Recently, Aeristech successfully secured a £217,279 Technology Strategy Board Smart funding award. The UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board awarded funding to bring our innovative 48V electric supercharger (eSupercharger) to prototype Technology Readiness Level 6/7. The 15 month project will develop product-relevant designs enabling our 48V eSupercharger to function in realistic environments such as a car engine bay, involving temperature and other environmental factors.
Smart funding is awarded to companies “…carrying out R&D which offers potentially significant rewards and that could stimulate UK economic growth.” This latest award follows successful completion of our Smart funded “Proof of Concept” project for the design and development of a 48V electric supercharger (eSupercharger) for 2.0L or less ICE engine applications.
Julien Servant, Aeristech Commercial Director, said: “This is great news for Aeristech and its local suppliers, as this Technology Strategy Board funding award is in line with Aeristech’s business plan and the continued development of Aeristech’s novel technology. This project will enable Aeristech to demonstrate its 48V eSupercharger in real-world Customer applications.” It is expected the project will accelerate Aeristech’s growth and support development of strategic partnerships with its automotive partners and customers, leading to rapid commercialisation and mass manufacture. Julien elaborated, stating, “There is a growing consensus and acknowledgement that electrified boosting represents the future for forced induction, with electric superchargers including Aeristech’s 48V eSupercharger, as a first stage of electrification. Ultimately, Aeristech’s patented Full Electric Turbocharger Technology (FETT) will enable further engine downsizing, further reductions in emissions and fuel consumption, whilst improving driveability of heavily downsized engines.”