Yesterday in Warwickshire, the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) officially opened the doors to its new Hub at the University of Warwick, in front of VIP industry and academia guests. Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable MP attended to mark the launch of the dedicated site, which is a key ingredient of the £1 billion programme to invest in and develop the UK as a centre for low carbon vehicle technologies.
The APC’s new Hub will provide not only physical meeting and exhibition space to bring collaborators together and showcase UK capability, but also house a small core team of APC experts, on hand to facilitate ongoing projects and collaborations. The APC aims to support a wide range of innovative technology programmes over the next 10 years, turning low carbon innovations into products, and ensuring the technologies and embedded knowledge remain in the UK.
Showcased at yesterday’s launch, in front of over 150 guests and media, were examples of the projects already funded by the APC in their first and second rounds of funding. This included an impressive off-highway machine from JCB, and the accompanying Flybrid technology exhibit from Torotrak, supported by Product Development & Sales Director Jon Hilton.
For more information on the APC, its Hub at the University of Warwick and video from the launch event, please visit the Advanced Propulsion Centre website.
Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable MP conducts the official opening of the Hub
The JCB machine on show outside the new APC Hub at the University of Warwick