Cenex - the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies – will welcome 10 universities to Cenex-LCV2014.
The universities will be able to demonstrate their latest research at this year’s event, taking place on September 10 and 11 at Millbrook Proving Ground.
Those taking part, include: Loughborough University; the University of Warwick; De Montfort University; the University of Sheffield; the University of Sussex; Cranfield University; Oxford Brookes University; Imperial College London; Oxford University; and the University of Bath.
As part of an initiative to display leading research from UK higher education institutes, who represent a key audience for the annual Low Carbon Vehicle Event, the ‘University Showcase’ aims to allow the universities to exhibit and benefit from networking with the decision makers in the UK’s Low Carbon Industry.
In addition, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be showcasing research they sponsor in lightweight composite materials for automotive applications, electric vehicles and power electronics, internal combustion engines, and vehicle energy storage and management.
EPSRC will host a stand of interactive displays in the centre of the University Showcase in partnership with leading academic colleagues from a number of UK universities.
The event will also include the Future Vehicle project (funded by EPSRC), which aims to gain a better understanding of the science behind some of the components of vehicles of the future, demonstrating the collaborative work between Loughborough University, Imperial College London, the University of Sheffield, Cranfield University and also Oxford University.
Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex, said: “The research that the ten universities will present at LCV2014, validates the academic excellence the UK has to offer the motor industry.
“We are pleased to support this new initiative and we are excited to be working with the transport community at the Knowledge Transfer Network and EPSRC to make it happen.
“The University Showcase will include a range of technologies; from a web based vehicle-to-grid interactive demonstrator to intelligent mobility vehicle applications. We look forward to welcoming the Universities to LCV2014 and encourage delegates to visit the stands in hall 2.”