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Advancing Propulsion

A world-leading centre of excellence

Accelerating the pace of innovation in future clean mobility

Moving the world towards zero emissions

A world-leading centre of excellence, supporting the transport industry in the transition to clean, efficient and affordable zero carbon propulsion technologies.

Established to foster engineering innovation through the collaboration of industry, enterprise and academia, IAAPS is a wholly owned, commercial subsidiary of the University of Bath.

We combine cross-sector academic rigour with commercial focus to support industry in the transition to clean, efficient and affordable zero carbon propulsion technologies for integration into commercial applications. Our expertise is based on over 40 years of propulsion systems research at the University of Bath and enables a broader experimental approach than conventional and commercial test facilities.

Enhancing systems efficiency

  

Specialists in all propulsion types

  

Improved experimental tools and processes

  

Advancing simulation tools and techniques

  

Collaborating and innovating through small business engagement

Enhancing systems efficiency

Specialists in all propulsion types

Improved experimental tools and processes

Advancing simulation tools and techniques

Collaborating and innovating through small business engagement

Industry sectors

We cover the whole spectrum of mobility and transport, leveraging our unique position between industry and academia and working on a diversity of projects to meet the challenges of tomorrow today.

Our world class facilities

IAAPS has world-class, fully integrated research facilities with the flexibility to cater for most propulsion types from advanced engines supplied by a range of fuels through to hybrid and electric powertrain systems. Our brand new, 11 300 sqm R&I centre based at the Bristol & Bath Science Park in the South West of England can handle complete vehicles, individual systems or single components through bespoke cell configuration, utilising the latest measurement equipment designed to offer our partners timely, consistent, accurate and repeatable data, analysis and results.

Our funders

The IAAPS facility has been funded by the University of Bath, the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership through the Local Growth Fund, administered by the West of England Combined Authority.