Best of British automotive innovation on show in Japan

A UK delegation of 20 automotive technology businesses are currently in Japan

The best of British automotive innovation is currently being showcased at the largest automotive technology conference in Asia.

A UK delegation of 20 businesses are promoting British innovation at the Japanese Society of Automotive Engineers 2016 Annual Congress in Pacifico, Yokohama, which concludes today (May 27).

The businesses attending the congress include McLaren Applied Technologies, Intelligent Energy, Sevcon, Johnson Matthey Battery Systems, Continental Engineering Services, Romax, HORIBA-MIRA, Cosworth, Magnomatics, Configit, Newcastle University, SR Technology Innovations, Hyperdrive Innovation, Avid Technology Group, Caldan Conveyor, and Saietta.

UK funding agencies attending the event include the Advanced Propulsion Centre, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Niche Vehicle Network, North East Automotive Alliance, Make It Sunderland and Innovate UK.

Simon Edmonds, manufacturing and materials director at Innovate UK, said: “The UK is leading the way in low carbon technology innovation and these 20 companies are testament to this success and the excellent R&D support available in the UK.

The overall aim for the delegation is to attract inward investment to the UK and to form collaborative partnerships with Japanese research and development experts.