The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) returns to the renewed IAA Mobility show in Munich, showcasing cutting-edge automotive tech businesses.
UK stand in Hall A2, A09
Munich, 3 September 2021 – In the year of the UK’s presidency of COP26, and with over £2 billion invested by the UK Government, the UK is the ideal place to capitalise on major global automotive trends of decarbonising transport, lightweighting and connected and automated vehicles.
Chris Barton, the UK’s new Trade Commissioner for Europe – and who previously led for the UK on the goods elements of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement negotiations last year - will open the UK pavilion, supporting the exhibiting companies and meeting with representatives from the German automotive industry.
“Europe accounts for half of the UK’s exports and is our largest source of inward investment. Ratification of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, alongside new FTAs with other European countries, provides a strong basis for further opportunities for businesses in the UK.
I am here to build on these firm foundations, to champion trade and investment between the UK and other European countries in the innovative sectors at which the UK excels, such as auto and clean growth. What better place to get started on this ambitious agenda than at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich?”, so Chris Barton.
With their innovative, digital-driven solutions in the area of AI, cybersecurity and CAM, the UK stand’s exhibitors ANGOKA, dRISK, EnSilica, Hypermile, TotalSim and what3words represent the unique strengths of the UK as global software and technology powerhouse.
At this year’s IAA the UK will:
· highlight the latest developments and innovative technologies that will contribute to the decarbonisation of the automotive industry
· promote investment opportunities in the UK, including the rapidly-growing electric vehicle supply chain
· showcase some of the most forward-thinking UK companies that are using cutting-edge tech to pave the way to clean mobility solutions
· advocate for climate commitments under the UK’s COP26 presidency and global climate leadership
Graham Stuart, UK International Trade Minister:
“The UK Government is committed to building on the existing strengths of the British auto sector and is working closely with industry to ensure the right support is in place. That is why we are investing £200 million in world-class testing and development infrastructure for connected and automated driving technology.
We are investing £318 million in the Faraday Battery Challenge Fund, to help put the UK at the global forefront of the design, development, manufacturing and recycling of electric batteries. And that is why the Prime Minister has created a £500 million Automotive Transformation Fund, to support R&D and capital investments that will build an internationally competitive electric vehicle supply chain.”
UK’s ambitious goals for climate action and COP26
Later this year the UK will host COP26, the most significant COP since the 2015 Paris Agreement. The UK Government wants to use IAA Mobility as another platform to promote their ambitious goals for climate action in the run-up to COP26, encouraging all businesses to take immediate climate action, for example by joining the Race to Zero and the Climate Group's EV100 campaign.
The UK Trade Commissioner for Europe Chris Barton highlights: “The UK is committed to working with governments, businesses and civil society across the globe to inspire climate action ahead of COP26”.
Find out more about the UK automotive sector and the UK co-exhibitors here, visit the UK IAA profile here
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