First feasibility call
We received 11 proposals in total across a broad spectrum of topics, following an extensive review and ranking process the following proposals were chosen:
PI: Hamid Assadi, Brunel University London
Manufacturing of lightweight structural components for high performance electrical machines by electromagnetic pulse technology (EMPT)
PI: Claire Davis, University of Warwick
HiPPES – High performing and processible electrical steels
PI: Markus Muller, University of Edinburgh
Industrial manufacture of marinised coils - IMMCoil
PI: Nick Simpson, University of Bristol
Additive manufacturing for next generation functional integration of windings and thermal management in future electrical machines
The EPSRC Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing (FEMM) Hub is offering three awards up to the value of £50,000 each (80% fEC) to support feasibility studies at TRLs 1-3. The feasibility call is open to all UK academics eligible to receive EPSRC funding and whose institutions are not currently involved with the FEMM Hub. For a list of our current partners, visit our Hub Partners page.
Proposals are envisaged to have a duration of 6-12 months and maximum value of £62,500 at full Economic Cost (fEC), with funding to be awarded at 80% of fEC. Our first call is the primary mechanism for new academic collaborators to engage with the FEMM Hub and if successful could potentially provide a springboard to larger follow on funding.
How to apply
Please do not apply via JeS. Please send the following documents to FEMMHub@sheffield.ac.uk by 5pm on 30 September:
Letter of support from submitting universities: This letter should be provided on headed paper, dated and signed by your head of school (or higher).
For more information, download the feasibility call document: FEMM Hub Feasibility Call Document (PDF, 1.1MB)
We held a webinar in September - download the slides: FEMM Hub Webinar Presentation (PDF, 1.1MB)
You can also view the webinar below.