Electech is the enabler of all things digital. It is the hardware and embedded software that allows products and processes to communicate, have power, have intelligence and situational awareness, be controlled, be automated and operate safely and even autonomously.

Innovate UK has recently published a report on this under recognised sector. It reviews the technology of electech and then lays out a roadmap for the sector including: trends and drivers, application areas, system level capabilities, technologies and enablers.

It also examines the industrial sectors that most rely on and benefit from electech: aerospace, automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer and retail.

The report concludes with a series of recommendations for industry and government, outlining the ways in which electech can enable UK industry to deliver innovation and increase productivity and competitiveness.

The vision is for an electech industry widely recognised for its impact and investments in innovation and supply chains and for its ability to solve the big 21st-century challenges in health, energy supply, productivity, security, mobility and sustainability

Download the full report here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/830845/Electech_Roadmap_report_FINAL.pdf