Catapults

Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre

Growing UK manufacturing in power electronics, machines and drives

CSA Catapult leads the Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre (DER-IC) for the South West and Wales. 

 

The DER-IC is a UK-wide network of over 30 universities and research and technology organisations (RTOs). 

Funded through a £80 million investment from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the DER-IC was initiated to develop clean, resilient technology supply chains in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) and push the UK towards Net Zero. 

The DER-IC for the South West and Wales is a national centre of excellence that helps businesses and researchers develop and prototype new PEMD technologies and manufacturing processes. 

CSA Catapult received significant funding from the DER-IC programme to equip a state-of-the-art lab with equipment unique to the UK focusing on multi-material 3D printing for advanced packages. 

Paul Jarvie

centre lead, DER-IC for the south west and wales

“Advanced packaging is unleashing the potential offered by a new breed of high efficiency, high voltage power electronic (wide bandgap) compound semiconductor devices such as SiC and GaN.

"The capability to fast prototype additive 3D ceramic and metal printed package solutions for our customers is a game changer that promises to revolutionise the approach to device packaging previously unavailable.

"The overall system efficiency benefits unlocked by this smaller, lighter and power dense technology, promises to help industry accelerate their delivery on multi-sector commitments towards zero emissions through a localised supply chain.”

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Power electronics

Power electronics

Our world-leading team of experts has the know-how, experience and track record in developing and commercialising high-performing power electronics devices for automotive, energy and industrial applications.

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RF & microwave communications

RF & microwave communications

Our radio frequency and microwave communications experts help optimise the performance and improve the energy efficiency of RF and microwave devices in future telecoms, space, defence and security industries.

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