APETT project will give Danish universities and industry a unique chance to be on the front in terms of research and innovation in advancing power electronic technology and developing design and testing tools for a growing market - as 40 % of the electrical energy today is processed by power electronics – in 2040, this is expected to raise to 60 %.
The value of APETT will be seen in increased turnovers, new jobs and sustainable solutions maintaining and expanding existing businesses. Easy retrofit of drives to uncontrolled motors using existing unshielded cables is facilitated by improved harmonics performance. Upgrades to installed base of converters is facilitated, when increased performance and compliance to new regulations is offered in less space and with less loss.
We significantly improve our competitive edge towards new businesses, when our technologies offer reduced size, weight and cost while performance is increased. Reduction of time to market by 30% is expected by development of new workflows based on 3D tools and simulation driven development. This enables a virtual product realization process, where complex products and their production systems are developed and verified together with limited numbers of prototypes or testing. The DfR2 tools will give the companies a competitive advantage in terms of lower development as well as warranty costs and expenses for the operation and maintenance cost.
The project will lead to new business creation worth DKK 2bn and sustain existing business worth DKK 15bn for the four commercial partners headed by Danfoss and Grundfos, who will invest at least DKK 200m in new product development during and after the project. Anticipated societal impact of the initiatives linked to APETT is 1,000 new jobs.