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Public to have their say on making the switch to electric vehicles

Making the switch to electric vehicles will not only tackle poor air quality but also boost the West Midlands economy which is fast establishing itself as a world leader in advanced automotive research and manufacture. Read More

£100 million new funding for WMG’s work in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the RT Hon Philip Hammond MP has announced today (Friday 10th August 2018) that WMG, at the University of Warwick, has been awarded £100m in Government funding for WMG’s work in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Read More

The Capri service: What should it look like?

The ESP Group’s role within the Capri project is to make sure that we are not just pushing forward the technology behind autonomous vehicles (AVs), but also developing a full service that is both desirable for real people to use and viable to deliver by whoever invests in their deployment. Read More

Autonomous vehicles are coming. Now comes the hard part.

Would you rather surf a giant wave or get crushed by it? That’s the choice state and national governments face as they stare down the coming influx of autonomous vehicles. Read More

Stanford engineers create new AI camera for faster, more efficient image classification

The image recognition technology that underlies today’s autonomous cars and aerial drones depends on artificial intelligence: the computers essentially teach themselves to recognize objects like a dog, a pedestrian crossing the street or a stopped car.  Read More

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Funding Calls

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 4: Opened: 25 June 2018 Closes: 19 September 2018 – We are looking for ambitious proposals where the commercial benefit is strong and there is a clear route to a commercial operation after the project. As such, the projects should be large enough to test and demonstrate the underlying business and operating model. Read More

Meridian 2: Connected vehicles data exchange: Opened: 4 June 2018 Closes: 5 September 2018 – The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) in partnership with Meridian Mobility and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £5 million in a single project. This is to develop one or more platforms for the exchange of connected vehicle data. Read More

Meridian 3: Autonomous highway, rural and parking test facilities: Opened: 4 June 2018 Closes: 5 September 2018 – The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) will invest up to £25 million in partnership with Meridian Mobility and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. This is to develop CAV testing infrastructure for autonomous parking and autonomous driving on rural roads and highways. Read More

Electric vehicle charging for public spaces: feasibility studies: Opened: 9 July 2018 Closes: 29 August 2018 – The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million across a 2-phase competition. This is for innovation projects to develop business cases and deploy new approaches to electric vehicle (EV) charging. Read More

Women in Innovation Awards 2018: UK business women can apply for one of eight Women in Innovation Awards: £50,000 funding each and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support. Read More

British Business Bank launches online information hub to support small businesses: The British Business Bank has launched its new targeted digital information hub and is live and accessible for SMEs seeking finance to grow their businesses. Read More

New funding to support small business innovation: Innovate UK has launched a new £10 million innovation loan competition for small and medium-sized businesses. Smaller firms can apply for loans of between £100,000 and £1 million for late-stage R&D projects that develop innovative new products and services. Projects must last up to five years and focus on commercialisation and business growth, as well as deliver a significant economic impact and return on investment. Read More

Wireless electric vehicle charging for commercial users: Opened: 9 July 2018 Closes: 29 August 2018 – The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million across a 2-phase competition. Read More

H2020 Call: Types of action: SME-1 SME instrument phase 1 Deadline: 05 September 2018 17:00:00. For more information Read More.

H2020 Call: Types of action: SME-2 SME instrument phase 2 Deadline: 10 September 2018 17:00:00. For more information click Read More.

More funding calls can be found here.

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Join ICAV at ITS World Congress!

We are really proud to announce that we are exhibiting at the ITS UK World Congress in Copenhagen. With 10,000 attendees and 400+ organisations exhibiting from all over the world, ITS World Congress 2018 is one of the biggest CAV Congresses held every three years! The Congresses provides the ideal opportunity for all stakeholders to come together, discuss and make the necessary contacts to move initiatives forward and to develop their business by exhibiting and demonstrating state of the art ITS solutions. Find out more information here.

Upcoming Events

AI and Machine Learning in your Workplace: 22 August 2018 – Today’s technology moves fast, faster than we can all imagine. AI and Machine Learning are the new kids on the block, but how can you transition these technologies into your business and how do you ensure its controlled and managed. Read More

New Mobility Services as part of the Transport Cafe Series: 5 September 2018- Our SME Support and Networking event explores exciting developments in the Intelligent Mobility and Transport Innovation sector, and will also offer support and guidance. You will also have the chance to network with the TSC team and other businesses from within the industry. Read More

Digital Business Meet-Up: 6 September 2018 – If you are an innovator looking for support to help you grow your business, join us at our monthly informal information and networking event in London. The session is designed to support digital companies and learn more about the Innovate UK family  as well as other organisations that have opportunities and support for UK based businesses across all sectors. Read More

Low Carbon Vehicle – CENEX: 12 – 13 September 2018 – Cenex-LCV is the place to meet UK decision makers and industry experts; the perfect opportunity to showcase your business, your industry and your technology. Read More

Discovering Start-Ups Competition 2018: 17 September 2018 – Now in its 9th year, this event provides an unparalleled opportunity for potential investors, technology experts and digital enthusiasts to meet the upcoming generation of aspiring entrepreneurs and explore solutions that will replace today’s cutting edge products. Read More

ITS World Congress: 17 – 21 September 2018 – The Congresses provides the ideal opportunity for all stakeholders to come together, discuss and make the necessary contacts to move initiatives forward and to develop their business by exhibiting and demonstrating state of the art ITS solutions. Read More

Midlands Automotive Breakfast: 19 September 2018 – Your next car will contain the biggest changes in automotive since the creation of the petrol engine. Autonomous, connected electric cars are already radically changing Midlands manufacturing, business, life and work. Insider is putting together a special breakfast on this transport revolution, and how your business can benefit from the huge disruptions and opportunities being created. Read More

Jaguar Land Rover & WMG Catapult Energy Storage Technology Conference: 20 September 2018- The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult is the catalyst for the future growth and sucess of manufacturing in the UK. It helps accelerate new concepts to commercial reality and thereby creates a sustainable high value manufacturing future for this country. Read More

Cambridge Wireless Tec 2018 – The inevitable automation of Next Generation networks: 27 September – The CW Technology & Engineering Conference 2018 explores the role of artificial intelligence in delivering Next Generation Network performance. Is automation no longer a nice-to-have but essential for operating the network? Read More

AgriTech Investment Showcase 2018: 15 October – The ongoing need for private investment in Agri-Tech to further realise the sustained public investments and technical excellence within the UK has been recognised by the KTN, and with additional Innovate UK support  we have prioritised this need and have continued to support and build the Agri-Tech Investment community. Read More

Mobility-as-a-service: what are the opportunities and challenges?: 3 October 2018 – Who will be the winners and losers? What will be the most attractive options for investment and growth? How will we balance the benefits of freely-flowing mobility-related data with the need to protect individuals’ rights? And how will we answer the difficult questions around allocating responsibility when things go wrong? Read More

Highways UK NEC Birmingham: 7 – 8 November 2018 – Highways UK is for the people and organisations involved in the planning, designing, building, operating and future-proofing of the UK’s road network. Read More

ITS UK Summit 2018 – 26 – 27 November – The ITS (UK) Summit is returning to the industry calendar in 2018, with the date set for 26 and 27 November.The event will take place in Bristol and coincide with the annual President’s Dinner and ITS (UK) Awards ceremony which will take place on the Monday evening, 26 November. Read More

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Event / Community Manager – £25,000 – £35,000 – An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Events / Community Manager to join a online membership organisation in the intelligent Mobility and Connected Autonomous Vehicle (driverless) market, this new emerging market predicted to be valued to be over £51Bn by 2030 in the UK alone. Apply

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Digital Catapult: Commercial Product Lead – Your job is to act as business lead for Digital Catapult’s ‘Intelligent’ technology layer: support and further develop the partnerships, commercial relationships, project portfolio and funding base around Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.  Apply

U-BLOX UK: Embedded Software Engineer – Experienced engineer required for our team to be responsible for designing and developing real-time embedded software in C++ for u-blox’s next generation wireless LTE and IOT products. As a valued member of the team, you will hit the ground running, immediately contributing to product development.