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Our new £70m R&I hub builds on a 40 year track record, expanding our ability to support the automotive industry to develop ultra-low and zero emission vehicles.

Our propulsion systems expertise

IAAPS builds on a strong track record of delivering propulsion system research with impact at Bath. For the last 40 years, our approach has been to align research conducted by some of the world's best engineers with specific industrial challenges.

IAAPS - Our services

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There are many ways you can collaborate with the team at IAAPS, from collaborative R&D, to research partnerships and engaging with our students.

IAAPS - Our Facilities

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We offer automotive powertrain facilities that are able to deliver precise experimentation and simulation for academic research and industry collaboration

IAAPS - Our People

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Find out about the teams and experts working in the Institution for Advanced Automotive Propulsion systems, including members and their roles.

Our research

Building on the excellent track record of our propulsion system research, we focus on addressing key issues faced by the automotive sector. We will continue to align our research and innovation with industry to support them on the Road to Zero.

Latest news and events

IAAPS has moved into an exciting stage of development as the vision and ideas behind the new facility start to take shape.

IAAPS In The News

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Keep up to date with our news and views as our automotive expertise, collaborations and facilities continue to develop.

Our funders

With investment from the University of Bath and our external funders, we will stimulate over £67 million in additional research investment by 2025, creating an extra turnover of £800 million for the UK automotive sector and support nearly 1900 new jobs.

Research England

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Research England has committed capital investment of £28.9 million to enable construction of the £70m IAAPS facility to start in 2019.

About us

We are opening our new institute, based at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, in 2021. Unique to the UK, it offers access to advanced equipment and demonstration space to support partnerships in breakthrough technologies.

We combine academic and industry expertise to deliver transformational research. We will help deliver the cars of the future, secure jobs and investment, and make sure the UK remains globally competitive in automotive propulsion.

Get in touch

Contact us to discuss collaboration opportunities and for any media enquiries.