PNDC is part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded DER-IC – Scotland which is established through academic partnership.

The high power integrated electrical propulsion and powertrain accelerator supports development, manufacture and test of Megawatt (MW) scale Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) for high power applications in Transport (Marine, Aerospace, Off Highway, Rail and Truck/Bus) and Energy through expansion of the existing multi-MW power hardware in the loop testing capability at PNDC.

Through investment and cross-sector collaboration, the Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres will coordinate with businesses across various industries and transport systems to augment their use of electric-powered vehicles and machines.


This funding boost for PNDC is a major development for the transport sector and will provide critical advancements in working towards the UK’s net zero ambitions. We have a long-standing and internationally recognised reputation for excellent research in electrical power systems, power electronics, machines and manufacturing technologies and I am delighted Strathclyde is playing such a central research and innovation role in this exciting project.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald