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IDEAS Programme – Call for Projects

IDE is seeking Expressions of Interest for projects developing digital methods and tools for the Automotive Industry.


The IDEAS programme (Innovation in Digital Engineering – Automotive Sector) offers businesses unique access to the latest technologies and highly skilled staff in the field of Data, AI, and Modelling and Simulation.

Working closely with research and innovation experts from the STFC Hartree Centre, IBM and IDE, companies will develop projects that address innovation challenges and accelerate productivity in the automotive sector. 

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Expert staff-time and computational resources

IDEAS is offering 72 months of staff-time and computational resources for up to 8 projects.

We are seeking project proposals that will combine new and existing digital technologies – improving speed, accuracy and efficiency of development processes and solutions within engineering, manufacturing, servitisation and end-of-life.


Project partners

Time and resources will be delivered by project partners STFC Hartree Centre, IBM and IDE.

Expertise and resources will be available in the following areas:

• Data

• Modelling and simulation

• Augmented Intelligence

• Optimisation

• Visualisation and Immersive

• Interoperability

• Digital Twin

Key dates

Q&A Webinar – 3 Feb 2022 (Register for Q&A)

Submissions open – 1 Feb 2022 – 28 Feb 2022

Projects anticipated to commence – by  1 June 2022​

Contact details


Samuele De Guido

Planning Manager of IDE

Rick Anderson
HNCDI Explore workstream lead of STFC

Kirk Jordan
HNCDI Explore workstream lead of IBM

Download the Expressions of Interest Guide

For further details and guidance on how to develop your ideas into a project proposal please download the Guidance Notes from the STFC Hartree Centre website.

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