Growing UK Manufacturing in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - Powering Net Zero

Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) are underpinning technologies for electrification, that enable Net Zero and decarbonisation. The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre (DER-IC) network provides open access to expertise and state-of-the-art manufacturing, test and validation equipment in PEMD.


The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre (DER-IC) is a UK-wide network of over 30 University and Research and Technology Organisation (RTO). Each network partner brings expertise, and specialist knowledge and capability. Leveraging the collective strength of the partner network, DER-IC’s mission is to work with industry to grow UK PEMD manufacturing capability, capacity, and competitiveness.


The entire DER-IC network can be accessed through any of the regional centres.

The DER-IC network

  • engages in collaborative research and development projects (CR&D) funded through UKRI, Innovate UK, regional initiatives and other funding schemes
  • offers access to equipment and capability through direct contract
  • provides SME advice and regional support programmes
  • hosts an online portal enabling partners to highlight PEMD capability, and link with the national DER-IC network and industry to promote business to business collaboration

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