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Cranfield University and Transport Systems Catapult partner for innovation

Cranfield University have become the third university to sign a Deep Academic Alliance with the TSC with the aim of supporting the government’s plans to make the UK a world leader in transport innovation. Read More

Study shows transport modelling solution cuts journey times by nearly 10%

A before-and-after study of traffic conditions in a city in Taiwan suggests that journey times on key corridors have been cut by 9.4%  Read More

Zero Emission Vehicle Summit: UK invests £606m in green vehicles

At the UK’s first ever Zero Emission Vehicle Summit, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a £106m investment in green vehicles, with a further £500m from industry. Read More

Simulators Provide Virtual Scenarios for Real-World Autonomous Driving

Self-driving cars virtually have made every mistake imaginable inside the office of Applied Intuition. One braked hard to miss a pup, another barely avoided a truck with a blown tire barreling down the freeway. Read More

France Mulls Autonomous Trains

As billions go into building driverless everything — from cars to buses and airplanes —  France is taking a cheaper shortcut to autonomous transport. To get rid of the need for a driver, state-owned railway SNCF will upgrade its existing trains and use century-old tracks to keep costs down. 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

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

More funding calls can be found here.

*Featured Events*

The ICAV team are attending ITS World Congress with Transport Systems Catapult, CCAV & leading UK transport companies. Come and see us at Hall C3 Stand 050 to see what we are working on. 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

Highways UK NEC Birmingham: 7 – 8 November 2018 – The event comprises a multi-stream conference combined with a major exhibition. It is free to attend. 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

Gain 33% off delegate tickets (£20 + VAT) 

Participants will have the opportunity to hear about the exciting developments taking place in this sector, including details of the work being undertaken by the Energy Technology and Research Institute, the Energy for Business Innovation programme and the Enterprise Europe initiative, alongside companies operating in this sector. Choose ‘ICAV’ in the dropdown menu to access the discount. Read More

Upcoming Events

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

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

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2018: 27 September 2018 – Transport Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions and best practices to tackle their transport sector challenges and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment. 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

 International Cities Programme Seminar: 11 October 2018 – As part of our end of project activities the UK Autodrive consortium are holding an international cities programme seminar, chaired by Brian Matthews, Head of Transport Innovation, Milton Keynes Council. Read More

International CAV Conference: 11 October 2018 – As part of our end of project activities the UK Autodrive consortium are holding an international cities programme seminar, chaired by Brian Matthews, Head of Transport Innovation, Milton Keynes Council. 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

Coventry Hydrogen Event: 17 October 2018 – This event will celebrate the achievements of the FCH JU-funded SWARM Project, which finishes this year, putting them in the context of the wider hydrogen transport landscape in the UK and Europe and reflecting on the benefits of implementing the technology as a local solution. Read More

Disruption 2018 – Your Tech Insight Briefing of the Year: 24 October 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, VR and the Internet of Things. Technologies designed to disrupt our personal and business worlds.  But how?  Are they just shiny solutions for early adopters solving theoretical problems, or are there real applications for these technologies in your business. Read More

International Driverless Vehicle Summit: 30 October – 2 November – The Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) team is excited at the opportunity to present what will be the biggest and best Summit to date – which will be packed with an array of prominent national and international driverless vehicle experts representing a range of sectors. 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

Featured Job

Join the ICAV Team and help us spread the word and build a driverless vehicle ecosystem

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

TOP Jobs

Coventry University Enterprises Limited: Business Delivery Manager – CUE Business Solutions require a forward thinking and enthusiastic individual to manage a publically funded project in the area of transport. As a Business Delivery Manager looking for a rewarding career in a vibrant and modern environment, you will deliver our exciting RECREATE project, supporting the improvement of regional policies for transport SME support. Apply

Harper Adams University: Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering – Applications are invited for the position of lecturer in the engineering department, to fulfil a role that will involve engaging with the academic, personal and professional development of students. This will be achieved through the development and delivery of curricular learning programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The role will also involve an active contribution to the development of relationships with graduate employers and commercial partners. Apply

West Midlands Combined Authority: Programme Officer – The Programme Management Office ensures that all projects within the WMCA Investment Portfolio are managed and assured to the highest possible standard, in addition to supporting projects across the wider WMCA, including Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). Apply

Amazing Prospects: Deep Learning and Machine Learning Engineer – This is going to be just the job for a bright, enthusiastic graduate engineer interested in collecting, extracting, visualising and understanding knowledge from complex sources. This recent start-up is now ready to run and needs someone to work on research and development of Deep Learning, Bio-NLP and Artificial intelligence. Apply

Intellegence Limited: Machine Learning Engineer – We are an early stage startup and you have the opportunity of working closely with the inventor of the technology, develop ideas and apply novel neural network approaches to real world problems. Ideally you will have a focus on complex, mathematical methods within Machine Learning and will be able to apply our unique tool set to a wide variety of problems. Apply

TTP Group: Machine Learning – The ideal candidate will have experience of designing and deploying systems using deep neural networks, but it may be that you have recently come to the field from a background in statistical signal processing in communications or video. Either way you’ll take a practical approach, pulling together third party components as well as designing critical elements yourself. Apply

Arkessa: Commercial Executive – Seeking an energetic and driven individual who enjoys working with internal and external teams to create successful business outcomes and take ownership of potential deals through to resolution. This role has a focus on pace of work, interaction with key staff, commercial ability and experience. Apply

Satellite Applications Catapult: Project Manager – This isn’t like any other organisation you have worked with – this is high tech space stuff, this is emerging markets, this is about developing technology most of the world hasn’t even thought about! We think of unique ways to utilise satellite applications to improve quality of life for everyone. Apply

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

Digital Catapult: Head of Digital Manufacturing – As Head of Digital Manufacturing, you will lead and develop the partnerships, project portfolio and funding base for the Catapult’s Digital Manufacturing programme. We are looking for a driven and ambitious individual with a passion for enabling the manufacturing sector to innovate with leading edge technology. Apply

Green Energy Options: Project Manager – We are looking for an experienced technology project management professional, with strong business acumen, technical understanding and the personal drive to take ownership of a product and to deliver on time and to budget. Apply