Leading British EV (electric vehicle) charging and smart energy technology business, Indra, has announced it has become an Enterprise Partner with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The move forms part of the company’s ongoing commitment to support employees by offering Indra engineers and technicians access to the IET’s accreditation, continuous professional development (CPD) resources and network of community of professionals.
Founded in 2013, Indra is on a rapid growth trajectory and currently has over 100 employees, including 40 engineers. Twenty Indra engineers have already signed up to the programme, which was officially launched at an event held at Indra’s HQ in the West Midlands on Monday 23rd January 2023.
John Fox, VP Engineering, commented:
“As pioneers in the field of electric vehicle charging and smart energy technology, our engineers are focused on enabling a sustainable energy ecosystem. This partnership is one of the ways in which we are supporting and empowering our team to deliver tomorrow’s technology today.”
The IET is the professional body for engineers and technicians and its Enterprise Partnership Scheme is designed to support entrepreneurial and innovative SMEs who are committed to professional development. As part of the membership, Indra will fund employee membership fees, giving them access to the IET’s community of over 155,000 engineering and technology professionals worldwide, as well as a range of professional skills courses such as contract law, technical writing and tendering and bidding.
Kara Pickard, Partnership Account Manager at The IET commented:
“We are extremely pleased that Indra Renewable Technologies have joined our Enterprise Partnership Community, they join a network of over 200 organisations that are committed to staff development and making a difference in engineering and technology. We very much look forward to working closely with them to support their staff’s professional development and showcasing Indra to a wider Partnership Community of over 500 organisations.”
A global leader in both smart home EV home charging and bidirectional charging technology, Indra is helping to set industry standards in the exciting and emerging field of bidirectional charging through a series of innovation projects and trials. This includes two Innovate-UK projects funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), as part of the circa £65m Flexibility Innovation Programme, funded from the £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.
Photo left to right: Kara Pickard, Partnership Account Manager, IET and Dr Esther Hills, Engineering Director, Indra