The National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), also sometimes referred to as the National Automotive Innovation Campus, is a proposed building at the University of Warwick. It is a joint venture between the University's Warwick Manufacturing Group, Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors.
The NAIC will be a focus for automotive research, combining expertise from industry, university academics and supply chain companies. It is intended to support advances in technology to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and vehicle emissions. The GB£100 million project is funded by a range of partners, including; £50 million of the project funding is being provided by the University of Warwick's development partners, Jaguar Land Rover, with additional funding from the Warwick Manufacturing Group and Tata Motors European Technical Centre. The remaining £15 million is coming from the government's Higher Education Funding Council for England.
The four-storey building, designed by Cullinan Studio, will have a total floorspace of 33,964 square metres. It is estimated that around 1,060 people will be employed at the site. Facilities in the building are expected to include research and development facilities, an engineering hall, a virtual reality lab, design workshops, teaching facilities, offices, meeting rooms, library, outdoor car viewing garden, a publicly accessible showroom and café.
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