Students with electric dreams at the heart of Motorsport Valley

By mbrown

Motorsport Valley is a term often used to describe a geographic region in the UK which some consider to be the global centre for motorsport.  To help support this claim an astonishing 75% of the world’s Formula 1 teams are based within a 50 mile radius of the famous Silverstone circuit.  There are also over 3,500 companies associated with motorsport based in Motorsport Valley, employing around 40,000 people, which represents around 80% of the world’s high-performance engineers.

There’s now a new team in the Valley; CopseGP Racing (@CopseGPRacing).

Named after Copse Corner on the Silverstone circuit (home of the British Grand Prix) this small motorsport team is made up of students attending the Silverstone UTC ; a school for students aged 14 to 19 years of age located just a few metres from the Silverstone track.

Siemens PLM, in partnership with channel partner Majenta PLM, has developed a successful and longterm partnership with Silverstone UTC and supports the project-based-learning philosophy of the school.  One of the main projects within the Silverstone UTC is the Greenpower Electric Car Challenge with CopseGP Racing setting a high standard.


To learn how Solid Edge and the Greenpower Challenge is helping develop the next generation of high-perfomance engineers click here.

To get understand why the Greenpower Challenge is a key part of the Solid Edge academic programme click here to see a short video taken at the 2015 International Greenpower Finals.

The Greenpower Challenge is now up and running in the USA, Poland, and South Africa, with other countries currently working to set up this amazing project.  Please visit the Siemens PLM Greenpower webpage to see the growing range of resources available to support this great STEM project.


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