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Are you interested in being part of a Low Carbon Vehicle Programme consortium?

The General Engineering Research Institute (GERI) is looking for potential partners for a consortium for a project that will develop technology for replacing the wiring loom on a composite car. The project aim is to develop a “laser direct-write processing head capable of writing the low voltage wiring loom of a vehicle directly onto a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) chassis”

The latest Technology Strategy Board competition looking for innovation in the development of low carbon vehicle technology is now open. This is the seventh call under the innovation platform’s delivery programme (IDP). The programme aims to integrate the low carbon vehicle innovation chain, from the science base, through collaborative R&D to fleet-level demonstration. The Technology Strategy and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles have invested £25m in collaborative R&D and demonstration projects that will accelerate the commercialisation of low carbon vehicles.

The General Engineering Research Institute (GERI) is looking for potential partners for a consortium for a project that will develop technology for replacing the wiring loom on a composite car. The project aim is to develop a “laser direct-write processing head capable of writing the low voltage wiring loom of a vehicle directly onto a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) chassis”. The project if successful would run for three years with an overall cost of £1m. This being a research project the company will receive a grant from the TSB of between 35 – 50% of the cost incurred by the company.

The General Engineering Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University is an international centre of excellence with 60% of its work rated as “World Leading” or “Internationally Excellent” in the UK’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. GERI carries out research in a number of areas, working in close collaboration with industry and other national and international research centres.

If you are interested in joining the consortium please email Dr Paul French p.french@ljmu.ac.uk ) at GERI for further information. 

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