Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre

The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres are part of the £80 million Driving Electric Revolution Challenge from UK Research and Innovation. The four regional centres are located across the UK in Scotland, the North East, the Midlands and South West & Wales.

CSA Catapult is delighted to be the Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre for South West and Wales. As part of our role as an Industrialisation Centre, we’re part of the UK-wide project accelerating the delivery of Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) solutions and devices for the global market.


  • Emissions and noise from aircraft must reduce by 2040
  • Adoption of more electric and hybrid technology needed


  • Vehicles must have zero emissions by 2035
  • We will support companies in the automotive supply chain and as a result accelerate the development of new processes
Driving the Electric Revolution Electric Car

Driving Innovation


The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres will support industry across multiple sectors to help develop and scale-up new PEMD technologies and manufacturing processes.

The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres will do this by bringing together world-class technology and manufacturing research which will provide a catalyst for growth, from raw material through to system integration.


  • Aim to reduce Co2 from the energy sector by 80% by 2050
  • Electrification of vehicles will reduce fossil fuels in vehicles and industrial machinery


  • PEMD technologies will provide ability to develop and deliver the industrial digital revolution
  • As electric technology evolves, more opportunities for adoption will appear

Driving Capability


The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres will encourage cross-sector collaboration and help drive industries to invest and collaborate with our network of excellence in academia and Research Technology Organisations. The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres will grow this capability and promote it both in the UK and overseas to help transform the UK into a PEMD exporter.

A total of £28m investment will be made in state-of-the-art equipment for industrial partners to accelerate their capability, capacity and competitiveness.

Driving the Electric Revolution


  • The global marine sector is forecast to grow significantly within the next 10 years
  • Innovation within this sector will help provide significant performance gains, reduce emissions and operating costs

Micro Mobility

  • Micro mobility such as e-scooters, personal mobility devices and e-bikes are experiencing significant uptake and the UK is in prime position to play a key role in this global market
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Driving Manufacturing

The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres aim is to make the UK globally recognised as the centre of excellence in PEMD manufacturing processes.


  • As little as 3% of the global off-highway powertrain market is hybrid
  • Innovation in this sector will provide significant improvements in performance gains and reduce emissions and operations costs


  • Emissions from rail are required to reduce in order to meet targets such as net zero emissions by 2050 and no new diesels by 2040
  • This will result in sustainable growth of the high speed rail network and the Driving Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres will help accelerate and enable this growth

The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres Priorities

Industrial Engagement

  • Identify current gaps in the supply chains and help industry fill them.
  • Lead the facilitation of collaboration across multiple sectors.
  • Scale-up production.
  • Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres activities.

Supporting Investment and Growth

  • Encourage re-shoring and investment within the UK.
  • Help support and the development growth of SME’s.
  • Enhance the number of UK exports.
  • Stimulate inward investment from global PEMD leaders.

Supporting Skills

Work with industry partners, regional and trade groups, government bodies, other challenges/funded groups and universities to help identify the PEMD skills gap and support actions to fill them.


  • Innovative technologies within the robotics sector are being developed to overcome challenges related to net zero
  • Industry are rethinking their manufacturing processes throughout the zero-emission production chain

Truck and Bus

  • There is increasing demand to accelerate the deployment of zero-emission heavy duty transport to benefit wider communities
  • Schemes such as New Zero Emissions Buses Regional Area (ZEBRA) have been launched in the UK to support local authorities to help introduce zero-emission buses