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Meridian to help 11 countries find common ground on global CAV standards

Meridian, the gateway to self-driving vehicle development in the UK, will lead the first working group to establish a global understanding of common requirements for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV). Read More

ICAV attends ITS World Congress in Copenhagen.

The ICAV team attended ITS World Congress in Copenhagen from 17th – 21st September 2018. The 5-day event was jam-packed with a wealth of seminars, sessions, exhibitors and live demonstrations of driverless vehicles from Keolis, NAVYA, OLLIE, Aurrigo and UK representation from CCAV, Transport Systems Catapult, Meridian and leading IM companies in the UK Pavillion. Read More

EU wants to make an agreement with Saphe

The Danish company Saphe is heading for a European breakthrough after the EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, wants to meet with CEO Freddy Sørensen to cooperate on the new traffic alarm that is being presented this week at the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen. Read More

Conigital are 1 of 3 winners of Discovering Start Ups Competition Award

On 17th September Conigital were awarded winners of the Cambridge Wireless Discovering Start-Ups Competition Award, hosted by Cameron McKenna Nabarro (“CMS”) in their London Head Offices. Read More

Shining a Light on Road Hazards

Cohda Wireless has demonstrated a smart street light concept at the Intelligent Transport Systems
World Congress in Copenhagen that has been designed to alert motorists to the presence of broken down vehicles. Read More

Toyota’s vision of Autonomous Cars is Not Exactly Driverless

The company invested $4 billion in a robotics and AI research institute to create safer vehicles. John Leonard strolls up to a drab one-story garage on the campus of MIT and unlocks the door. Read More

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Funding Calls

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

Energy Catalyst: what it is and how to apply for funding – An overview of the Energy Catalyst programme and the opportunities for UK businesses to accelerate their growth and tackle the biggest energy challenges. Read More

IDP 15: the road to zero-emission vehicles, large R&D – UK businesses can apply for up to £4 million to research and develop technologies that accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles. Read More

IDP 15: the road to zero-emission vehicles, feasibility studies – UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to research and develop technologies that accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles. Read More

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 3 – UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £23 million for R&D projects focused on de-risking the scale up of battery development technology. This funding comes from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Read More

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation Feasibility Studies, Round 3 – UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for feasibility studies focused on de-risking the scale up of battery development technology. This funding comes from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Read More

More funding calls can be found here.

*Featured Events*

Disruption 2018: 24 October – Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, VR and the Internet of Things. We hear these words daily, in the office, in the papers – what does it all mean and how can we apply this emerging technology to our daily operations? #Disruption2018 has the answers to your questions and the ideas you can implement within your business. Read More

Receive an exclusive 20% discount on exhibition space –
claim fast! 85% of stands sold*

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
*Space only rates are reduced to £220 and Shell Scheme rates reduced to £260. To claim your discount, email info@icavcluster.com for more information.

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

Connected World Summit: 25 – 26 September – Connected World is a 2 day Festival of Connected Technology, uniting over 2,500 industry leaders, tech innovators, decision makers and investors. Read More

VentureFest: 27 September –  Being supported locally by business, universities, science parks and business support organisations Venturefest provides entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to meet, engage and exchange ideas for co-operation and collaboration, particularly in the fields of science and emerging technologies.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 a Monday evening, 26 November. Read More

TOP Jobs

Coventry University: Senior Lecturer in Computing – We are looking for people who are keen to work in a demanding but rewarding environment, people who recognise the need for digital upskilling across industry in the UK, and want to be a part of the solution. Apply

Harper Adams University: Research Associate – Development of Platooning Framework for Autonomous Vehicles – Harper Adams University is seeking to recruit a Research Associate to assist with developing platooning strategies for driverless vehicles as part of a collaborative R&D project. 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.