The forefront of propulsion R&I

Who we work with

Our network of collaborators ranges from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) through Tier 1 Suppliers to SMEs and over 134 research projects to date, as well as being aligned with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). 

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Supporting the rapid transition to low carbon mobility

Rooted in more than 40 years of propulsion systems research at the University of Bath, we operate at the forefront of engineering innovation, with long-standing relationships with key automotive stakeholders, strong industry links and close ties to policymakers and legislators.

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Cross-disciplinary and bespoke R&I

Our work covers the breadth of automotive propulsion technology, with world-renowned, specialist teams providing cross-disciplinary and integrated R&I, bespoke to the needs of our partners. Our new IAAPS facility is a world-class, state-of-the art innovation hub with cutting edge test and development equipment and capabilities that are deployed to meet the most demanding system characterisation and design validation needs of our customers, covering the full range of propulsion technologies .

“This is the most interesting and exciting time to be involved in propulsion research. For the last 80 to 100 years, the technologies going forward have been based around ICE, and effectively, incremental improvements in either efficiency or emissions have been made. Now the technologies and markets are wide open, and we are seeing the biggest paradigm shifts in generations, with the potential to transform all modes of transport and future-proof mobility.”

Professor Rob Oliver — Engineering Director, IAAPS

“Automotive propulsion technology is going through a period of revolutionary change. There is a need within the industry for the expertise of IAAPS and their new R&I facility. At McLaren, we see great potential for a continued collaboration with the team at IAAPS and see their expertise and the expansion of their facilities as a huge benefit to the wider UK automotive industry”

Mark Mathieson — Director of Innovation, McLaren Applied Technologies

Looking to collaborate on a project?

We are a collaborator of choice for sustainable partnerships underpinned by first-class infrastructure and one of the world's most highly respected and experienced propulsion research and engineering teams. 
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