Advancing Digitalisation – Expression of Interest

IDE is inviting Expressions of Interest proposals for fast start projects to support the UK Advancing Digitalisation Mission.

The exponential rise of product complexity and increasing customer, environmental and legislative demands requires the adoption of new and advanced digital technologies and best-in class engineering capabilities to deliver automotive products to market better, faster and cheaper.


We are seeking ideas and proposals for innovative and collaborative Proof of Concept projects that help to demonstrate the clear value and benefit of digitalisation to the automotive industry, provide a legacy for future exploitation and address key challenges in the following areas:

Areas of focus

  • New Digital Engineering Capabilities

  • Revolutionised Product and Service Creation Processes

  • Progressive Assurance, Regulation and Standards

  • Co-creative Infrastructure and Environments

  • Transformed Enterprise Cultures and Workforces

Expression of Interest Q&A Clinic

Friday 24th July  |  10am-12pm

IDE will also be holding a 'drop-in' clinic to enable interested parties to ask questions and understand more about this exciting initiative in an open and informal environment.

The clinic will take place on Zoom and is open to preregistered participants.

Watch the briefing video

The narrated video below explains more about the initiative

Download the Expressions of Interest Guide and Submission Form

For further details and guidance on how to develop your ideas into a project proposal please review the Guidance Notes. Proposals should then be submitted by completing the Submission Form.

Key dates

• 'Drop-in' Q&A Clinic  |  Fri 24th July 2020

• Expression of Interest Open  |  Tues 28th July 2020

• Expression of Interest Closed  |  Tues 25th Aug 2020

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