Cenex, BIS, TSB and Carbon Trust announce Technology Showcasing opportunity for SME and micro-enterprises at LCV2013 event
22 May 2013
Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon vehicle technologies – the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board and the Carbon Trust, today announced the formal opening of a Technology Showcasing opportunity for UK SME and micro-enterprises developing low carbon vehicle technology. 15 companies will be selected to showcase their innovations for one day at this year’s LCV2013 event, taking place in Millbrook on 4th – 5th September 2013.
The closing date for all applications is 19:00 on 21st June. All applicants will be informed whether they have been successful or not in securing a showcase space on 1st July.
The aim of the technology showcase is to raise awareness of grass roots innovation and potentially game changing technologies being pioneered by UK-based SME and micro-enterprises. It will enable participating companies to promote themselves to industry leaders from vehicle manufacturers through to Tier 1 suppliers and Universities. Irrespective of the outcomes of the competition, the Technology Strategy Board – the UK’s innovation agency - will help to promote the applicants by hosting the applicants’ Powerpoint summaries on its LCV13_connect website.
The opportunity is ideally suited for companies who have not exhibited at an LCV event before. The 15 companies selected to participate at this year’s event will receive full exhibitor benefits. Applicants should complete an application form and a company Powerpoint presentation. These will be assessed on: Technology proposition, Level of innovation, exploitation and endorsement, How they will use the showcasing opportunity and the Value of exhibiting at LCV2013, by 21st June 2013. Successful applicants will be announced on the 1st July.
Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex says, “LCV2013 provides excellent showcasing and networking opportunities for SME’s and micro-enterprises; as we are expecting over 2,000 visitors including industry experts and government officials. We fully support this Technology Showcasing opportunity as innovation in low carbon vehicle technology is essential for the future of LCV’s.”
Applicants are encouraged to express interest and download instructions to applications and an application form from:
To keep up to speed with Cenex’s sixth Low Carbon Vehicle event, LCV2013, visit www.cenex-lcv.co.uk, or follow @LCV_event on Twitter.