses across numerous sectors, including transport, energy, construction and agriculture, to invest and work together to capitalise on the UK’s strengths in PEMD technology.

Engage with…Universal Balancing

Universal Balancing are global leaders in the design, manufacture, testing and servicing of precision balancing machines. In this webinar, Paul Fowler and Steve Fowler provide insights into the world and the challenges of balancing electric powertrain components.

Engage with…RNLI

Find out more about how the RNLI, with its diverse fleet of marine vessels alongside operational, logistics and road vehicles are moving towards electrification – and how this is central to its ambition to be zero carbon by 2050.

Engage with…Horizon Europe

In this webinar Mike Short, the Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Trade gives a welcome introduction to the importance of international collaborations and Louise Mothersole, the Horizon Europe UK National Contact Point for Mobility, detail the Horizon Europe opportunity and the process for application for UK participants

Engage with…Centre for Future Clean Mobility

Leading the next generation of clean mobility to make our streets, railways, farms, seas and waterways cleaner and greener

Engage with…YASA

Find out more about how YASA’s revolutionary compact, lightweight and powerful electric motors and power electronics controllers enable vehicle hybridization and electrification – especially when there is limited powertrain space

Engage with…PEMD Funding Opportunities

We will provide an overview of the Supply chains for Net Zero £22m CR&D competition and of other funding opportunities in electrification and zero-emission vehicles across all sectors.

Engage with…Electrified Automation

Electrified Automation have developed a series of disruptive manufacturing processes and associated automated equipment. Join this webinar to learn about how Electrified Automation are applying their processes in e-machine manufacturing and building a UK PEMD supply chain to support them.

Engage with…Equipmake

Engineering an electric future, Equipmake has more than 20 years’ experience designing, developing, prototyping and manufacturing state-of-the-art electric powertrain solutions for the global automotive, bus, commercial vehicle and aerospace markets.

Engage with…Arcola Energy

Arcola Energy is one of the fastest-growing hydrogen technology companies in the UK, working with some of the most progressive local authorities, fleet operators and OEMs to meet their zero-emission targets.

Engage with…DTE Network+

The Decarbonising Transport through Electrification (DTE) Network+ is a £1M EPSRC-funded multidisciplinary project addressing the challenges of implementing an electrified, cost-effective and holistically operating transport sector for the UK.

Engage with…GreenSpur Wind

Engage with…GreenSpur Wind – ferrite-based direct-drive permanent magnet generators for wind turbines, to hear how GreenSpur Wind has been progressing their PEMD development rapidly through research and design stages.

Engage with…Paragraf

Engage with…Paragraf who deliver commercial quality, graphene electronic devices for the battery, sensor, green energy and semiconductor markets.

Engage with…McLaren Applied

McLaren Applied, based in Surrey, presented how they are pioneering a better future in electrification.

Engage with…Network Rail

Felix Langley, Network Technical Head at Network Rail, gave an insight into the diverse array of power engineering on the UK Railway.

Engage with…ZeroAvia: hydrogen-electric powertrains for aircraft

ZeroAvia is building hydrogen-electric powertrains for aircraft – integrating electric motors, inverters, fuel cell systems, and fuel storage tanks into a propulsion system.

Engage with…Department for International Trade: mine to magnet-supply chains for critical material

Darryn’s presentation focused on the strategy the UK Government is adopting to secure these supply chains for the UK’s own use, but also providing the opportunity to export refined materials to Europe and beyond.

Engage with…Industrial Drives – you have a part to play in their future

This Driving the Electric Revolution roundtable forum presented discussions from leading users and manufacturers and explored how you could have a part to play in this exciting area.

Engage with…Control Techniques, a Nidec Brand

Control Techniques, has been at the front of customer focused drive technology for over 45 years. Dedicated to the advancement of automation, they create next-generation drive technology for an interconnected world. Join this webinar to the hear about the types of applications that have been solved with these drives, and the R&D required to develop and manufacture.

Engage with…British Glass and the wider Foundation Industries

British Glass has championed the significant role of the Foundation Industries, including Ceramics, Glass, Paper, Cement, Chemicals and Steel, in driving the success and efficiency of UK manufacturing and waging the war to deliver carbon neutrality.

Engage with…Round Table on Simulation Versus Prototyping

Should we be steering our product development strategies away from prototyping & testing and towards simulation? There are numerous rapid prototyping & testing methods, but prototyping can be expensive in terms of time, money and opportunity costs.

Engage with…Pure Electric

Slides are available here and recording here.

Pure Electric is a specialist electric mobility retailer, stocking market-leading ranges of electric scooters, electric bikes and accessories. In this webinar, Pure Electric discussed the origins of the company, Pure’s aims and aspirations for having an impact on how people travel & their mobility, steps being taken to build the most innovative design and development hub for micro-mobility in the world, and possible opportunities for collaborative projects and relationships.

Engaging a Diverse Workforce for the Future

Watch below the roundtable discussion on ways to stop the decline in the number of engineers and how to improve diversity within the profession, with the Driving the Electric Revolution team and guest host Jacqui Murray, Deputy Director of the Faraday Battery Challenge. Panel members talked about their backgrounds and reaching their current roles.

Engage with…TPS

Slides are available here and recording here.

Turbo Power Systems (TPS) provides innovative high-speed machines and power electronic solutions for the Transport, Energy and Industrial markets.

Engage with…Belcan

Slides will be available shortly.

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting and information technology services to customers in the aerospace, defence, automotive, industrial and Government sectors.

Engage with…Romax Technology

Slides are available here.

Romax Technology provides world-leading solutions and expertise in multi-physics analysis and electro-mechanical design, working dynamically and collaboratively to make a global difference.

Experts in delivering cost, NVH, weight and performance optimization, they will provide insights into the specific expertise and facilities they can bring to the design and deployment of PEMD solutions and possible opportunities for collaborative projects and relationships.

Engage with…STFC

Slides are available here and recording here.

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) provides UK businesses of any size, access to world-leading R&D facilities and expertise, to help solve problems impossible to tackle using conventional technologies and techniques.

Engage with…Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology

Slides are available here.

The University of Lincoln is one of the UK leading developers of agri-robotic technologies. The Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology specialises in robotic systems to support autonomous crop harvesting and electrification of farming. These are technologies which are of crucial and urgent importance post-COVID-19.

Engage with…ZF

Slides are available here.

ZF is a global technology company that supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers.

Engage with…Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult

The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult focuses on helping industrial supply chains to exploit advances in compound semiconductors and systems, bringing applications to market. In power electronics and future electrification, their focus is on helping the UK industry to develop and commercialise next generation wide bandgap systems (primarily SiC and GaN) across the many markets in which these technologies provide disruptive solutions.

Engage With…Ricardo

Slides are available here.

Ricardo activities cover a range of market sectors including passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail, defence, motorsport, motorcycle, off-highway, marine, clean energy and power generation and government. Ricardo provides complete solutions for power electronics, from DC-DC Converters to motor inverters to Energy Storage and are involved in research and development activities in the fields of parallel device gate drives and wide-band-gap devices.

Engage With…Rolls-Royce

Slides are available here.

Rolls-Royce believe in the transforming potential of technology. Their focus is on pioneering the power that matters for the needs of tomorrow as well as today. Within the aerospace industry, there is a strong pull to accelerate electrification in both the Civil and Defence markets. PEMD is a key enabler for a more-electric gas turbine, and is also an enabler for longer term opportunities in electric flight at varying scales.

Engage With…Siemens

Slides are available here.

Siemens Digital Industries, Motion Control (DI MC) in the UK undertakes product design, supply chain definition and manufacturing, of over 1.2 million (per annum) industrial drive products for worldwide markets at their Congleton site. This extends from designing power electronics, drives and motor control solutions, which are used in a variety of applications such as water pumping stations, air handling systems, logistics conveyors, food & beverage production, machining, aerospace and automotive manufacturing plants.

Engage With…nexperia

Slides are available here.

nexperia is a global semiconductor manufacturer with a factory in Manchester. Their product range includes bipolar transistors, diodes, ESD protection, TVS diodes, MOSFETs and Logic devices.

Collaboration TV

Collaboration TV was an experimental method to network companies under the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge.

A different organisation presented every 20 minutes covering a wide variety of topics including catalyzing green innovation, manufacturing process development, design for manufacture testing & validation processes, circular economy, life cycle analysis, and recycling and materials recovery.

Organised & hosted by Simon Buckley it featured 10 companies presenting for three and a half hours. Lessons were learned in this Covid-19 period on how to improve networking to bring about collaboration between organisations.

You can find all presentation recordings here.

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