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PEMD Scale-up: Strand 1, adopting manufacturing best practice

Fund Name

PEMD Scale-up: Strand 1, adopting manufacturing best practice

Project Length

6-12 months

Project Value




Drivers such as climate change, supply chain resilience and the cost of energy mean that there is a growing need to invest in manufacturing efficiency, particularly across the Power Electronics Machines and Drives (PEMD) value chain.

Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution, part of UK Research and Innovation, aims to make the UK PEMD supply chain more globally competitive by investing up to £5 million in projects that enable the scale-up of PEMD manufacturing.

In this strand Innovate UK are looking to fund collaborative feasibility projects that will facilitate and de-risk the transfer of knowledge, solutions and technologies from other manufacturing sectors into the UK PEMD community.

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Fund Details

The aim is to improve manufacturing best practice in these technologies which are critical for net zero.

Elements of the manufacturing supply chain that are considered in scope include:

  • materials processing
  • sub-component and component manufacturing
  • sub-system integration and assembly
  • final assembly of PEMD specific modules
  • remanufacturing
  • end of life disassembly and recycling

This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Other manufacturing process innovations may be in scope.

Projects must be able to demonstrate that:

  • the innovation is new to and will positively impact the PEMD supply chain
  • there are potential cost and energy savings, productivity and quality benefits to their business
  • they will have a positive impact on the environmental, societal and governance (ESG) performance of the PEMD supply chain
  • they are exploitable through future activities
  • there is the potential to deliver a return on investment should the project be successful

Your project outputs should ideally have potential for cross-sector impact.


Your project must:

  • have a grant funding request between £50,000 and £400,000
  • start by 1 May 2023
  • last between 6 and 12 months
  • carry out all of its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business of any size
  • collaborate with other UK registered organisations

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