Investment and innovation
Coventry and Warwickshire is home to the following organisations:
The National Low Carbon Centre, Stoneleigh
A game-changing centre for low-carbon innovation. With its own research and development facility, Stoneleigh offers business incubation, a living lab and showcases the latest low-carbon and sustainable technologies.
The National Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC)
Based at the University of Warwick, APC represents a £1bn, 10-year investment from government and the private sector into developing the low-carbon powertrain technologies of the future.
The National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC)
A £150m centre created in partnership with the UK Government, WMG, JLR and TATA Motors. NAIC brings together academics, engineers and students to develop new world green technologies and advanced energy storage solutions for the automotive industry.
Warwickshire Manufacturing Group (WMG)
Based at the University of Warwick, WMG collaborates with businesses to simplify the transfer of university research to industry.
Quinton Rail Technology Centre (QRTC)
Testing and development facilities for light and very light rail.
MIRA Technology Park
Testing and development facilities for automotive powertrain technologies.
Other noteworthy investments
Recent low-carbon investments have included:
- Geely London Taxi’s £300m investment into a new manufacturing and engineering centre for a range of zero-emissions vehicles at Ansty.
- JLR’s investments of up to £1bn into its engineering and design centres at Whitley and Gaydon.
- Detroit Electric’s new assembly facility in Leamington Spa for its zero-emissions sports car.