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Innovation Funding Helps Drive Electric Vehicle Project Forward

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The University of Lincoln’s School of Engineering joined forces with MIBRID, a Lincolnshire-based automotive company, to assist with the development and design of a three-wheeled electric vehicle.

Designed as a low-cost alternative to the traditional automotive, it features a lower centre of gravity than previous incarnations of the classic three-wheeled car. The company wanted to find a solution to enable better handling of the vehicle, and as part of the Innovation Programme for Greater Lincolnshire, were awarded an Innovation Voucher project.

The Innovation Programme is delivered by the University of Lincoln and funded by the European Regional Development Programme (ERDF) and is designed to enable micro, small and medium businesses to do things differently through grant funding, business support and collaboration with the academic capacity of the university.

As an element of this funding, the Innovation Vouchers provide a business with fully funded access to an academic to deliver a small collaborative research project.

Watch the short case study video below, featuring the School of Engineering’s Dr Rebecca Margetts and Andrew Imms, Managing Director of MIBRID.

 

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