DER-IC: 2021 in review and what's next for 2022

Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres (DER-IC) launched in 2020, funded by the Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge through UK Research and Innovation. In spite of the trials of the pandemic, our fantastic COOs spent the first year getting the project off the ground, and by 2021 we had really hit our stride, beginning our work to accelerate companies' power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) supply chain capability and growth.


Here's some of our highlights from 2021, and a look ahead to our key milestones for the upcoming year.




What's next?

£28.5m open-access equipment

2022 will be a key year for the project as £28.5m of open-access equipment will launch at our industrialisation centres across the UK.



Here's what to look out for, please note all dates are approximate:


Q1 2022:

  • Compound Semiconductors Catapult

  • University of Warwick: Power Electronics

Q2 2022:

  • Innovation Centre Sunderland

  • PEMC Nottingham

  • PNDC Glasgow

  • University of Warwick: Machines and Drives

Q3 2022:

  • WMG: Winding Centre

Q4 2022:

  • Swansea University

  • University of Birmingham


Download a guide to our new equipment here.


Industrial Engagement

Look out for exciting news coming soon about projects we're working on with our industrial and academic partners. We will also be creating an online tool to help companies find collaborators.


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Events Engagement

We have a packed events calendar in 2022 and will be attending a variety of seminars, conferences and expos, both online and in-person. Some key events you can find us at will be:

The Future Propulsion Conference is an annual two day UK event created to bring together industry and academic experts within the powertrain development field. DER-IC will be a Silver Sponsor and will be exhibiting at stand 36. Our South West and Wales COO Paul Jarvie will be chairing the PEMD session.


This in-person event hosted by UKRI's Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, represents a culmination of the two years long Engage With… series that started at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. DER-IC's South West and Wales COO Paul Jarvie will be chairing the Power Electronics panel.


This event will showcase end-to-end manufacturing and engineering solutions, to encourage conversation, business, knowledge sharing and action. The DER-IC team will have an exhibition stand and run a workshop.


The 11th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives will bring together specialists from around the world to share and learn about the latest developments in PEMD. DER-IC will lead industry and academic exchange workshops.


The annual Cenex-Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) and Cenex-Connected Automated Mobility (CAM) shows are the UK's largest automotive technology events. The DER-IC will have an exhibition stand and are investigating speaker opportunities.


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