Cenex, EPSRC And The Transport Community At The KTN Launch University Showcase At Cenex-LCV 2014

Applications open to Universities to showcase offerings of UK Academic Institutes

Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies and the organiser of the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the UK low carbon vehicle community, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Transport Community at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), today announced the formal opening of a Showcasing opportunity for UK university groups/departments at LCV2014. Up to 10 university groups will be selected to showcase their world-leading work at this year’s LCV2014, taking place on 10 and 11 September at Millbrook Proving Ground.

As part of an initiative to showcase leading-edge research from UK higher education institutes, who represent a key audience for the annual Low Carbon Vehicle Event, the University Showcase will allow university research groups and departments to exhibit and benefit from networking with the decision makers in the UK’s Low Carbon Industry at a reduced exhibition rate. Sponsored by EPSRC and The Transport Community at the KTN, it provides a first of its kind opportunity allowing universities to engage with the Low Carbon Industry and further showcase the work and offerings of UK academic institutes. University groups/departments that have not yet engaged with the LCV event are particularly encouraged to apply. EPSRC will provide additional sponsorship to a small number of university groups to represent current automotive projects in the EPSRC portfolio.

Applicants should complete an Expression of Interest form by Friday, 6th June 2014. Forms can be downloaded on the Cenex-LCV website ( Successful applicants will be announced on Friday, 20th June 2014.

Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex says, “Leading edge research is key to ensuring the UK Automotive industry continues to innovate and remain a world-leader in low carbon vehicle technologies. LCV2014 provides an excellent platform to educate and engage with all in the industry and we are very pleased to be working with EPSRC and the KTN on the LCV2014 University Showcase.”

Atti Emecz, EPSRC’s Director for Strategy and Business Relationships says, “Many of EPSRC’s research investments have direct relevance to the needs and goals of the UK’s automotive sector. Likewise, these link closely to the government’s Industrial Strategy. Many of our industrial partners are involved in the £109 million we have currently committed to research projects and training in the area.  Improving the design and efficiency of current vehicles and exploring new low-carbon fuels, materials and vehicle systems are all important features of our portfolio.”