Welcome to ICAV. See the latest news and opportunities in the emerging Driverless Vehicle sector.

 We are proud to say that our ICAV, almost 2 years old, has been growing from strength to strength and attracted both national and international attention. I can never wait to share the latest exciting news and opportunities in this emerging space.’

Don Dhaliwal, Conigital, Lead Partner @ICAVcluster

Latest News

Autonomous pods SWARM together like bees in world first demonstration

Autonomous pods born in Coventry are now able to swarm together in a world first, thanks to research by WMG at the University of Warwick in partnership with Aurrigo and Milton Keynes council. Read more

UPS to begin utilizing drones, testing autonomous vehicles

UPS Inc. — one of the country’s leading package delivery services has announced various offerings aimed at improving service for all customers, with a focus on small- and medium-sized businesses. Read More

Report supporting net-zero housing by 2050 launched

Connected Places Catapult (CPC) has launched a report outlining the industry challenges and opportunities it faces if we are to cost-effectively rollout retrofit in volume and at speed. At a launch event on Thursday 30 January, our housing team convened key housing industry stakeholders to share and discuss the report’s findings for the first time. Read More

Autonomous Vehicle Security Market 2020-2023 by Ford, Robert Bosch, Argus Cyber Security, Arilou Cyber Security

The autonomous vehicles security solutions are gaining more demand across the globe due to the increasing demand for connected and autonomous vehicles in the commercial and passenger segments. Read More

AI driving autonomous vehicle development

Autonomous driving is one of the key application areas of artificial intelligence (AI). Autonomous vehicles (AV) are equipped with multiple sensors, such as cameras, radars and lidar, which help them better understand the surroundings and in path planning. Read More


Featured Event

Upcoming Events

Connected Places Catapult – Hackathon – 8th – 9th February The Connected Places Catapult has joined forces with Highways England to unlock the value of data on England’s Motorways in an intense 2-day hackathon taking place in Milton Keynes on 8th – 9th February. Read More

MOVE 2020 – 11th – 12th February MOVE brings together disruptors, their technology and their attitude with stakeholders across all modes and disciplines: to dialogue, to create insight and to promote collaboration. We are more expansive and multi-disciplined than any other event on the planet. Read More

Connected Places Catapult – MK:5G – 12th Febuary The MK:5G project is an exciting new testbed in the Milton Keynes area, including the deployment of dedicated 5G infrastructure and the creation of a data hub facility. The 5G mobile network is designed exclusively for research and development purposes and will cover central MK including key sites (such as the Stadium, Bletchley & CMK rail stations, Hospital, Universities), key junctions on the M1 and a number of rural communities. Read More

Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing 2020 – 12th February The Manufacturing Technology Centre is hosting Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Manufacturing 2020, where they will disseminate project work and present their roadmap for future artificial intelligence development. The event will feature live, cutting-edge technology demonstrators, and delegates will be given the opportunity to provide input as to what research lines should be prioritised. Read More

IBM Roadshow Birmingham – 19th February First stop for the IBM Roadshow is Birmingham! Join us for an afternoon of demos, presentations and debate on the most important technologies transforming industries. Choose the sessions you want to hear and learn about the most such as bridging to cloud, containerization, microservices, Blockchain and AI. Snacks and drinks will be provided for everyone to network and meet the IBM experts post sessions.. Read More

TAAS TECHNOLOGY 2020: 30th June – 1st July The 3rd annual Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) Technology event is a two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared (ACES) mobility, the new emerging business models disrupting the industry and the tools which will be required to make it a reality. Read More

More events can be found here

Funding Calls & Opportunities

Demonstrators Addressing Cyber Security Challenges in the Internet of Things: Round 2 UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £4 million for collaborative R&D projects addressing major cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things. Read More

Subsea Autonomous Systems: Next Generation Technologies Individuals can apply to join a 5-day collaborative workshop to develop proposals for autonomous subsea systems that can significantly improve mission duration, sensing and communications. Read More

SBRI Rail Demonstrations: First of a Kind 2020 Businesses from the UK, EU or EEA can apply for a share of up to £9.4 million, including VAT, to develop demonstrators for sustainability, customer experience, operations or maintenance. Read More

APC 15: Developing the UK’s Low Carbon Automotive Capability UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £30 million for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector. Read More

Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2020 Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy. Read More

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is part of a successful consortium, awarded funding from Innovate UK for the MultiCAV project. The MultiCAV project is a 30-month innovation project to implement a Mobility As A Service (MaaS) solution servicing passengers between Didcot Parkway Station and Milton Park. 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

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 su ch as sales, partnerships with incumbents, expanding internationally and to give companies and founders the tools and knowledge they need to scale. 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

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 can be found here

Featured Jobs

Conigital POD

Aimsun: Technical Writer We are looking for a creative, organized,detail-oriented technical writer to develop all Aimsun software product documentation. The job is a priori full time, but a part-time schedule is negotiable for the right candidate. Apply

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

WMCA: Future Mobility Officer This is an exciting new post for which we are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual who wants the challenge of working in a high-performing team to develop and implement innovative transport projects in the West Midlands. 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

Cambridge Wireless: Membership Account Manager You will build long-term relationships with key contacts and team leads, ensuring that communication is regular and constructive throughout the length of their relationship with CW. You will be responsible for retaining members by understanding their needs, directing them to relevant activities and delivering value added services. 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

More jobs can be found here

Top Jobs

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: 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

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

More jobs can be found here