Bringing the value of next-generation
Digital Engineering into automotive

detc helps solve complex automotive industry challenges by harnessing the
capabilities, and presenting new opportunities for the UK digital sector.
Collaborative R&D Opportunities Now Open

The DETC The invites applications for it’s LITE funding process, where innovative and game changing projects are being sought, supporting the Automotive and Digital sectors.

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Halving the time, Doubling the value.

The Digital Engineering and Test Centre (detc) is a unique joint industry-academic centre of excellence within the Loughborough University London Campus. We develop and use virtual engineering tools and techniques to accelerate the development, test and manufacture of automotive propulsion systems. As an Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) spoke, DETC also brings specific functional, technological and regional DETC brings specific capabilities to the APC network helping to deliver the reality of a Propulsion Nation.

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) for Continual Professional Development (CPD)

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Career change: Why I chose DETC…

Digital Technologies

Collaborative Projects

DETC Affiliates Programme

DETC operates an affiliate model in which organisations join the DETC in join to engage with digital engineering project and development activities, both to help build the centre’s capabilities and help create critical-mass activity to anchor these key businesses in the UK.

Engineering Services


DETC works to develop bespoke solutions to meet specific objectives at a very competitive cost. We bring experienced engineers to business.


Research Programmes


Our research programmes cover a broad range of digital engineering and test manufacturing and product design subjects.


Funding Programme


BIS has awarded DETC a grant of £6.75M to pump-prime the work of DETC with early collaborative projects. We are open to all and project funding is available to affiliates.

Meet DETC Affiliates

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