UK registered organisations can access support for innovative skills, talent, and training projects for Power Electronics, Motors and Drives (PEMD).
Electric and hybrid vehicles, domestic appliances and other applications are creating a considerable need for next-generation power electronics, electric machines and drives (PEMD). For the UK to be able to design, develop and manufacture these products, it requires skilled people across all levels.
Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge is now investing in projects building talent for the future. The aim is to fund several ideas that quickly fill immediate gaps in skills, talent and training for the PEMD industry.
The aim of this competition is to create and deliver course content and materials that will support skills, talent and training across PEMD manufacturing and supply chains; building awareness of PEMD and filling key gaps in the UK’s workforce talent and training capabilities.
Proposals must deliver a clear, game-changing intervention and address a clear industrial requirement. This would realistically and significantly meet and provide a long-term commitment to supporting the UK PEMD industry talent requirement.
Opportunities could include but are not limited to:
- Schools’ engagement
- Apprenticeships and internships
- Upskilling and reskilling of existing workforce
- Technical courses and vocational training
- Undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development (CPD)
This is an expression of interest (EoI) stage of a two-stage competition. There is no funding at this EoI stage. If successful in this stage, applicants will be invited to apply into the full stage competition.
IUK will also be running a separate open competition for projects with costs below £50,000. To apply for this, applicants do not need to complete this EoI stage.
The aim of the full stage 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.
The full stage competitions will open in March 2022.