IDE is funded and supported by key stakeholders from the automotive, academic and government sectors.
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) was founded in 2013 as a joint venture between UK Government and the automotive industry, to enable the research and development of low carbon propulsion technologies. The APC facilitates funding, provides expertise and enables collaboration to create the technologies for a cleaner automotive future.
The Automotive Council was founded in 2009 to transform the business environment for the automotive industry in the UK and strengthen co-operation between government and the automotive sector.
The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is the UK's Government department for economic growth. BEIS invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business.
As the Digital Engineering spoke of the APC, Loughborough University connects specialist knowledge and first-class research facilities to deliver teaching and collaborative projects with industry aligned to their technical and commercial needs. IDE is based in Loughborough University's School of Automotive, Aeronautical, Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME), and hosted at the Here East development on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.