PEMD Scale Up

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5M to scale up manufacturing in the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) supply chain. Interested? Then get in touch to find out more!


Competition closes: 07 December 2022, 11am

Applicants notified: 27 January 2023

Project start date & duration: May 2023 for up to 6-12 months (Strand 1), 6-18 months (Strand 2).


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.

Driving the Electric Revolution programme aims to make the UK PEMD supply chain more globally competitive by investing in projects that will enable the scale-up of PEMD manufacturing across 2 strands:

Strand 1: adopting manufacturing best practice: for 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. Aims to improve manufacturing best practice in these technologies which are critical for net zero.

Strand 2: manufacturing process development: for collaborative projects that address key research and development opportunities through innovative solutions that impact manufacturing cost, capability and efficiency to grow resilient manufacturing supply chains for UK PEMD.

Specific Themes

  • 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


  • State Aid and Subsidy Control funding rules apply.
  • Must be collaborative projects led by a UK-registered business.
  • Carry out all of the work in the UK and intend to exploit the results from or in England.
  • Subcontractors are allowed, preferably UK-based, with appropriate and justified costs (20% max).

Funding Rates

  • Strand 1: £50,000 – £400,000 total eligible project costs; 6-12 months duration; Feasibility Studies.
  • Strand 2: £50,000 – £800,000: 6-18 months duration; Industrial Research/Experimental Development.

For Feasibility Studies or Industrial Research you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:

  • up to 70% if you are a micro or small organisation
  • up to 60% if you are a medium-sized organisation
  • up to 50% if you are a large organisation

For Experimental Development you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:

  • up to 45% if you are a micro or small organisation
  • up to 35% if you are a medium-sized organisation
  • up to 25% if you are a large organisation

Research organisations in your consortium can share up to 30% of the UK total eligible project costs.

How PNO can support you

The UK team has a strong track record in securing some of the most competitive national and European grants on behalf of its clients, with a full understanding of how a project should be presented to stand the highest chance of success. Each year in the UK alone, we are responsible for the submission of more than 100 funding applications across all sectors and priority areas. Based on this extensive experience, through careful project selection and using key insight into how a project should be best positioned, we consistently achieve success rates that are more than 5 times the typical success rates for UK national schemes and EU programmes.


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