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‘ We are proud to say that our regional MCAV Cluster, which we started just under a year ago has been growing from strength to strength and attracted both national and international attention. As a result, we have launched MCAV’s parent brand ICAV (International Connected Autonomous Vehicle) Cluster and can’t wait to share even more exciting news and opportunities in this emerging space.’
Don Dhaliwal, Conigital, Lead Partner

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Latest News

New cyber security standard for self-driving vehicles

The UK’s position as a world leader in the development of self-driving vehicles has been boosted by a pioneering new cyber security standard, published by the British Standards Institute today (19 December 2018). Working with academics and experts from leading business… Read More

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s vision for transport is a 3D network of tunnels for autonomous electric vehicles

which he unveiled Wednesday night at a splashy event in Hawthorne, California, wasn’t a reusable rocket like the ones he’s building at his nearby SpaceX headquarters. Nor is it an electric vehicle, like the Teslas he is producing at a factory in Fremont, California.  Read More

UBER ATG – Learning from the past to move forward

Developing self-driving technology is one of the biggest technical challenges of our time. If successful, these vehicles have the potential to make our roads safer and transportation more affordable for everyone. With these big challenges and possibilities come an even greater responsibility: that of deploying a safe, reliable, and trustworthy self-driving system. That’s what we are building at ATG. Read More

Scania and Rio Tinto trialing autonomous truck in Western Australian mines.

Scania is testing a new generation autonomous transport system at Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt operations in Western Australia. The first phase of the trial started in August 2018 and involves a Scania XT 8×4 autonomous tipper truck working separately from Dampier’s active operations.  Read More

Kroger Is Using Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles To Deliver Groceries In Arizona

Kroger is using unmanned autonomous vehicles to deliver groceries in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company has a partnership with Nuro, a Silicon Valley startup that offers a self-driving service. Customers will be able to use the service by placing an order on the Fry’s Food Stores mobile app or website.  Read More

 Kia Prepares For Post -Autonomous Driving Era With AI-Based Technology

Kia Motors will preview a range of new technologies developed for the post-autonomous driving era at the 2019 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) next month.Kia’s interactive ‘Space of Emotive Driving’ exhibit looks to a future when autonomous driving is the norm and priority is given to improving the human mobility experience. Read More

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Funding Calls

Regional angel investment accelerator pilot: finding group partners: This competition aims to select suitable organisations to partner with Innovate UK. Together we will: support innovation in UK small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs); increase the capacity of regional angel investor networks to invest in innovative SMEs. 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

Learning how crowdsourcing data could change the geospatial sector: The Geospatial Commission will invest up to £1.5 million to fund projects for crowdsourcing the creation and/or maintenance of geospatial datasets. Read More

Regional angel investment accelerator pilot: finding group partners: Angel groups can apply to partner with Innovate UK to distribute grant funding alongside their investment. Read More

More funding calls can be found here.

Featured Events

ICAV announce first Automation Special Interest Group Event

The Automation group is led by ICAV founding members Conigital. The aim of the group is to explore a common architecture for autonomous vehicle systems, sensors and software to encourage a common automation architecture that is scalable, flexible, upgradeable, modular and resilient to supply chain risks. We encourage anyone who has an interest in this area to attend to discuss and agree on specific terms of reference for this group at the inaugural session. Free for members £175 for non-members.  Read More

ICAV announce first Simulation Special Interest Group Event

The Simulation group is led by industry experts Aimsun and has a specific role in considering how simulation techniques will evolve in the world of connected and autonomous vehicles. The first session will consist of talks from thought leaders in this space as well as a session agreeing terms of reference for the group. Free for members £175 for non-members.  Read More

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Optimisation is emerging as the defining technology of our age and becoming an important part of our lives from cleaning emails with spam filters, receiving shopping recommendations or receiving help from our voice-activated home devices. AI & Optimisation is transforming the business landscape whether empowering the next generations of fleets of Connected Autonomous Vehicles or supporting health consultants to diagnose health conditions.  Read More

ICAV in partnership with Climate Change Solutions to launch a 2 day International CAV & Hydrogen Fuel Cell event at the NEC bringing together these two important areas of innovation for cross-collaboration opportunities. Please register your interest to speak, exhibit and/or sponsor at info@icavcluster.com Read More

Upcoming Events

Clean Growth Infrastructure and Innovation Event: Clean Energy: 24 January 2019 – The event will promote funding opportunities available for innovators working across the supply chain in Clean Growth and providing insights from a panel comprised of people with considerable sector and regional expertise. Read More

Automation Interest Group meeting: 29 January 2019 – The Automation group is led by ICAV founding members Conigital. The aim of the group is to explore a common architecture for autonomous vehicle systems, sensors and software to encourage a common automation architecture that is scalable, flexible, upgradeable, modular and resilient to supply chain risks. We encourage anyone who has an interest in this area to attend to discuss and agree on specific terms of reference for this group at the inaugural session. Read More

Simulation Group Meeting: 29 January 2019 – The Simulation group is led by industry experts Aimsun and has a specific role in considering how simulation techniques will evolve in the world of connected and autonomous vehicles. The first session will consist of talks from thought leaders in this space as well as a session agreeing terms of reference for the group. Read More

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Pitchfest 2019: 30 January 2019 – From January to March 2019 the Robotics & AI Special Interest Group with KTN’s Access to Funding and Finance team are running an Investment Readiness Programme for companies working in the field of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence. Read More

Grant Writing Breakfast Briefing – Southampton: 5 February 2019 – The new series of free Grant Writing Briefings are designed to give you the knowledge to write a compelling grant application and answer any questions afterward in our drop-in surgery. Read More

Digital Business Meet-Up: 7 February 2019 – 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 including… Read More

AI & Optimisation Interest Group Meeting: 28th February 2019: Artificial intelligence (AI) and Optimisation is emerging as the defining technology of our age impacting people from cleaning emails with spam filters to receiving shopping recommendations or help from our voice-activated home devices. AI & Optimisation is transforming the business landscape whether empowering the next generations of fleets of Connected Autonomous Vehicles or supporting health consultants to diagnose health conditions. Read More

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase: 12 March 2019 –  The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase is the first industry focused event designed to accelerate the adoption of RAI technologies to boost UK productivity and economic growth. Read More

Introduction to CAV & AI Ethics: 20th March 2019, The Role of Ethics in Connected and Autonomous Vehicle deployments and associated AI systems is a key challenge for automakers, we will explore how ethics will be handled in CAVs with the majority of activity being a discussion on whether and what level of ethical decisions a CAV should be allowed to make. Read More

International CAV & Hydrogen and Fuel Cells – Powering the Future: March 2019 – ICAV will be partnering with Climate Change Solutions to launch an International CAV and Hydrogen Fuel Cell event bringing together these two important areas of innovation. The conference looks at all aspects of the commercialisation of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell sector and emerging CAV sector with presentations from policymakers, companies operating in this sector and also users of the technology.  Read More

Automation Interest Group meeting: 16th May 2019 – The Automation group is led by ICAV founding members Conigital. The aim of the group is to explore a common architecture for autonomous vehicle systems, sensors and software to encourage a common automation architecture that is scalable, flexible, upgradeable, modular and resilient to supply chain risks. We encourage anyone who has an interest in this area to attend to discuss and agree on specific terms of reference for this group at the inaugural session. Read More

ICAV Annual Dinner, 16th May 2019: The International Connected Autonomous Vehicle annual Founder Dinner is one of our most prestigious events bringing together all the movers and shakers from the CAV industry attended by senior executives and thought leaders from a variety of leading organisations the ICAV event is the premier event for the Connected Autonomous Industry and not to be missed. Read More

HACK ICAV, Driverless Virtual Vehicle Hackathon, 4th June 2019: Coming soon, we will be announcing details of our Driverless Virtual Hackathon. Please register your interest as a partner or attendee. This event will be free for ICAV founder/associate members. Non-members £195. To register your interest, please email info@icavcluster.com. Read More

Featured JOBs

Conigital: UX/UI / Visual Designer – Reporting to the Tech Team Lead, the UX/UI Designer will develop designs and support material for mobile phone applications and web-based services/websites that bridge end-user and back-end systems, from in-house prototypes to applications on the marketplace (Apple, Microsoft, Google). Apply

Conigital: AI & Cloud Tech Team Lead Conigital are a deep tech driverless start-up that are building the next generation mobility and connectivity platforms for the safe integration of Driverless vehicles into the existing transport network. Our full-stack platform is vehicle agnostic, highly scalable, and built on patented award-winning and world-leading machine learning algorithms. Reporting to the CTO, the Tech Lead will lead the development of best-in-class technical solutions and support systems of the technology roadmap by using the full software development life cycle (SDLC)and agile methodologies. Apply

Top Jobs

Conigital: UX/UI / Visual Designer – Reporting to the Tech Team Lead, the UX/UI Designer will develop designs and support material for mobile phone applications and web-based services/websites that bridge end-user and back-end systems, from in-house prototypes to applications on the marketplace (Apple, Microsoft, Google). ApplyConigital: AI & Cloud Tech Team Lead Conigital are a deep tech driverless start-up that are building the next generation mobility and connectivity platforms for the safe integration of Driverless vehicles into the existing transport network. Our full-stack platform is vehicle agnostic, highly scalable, and built on patented award-winning and world-leading machine learning algorithms. Reporting to the CTO, the Tech Lead will lead the development of best-in-class technical solutions and support systems of the technology roadmap by using the full software development life cycle (SDLC)and agile methodologies. Apply

Cambridge Wireless: Operations and Event Administration Assistant – We are looking to recruit an Operations and Event Administration Assistant to work in the busy CW office, housed within the vibrant Bradfield Centre, on the Cambridge Science Park. This role is expected to commence in February 2019, with a minimum contract length of 12 months. Full training for the role will be provided. Apply

Invenia Labs: R&D Program Coordinator – Invenia is looking for a Program Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating projects between our Research, Infrastructure, and Development teams, and further assist each team with project planning and management. Apply

KTP: Senior Data Scientist – An exciting opportunity to be part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Reading and Focaldata Ltd.   The 24 month fixed term contract is to research and apply the latest computational methods in Bayesian statistics to build a state of the art data analytics pipeline, enabling a new type of market research company to be built. Apply

IC Resources: Machine Learning Engineer – As a Machine Learning Engineer you will be joining my Cambridge-based client on their Machine Learning Team but working with a cross-discipline team specifically put together for each project, allowing you to work with a variety of subject matter experts and giving you a breadth of experience over time. Apply

Analysys Mason: Associate Consultant – As an Associate Consultant, you will have a direct involvement in the delivery of client strategic projects. The nature of our projects is extremely varied, including strategy design, due diligence analysis or regulatory work. They vary in size and can be short, and you will work on a wide range of them, leading to a steep learning curve. Apply

BARO Vehicles: OEM Products Sales Engineer – The role is to be a key technical member of the company and help in to form the commercial team. Your focus will be on evaluating and defining of the new Baro products sales opportunities and work in the commercial strategy.  Apply

IC Resources: Software Architect – Software Architects are highly sought by my Cambridge based client to work on the development, design and architecture of a brand-new product. This is a rare opportunity to get involved and influence the design direction in relation to 5G telecommunications products. Apply

Digital Catapult: 5G Technologist – This role offers an exciting mix of activities focused on practical deployment, running, and involvement with advanced service development activities for 5G infrastructure with a particular focus on immersive applications. Apply

Plextek: Embedded Software Engineer – We are looking to recruit experienced Embedded Software Engineers to join the software team within Plextek and support our latest client developments. The role requires all-round software development skills with the emphasis on embedded operating systems and applications. Apply

MediaTek: Senior Wireless Software Engineer – We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Wireless Software Engineer to join our Modem Technology and Architecture team. The main goal of this position is to contribute to the design, implementation and verification of the modem software used in MediaTek’s latest and most advanced chipsets. Apply

CRFS: Assembly Technician – We are looking for a bright, practical, and highly motivated individual to join our Manufacturing team. You will be working under the guidance of our current Manufacturing Engineer to help fabricate, build, and test our system level products. Apply

KISS: Account Director – KISS is an ambitious, strategy-led integrated agency, working with the organisations that are changing the world. We work across B2B and B2C, primarily with the science, technology, education and affiliated sectors. As our name suggests, we ‘keep it successfully simple’ in the way we think, work and create. KISS is headquartered in Cambridge, the UK’s fastest growing city economy. Apply

RealVNC: Software Test Engineer – Working as part of the VNC Connect team, you will be primarily focused on the server component of our software. Today that runs on Windows, macOS or Linux, but we have plans to expand this to mobile and other platforms in the future. As a test engineer you will be expected to test new features, get involved in performance testing, localisation testing and carry out regression testing. 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

About ICAV

 

The International Connected Autonomous Vehicle (“ICAV”) cluster has been set up to support new and existing businesses enter the growing Connected Autonomous Vehicles (“CAV”) market. KPMG research indicates that the CAV market has the potential to add £51 billion per year to the UK economy by 2030, create 320,000 new jobs and prevent 25,000 accidents saving 2500 lives per year. Find the latest Market Forecast report by Transport Systems Catapult here. ICAV are based at iCentrum, part of Innovation Birmingham, the UK’s third oldest science park and a base for the region’s growing Tech community.

Become an ICAV Member Today

ICAV membership offers great value enabling you to be part of a growing business network of international industry professionals and technology companies in the CAV sector. With annual membership starting at £145 + VAT you can attend all our events and our partners’ events for free or a discounted price! 

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