The University of Brighton has been chosen to forge partnerships between industry and researchers to keep the UK at the forefront in the development of low carbon engines.
It has been selected as the ‘spoke’ for internal combustion engine thermal efficiency by the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC), formed in 2013 from a commitment between the government and automotive industry to bring together those with good ideas and those who can bring them to market.
The APC’s aim is to position the UK, through the Automotive Council, as a global centre of excellence for low carbon powertrain development and production.
The University of Brighton was selected following an assessment process undertaken by independent industry experts.
Chief Executive of the APC, Ian Constance, said: “The APC has already invested in programmes worth more than £174 million which will secure or create at least 4,500 UK jobs across business and academia from the first three rounds of competition funding. The APC Spoke network connects the communities of expertise with the opportunities available over the next decade for the development and production of low carbon propulsion technology.”