Supporting businesses in developing clean supply chains, DER is pioneering an impressive range of open access facilities in manufacturing & design across the UK.

A new website backed this bold ambition helping to position DER as the global centre of excellence in power electronics.


Research & Tech Partners

A project for industry, designed by industry.

Driving the Electric Revolution (DER) has been shaped by business. With 4 Industrialisation Centres across the UK spanning Scotland to the South West of England & Wales, DER’s network of engagement is extensive. So to its ambition to position the UK as the globally recognised centre of excellence in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD), essential for sustainable manufacturing.  

With a drive on innovation and research, we worked with lead partner Newcastle University to develop a bold website setting out the ambition and reach of DER.

Building on their existing visual identity, the site was designed to allow for  growth with the ability to adapt to the rapid changes in the renewables sector.

The goal of the network is to help drive UK manufacturing to tackle climate change and ensure the UK reaches zero net emissions by the target of 2050. The centres will help businesses across numerous sectors to invest and work together to capitalise on the UK’s strengths in technology. 

Partners include: Newcastle University. Swansea University, University of Nottingham, The University of Warwick, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, University of Birmingham, Catapult Semiconductor Applications.


Initial Government Funding

'Rolls-Royce is committed to supporting pioneering projects that support our net zero carbon ambitions and will help de-carbonise aviation.

We believe that the DER Industrialisation Centres, will play an important role in helping the supply chain to access both manufacturing process development and scale-up, as well as test capabilities.'

Robert Watson, Director, Rolls-Royce Electrical