Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution challenge, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £4.5million in projects building talent for the future.
The aim of this competition is to create and deliver course content and materials that will support skills, talent and training across Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) manufacturing and supply chains. The purpose of this is to build awareness of PEMD and fill key gaps in the UK's workforce talent and training capabilities.
Opportunities could include but are not limited to:
Your proposal must deliver a clear, game-changing intervention and address a clear industrial requirement. This must realistically and significantly meet and provide a long-term commitment to supporting the UK PEMD industry talent requirement.
The Building Talent for the Future 2 competition has two strands:
This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.
Your project must:
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be a UK registered:
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once accepted, partners will be asked to login or to create an account.
If collaborating, the lead and at least one other organisation must request funding by entering their costs during the application.
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total eligible project costs and must be listed in your application.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use subcontractors from overseas but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use suppliers from the UK.
You must also provide a detailed rationale, evidence of the potential UK contractors you approached and the reasons why they were unable to work with you.
We expect all subcontractor costs to be justified and appropriate to the total eligible project costs. We will not accept a cheaper cost as a sufficient reason to use an overseas subcontractor.
An organisation can only lead on one application but can be included as a collaborator in a further 2 applications across both strands of the competition.
If an organisation is not leading any application, it can collaborate in up to 3 applications across both strands of the competition.
This competition is to create and deliver course content and materials that will support skills, talent and training across PEMD manufacturing and supply chain; building awareness of PEMD and filling key gaps in the UK's workforce talent and training capabilities.
Your project must demonstrate:
This list is not intended to be exhaustive.
We want to fund a portfolio of projects, across both strands of the competition, to cover a variety of key industrial needs and gaps in UK PEMD workforce skills, talent pipeline and training capabilities.
Your project must focus on one or more of the following: