Project information

Index: 0787R2
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location UNITED KINGDOM WEST MIDLANDS West Midlands Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2009

Topic of the practice

Modernisation of traditional manufacturing through product innovation and internationalization

Good Practice Information

WM Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project represents a collaboration between leading automotive companies, sector representative organisations and research institutes in WM designed to stimulate R&D activity into the development of enabling technologies to accelerate the introduction of next generation low carbon vehicles into the UK economy.The project represents a strategic collaboration between leading automotive companies in the WM and research providers, designed to stimulate R&D activity to accelerate the introduction of next generation low carbon vehicles into the UK economy. The impetus for the project stems from government legislation, public awareness programmes and market dynamics, reflecting the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from industrial and manufacturing processes.

Evidence of success

The project has successfully sought to engage supply chain SMEs, as well as OEM automotive companies, as a basis for stimulating wider innovation/ knowledge spillovers and in order to maximise potential impacts for the West Midlands economy (particularly from the standpoint of jobs created/safeguarded and GVA generated).

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Gavin Bottrell Alan Curtis

Warwick Manufacturing Group



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