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Business briefing event on the Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge

26 July 2019

Hear about the latest developments and progress of the Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, one of the new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund wave 3 challenges

The UK will need to switch to electrification across many sectors from automotive to energy distribution in order to meet its carbon reduction targets.

This change also represents a significant global opportunity for UK businesses making the power electronics, machines and drivers that will be required.

The UK government has launched the £80 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge to help businesses to meet this need.

Its aim is to accelerate the UK’s ability to deliver the supply chains required to enable electrification in the automotive, aerospace, energy, industrial, marine, off highway and rail sectors.

This investment is part of the Industrial Strategy Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, transforming the way people work and travel.

Key targets include:

  • Eliminating diesel rolling stock from UK railways by 2040;
  • Accelerating the delivery of electric and hybrid aircraft by 2040; and
  • The delivery of zero carbon road transport by 2040

The challenge will deliver technologies that will enable the UK’s road, rail, maritime and aviation networks to dramatically reduce emissions.

The programme also supports clean growth by driving down costs and delivering a volume supply chain necessary to deliver low-carbon technologies – building partnerships between industries of all sizes.

This event is important to attend for stakeholders that are interested in the funding opportunities that the challenge will offer, to hear the latest news and ask questions of the Challenge Delivery Team.

Event details
Date: 8 Aug 2019
Time: 09:30-15:30
Venue: NIACE Centre, Belfast
Cost: Free

Register to attend this event.