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Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Watch for Unpredictable Humans

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Delft University’s Cognitive Robotics lab working on a technique that translates sociology and psychology into a mathematical formula that can be used to teach self-driving software how to tell the road ragers from the rule followers. Read More

Holo becomes first company to operate autonomous vehicles in Denmark

Holo has now been authorized to operate autonomous vehicles in five countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Denmark. The first autonomous pilot project on Danish roads has just been granted permission to roll out by the Danish Road Directorate.  Read More

Aptiv’s Self-Driving Vehicles en Route to Hazelwood Green

New Pittsburgh Technology Center will advance the development of autonomous technology for self-driving cars. The move provides Aptiv’s autonomous mobility team with the space needed to grow as it furthers the development of a safe and trusted autonomous driving Read more

Coalition lobbies US Congress for accelerated AV deployment

A diverse organization of nearly 50 different groups representing senior citizens, people with disabilities, safety and environmental groups, and the automotive and technology industries has called on the US Congress to pass legislation that will assure the safe testing and deployment of Autonomous Vehicles. Read More

Alibaba-backed startup AutoX applies for driver-less test permit in California

Chinese startup AutoX, backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba, has applied to test self-driving vehicles without an in-car backup driver in California, the first challenger to Alphabet Inc’s autonomous driving venture Waymo to say it has done so. Read More

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Upcoming Events

IDEAL Future Mobility X Barclays AI Frenzy and Dataholics – The Road to AI: 11 December 2019 – Exploring the road to artificial intelligence in mobility  Read More

Digital Business Meet Up: Fintech and Blockchain: 12 December 2019 – The session is designed to support digital companies and learn more about the Innovate UK family, including Digital Catapult and the Knowledge Transfer Network, as well as other organisations that have opportunities and support for UK based businesses across all sectors. This event will particularly support companies working in the international and export.  Read More

Future Mobility Symposium: 4 January 2020 – As part of the Innovate UK Government funded Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV 2) project ‘SYNERGY’, the Complexity Planning and Urbanism Lab (CPU-Lab) at the Manchester School of Architecture in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is organising the Future Mobility Symposium 2020 in Manchester.  Read More

Funding Calls & Opportunities

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

Fintech – The fintech programme is aimed at company founders and consists of insights sessions delivered by some of the most established fintech entrepreneurs, investors and partners. The goal is to cover topics such as sales, partnerships with incumbents, expanding internationally and to give companies and founders the tools and knowledge they need to scale. Read More

GBSLEP – ​GBSLEP has £5,000 grants available for winning innovation ideas which address some of industry challenges faced in Social Care, Air Quality and Transport Electrification. Innovation Alliance is part of a consortium looking for businesses and entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to 15 challenges faced by industry in the GBLSEP area. Do you have an idea that could answer one of these challenges? Read More

Applied AI – Applied AI is Tech Nation’s first growth programme for Artificial Intelligence to help the UK’s most promising founders who are applying AI in practical areas and to create real-world impact. They do this through peer-to-peer support and the shared experience of later-stage founders, all curated under values of honesty, intimacy and trust. Read More

Innovate UK Smart Grants Oct 2019 Jan 2020: Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused. Read More

Bilateral UK and US offshore wind R&D programme: Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1.5 million in UK companies partnering with US consortia to work on projects as part of the $40 million US National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium programme (NOWRDC). Read More

Driving the electric revolution: building regional centres of excellence: Up to £30 million is available to create regional centres of excellence for the development, prototyping and scale-up of power electronics, machines and drives technologies. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Read More

Horizon 2020: EIC Horizon Prize for ‘Innovative Batteries for eVehicles (H2020-Batteries-EICPrize-2018):The challenge is to develop a safe and sustainable battery for electric-vehicles through the development of new materials and chemistries making use of abundant, sustainable low cost materials, which are easily available in Europe. Read More

More funding calls can be found here.

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Conigital: Innovation Consultant-Bid Writer: You will play a pivotal part in helping generate successfully bid opportunities for projects improving the efficiency of the bid process and the management of multi project proposals. • Identify submission requirements • Manage the bid qualification process • Day to day management and submission of planning applications • Attending Bid Team meetings • Collating tender documents and contracts. Apply

Conigital: Visual Computing SLAM Engineer: Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the essence of this role is to develop and integrate sensor processing modules and provide a sensor fusion approach that can identify a variety of objects necessary to allow vehicle automation to function as required. You will be supporting the development and implementation of SLAM systems and will be tasked with the design and deployment of Visual SLAM libraries as well as getting involved with both new and existing research. Apply

Conigital: Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer: Reporting to the CTO, you will carry out agreed operational procedures, including network configuration, installation and maintenance of IT infrastructure for SaaS products.  You will support technical review and have a passion to design, develop and implement digital solutions to be deployed at scale. Within this role you will be expected to serve 2nd/3rd line IT functions and support R&D project at the infrastructure level in the areas of IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Apply

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Anglia: Field Applications Engineer – Power North – Liaising with and assisting our field sales team, candidates will also be able to recognise and support customers’ new design project needs, identify new customers and develop design-in opportunities. You may already be working in a similar role, however we are equally interested in applications from design engineers currently working ‘at the bench’ who are looking for their next career step in electronic. Read More

U-BLOX UK: Senior Product Manager – As Senior Product Manager you will ensure that the Services offer matches the market need with responsibility for conducting market research, generating product requirements, guiding specifications, production timetables, pricing, and integrated plan for market introduction and marketing strategies.  You will liaise with stakeholders in Cellular, Positioning and Short Range Product teams. Apply

Conigital: Software Engineer: Reporting to the Tech Team Lead, you will take responsibility for developing key aspects and functions that form the backbone of our product portfolio (ConOP™). This includes development at different Technology Readiness Levels, writing functions to analyse data sets, develop prototypes releases of software (for pilots to prove concepts), and “glue” systems together to integrate different business applications. Apply

Conigital: Full Stack Developer – Reporting to the Technical Director, the Full Stack Developer will design, develop, test and deploy software for various projects. We are looking for someone who has experience with JavaScript, React (including testing) and its latest technologies and HTML. Experience with Azure, Docker and TypeScript  is desirable. The Team is based in Birmingham City Centre. Apply

Conigital: AI & Cloud Tech Team Lead – 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. You will enjoy problem solving and finding solutions, and being the go-to person as far as Management Information (MI) / Data application development and integration services technology is concerned. Apply

Connected Places Catapult: UAV Senior Engineer – They are looking for creative and energetic individuals, with preferably aviation background, with a passion for making a difference and with the ability to contribute and accelerate the development of aviation initiatives. Apply

Immense Simulations: Business Development Executive – Immense Simulations Ltd. seeks a Business Development Executive for its Commercial and Strategy team in London, UK. The successful candidate must be a highly independent, assertive, and confident self-starter who has a strong sense of commercial processes and likes to work in a highly innovative environment. Apply

Knowledge Transfer Manager – Emerging Technologies and Industries – Emerging Technologies represent a step change from existing technologies and are usually still close to the academic / science base. They might be low on the Technology Readiness Level, with improvements required in their performance, but they have the potential to disrupt the market and generate great commercial impact. Apply

Aimsun – Transport Modeller – Aimsun is expanding and seeks qualified and experienced traffic engineers or transport planners for a full-time position as Transport Modeller for its UK branch. Your role will mainly consist of working in a wide variety of transport simulation/planning projects as well as configuring and deploying Aimsun Live as part of decision support systems delivered to traffic control centres for major cities and/or highway corridors. Apply