Edwards, Ricardo’s global director of technology, has been appointed to chair
EARPA, the influential association of automotive R&D organisations across
Europe Founded in 2002, EARPA – the European Automotive Research Partners
Association – brings together over 40 of the most prominent R&D providers
in the European automotive sector. It is independent of any external body and
funded only by its members, which range from large and small commercial
organisations to national institutes and universities, according to a Ricardo
a platform for automotive researchers, EARPA aims to actively contribute to the
European Research Area and to future EU Framework research programmes,
promoting close co-operation with the automotive industry, automotive
suppliers, the oil industry, European Institutions and EU Member States.
Ricardo – one of the founding members of EARPA
– is very active in the European research area. Neville Jackson, chief
technology and innovation officer at Ricardo, said, “We would like to warmly
congratulate Simon on his appointment as chair of EARPA. It is a tribute to the
breadth and depth of his own experience in automotive R&D, and also
constitutes recognition of Ricardo’s strong commitment to commercially focused
research and development – in Europe and beyond”.
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