Seven UK-based automotive businesses that won funding from Innovate UK, exhibited their low carbon technology at the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE) Engineering Conference 2015.
The annual conference hosts key players in the next generation of automotive design and production. Low carbon technology is a main focus.
British-based firms Advanced Innovative Engineering (AIE); Artemis Intelligent Power; MIRA; Nissan Technical Centre Europe; Productiv; Romax Technology, and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) have developed cutting-edge low carbon vehicle technologies through collaborative projects supported by Innovate UK. They presented to an international audience of investors and engineers.
All the companies developed products in line with the UK’s automotive technology roadmaps, developed by industry-government collaboration at the Automotive Council. UK companies and supporting agencies such as Innovate UK are focusing their efforts on creating the right environment for companies to collaborate and innovate, and build the capabilities for future UK growth.
JSAE is the largest automotive technology conference in Asia for automotive engineers, attracting 70,000 visitors over three days.
The Exposition is “technology-centred”, with as many as 400 Japanese and foreign companies displaying the latest designs. The UK presence at the exhibition included a UK dedicated stand, in addition to hosting an afternoon of technical presentations.
Paul Gadd, programme manager for Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform at Innovate UK commented: “Having strong UK presence shows the strength of UK technical capability in the low carbon vehicle area, and the demand for this capability in the global market.
“The attendance of Innovate UK with these companies is symptomatic of the exciting success of Low Carbon Vehicle innovation and leadership in the UK.”
Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. Innovate UK fund, support and connect innovative businesses through a unique mix of people and programmes to accelerate sustainable economic growth.
The Low Carbon Vehicle Innovation Platform contribute to the UK automotive sector and ongoing reduction of the UK’s road transport CO2 by accelerating the introduction of vehicle-centric technologies. This is achieved through collaborative R&D funding supporting over £500m of investment.