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 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 vehicles could be crucial in responding to future pandemics

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented public health, economic, and logistical challenges for the world. As billions of people shelter in place in hope of vanquishing the novel coronavirus, they’re turning to technology to adapt to the new normal – from e-commerce deliveries to videoconferencing solutions.  Read More

UPS Orders 10,000 Electric Delivery Trucks, Plans Driverless Truck Test

UPS ordered delivery trucks from electric vehicle maker Arrival, in what it calls a move to accelerate electrification of the fleet. The two companies are working together to develop electric vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems, including the potential for automated movement in UPS warehouses, technology that it will test starting this year. Read More

Autonomous vehicles disinfect streets in China to stop COVID-19 spreading

Autonomous vehicles and robots are the perfect helpers it turns out in a pandemic as governments send them to work. Makers of autonomous vehicles have long been selling the benefits driver-free transportation, but it took COVID-19, a devastating global pandemic, to provide a compelling, real-world example of just how useful they can actually be.  Read More

TomTom, Toyota Research Institute and DENSO team up to map roads for autonomous vehicles

The three companies are working together to build high-definition map data to aid the development and implementation of future autonomous vehicle technology by combining DENSO sensor technology with TRI’s automated mapping platform and TomTom’s cloud-based mapping platform. Read More

TuSimple, ZF partner to develop and produce autonomous truck technologies

TuSimple, an autonomous driving company focused on self-driving Class 8 commercial trucks, will be partnering up with ZF, one of the largest Tier 1 suppliers of automotive parts and technologies, to develop and commercialize technology for autonomous trucks. Read More

System trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road

A simulation system invented at MIT to train driverless cars creates a photorealistic world with infinite steering possibilities, helping the cars learn to navigate a host of worse-case scenarios before cruising down real streets. Read More

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Following recent developments with the global pandemic relating to COVID-19. A number of events are being canceled, deferred or being made online. Please check directly with event organisers to the state of your event.

Upcoming Events

DCMS 5G Create – Competition Briefing Event – 31st March DCMS, working with UK5G, is running a set of funding events for the 5G Create Project as part of the 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme. Up to £30m will be available in this open competition, aiming to explore and develop new use-cases and sustainable business models for 5G applications and services. Read More

INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) Webinar – Nottingham and Derby Branch – 20th April This event will look at some of the security challenges, and the industry activities to mitigate the risks, leading to the anticipate widespread use of automated vehicles by 2027 and “IoT devices are not a product, they’re a risk in a box”. Read More

Getting Started with LiDAR – 28th April Exclusive new opportunity to understand the fundamentals of Digital 3D LiDAR technology with Level Five Supplies and expert course leaders. Their one, two or three day courses offer the ideal mix of theory and practice, ensuring you develop a sound working knowledge of LiDAR hardware and software; and learn how to get started on your journey to generating, recording and interpreting point clouds for robotics, surveying and autonomous systems. Read More

IAAPS Research Networking Workshop – 30th April This workshop aims to identify specific opportunities to conduct fundamental, holistic and cross-disciplinary research that contributes to the wider propulsion systems challenges. The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems is a University wide undertaking with the aim of identifying and bringing together research strengths across all areas that can be focussed on the vitally important challenges around sustainable mobility. Read More

AI in Industry, future developments for AI, code an autonomous robot car – 30th April This event illustrates the power and possibilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the ways in which at UST-Global work with our clients across industry to use and benefit from AI. 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

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

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

ISCF digital security by design: technology enabled business-led demonstrator, phase 1: UK businesses can apply for up to £5.8 million to collaborate on a digital security by design demonstrator project in which an additional technology ‘ingredient’ is required. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Read More

5G enabled road and rail transport trials in the West Midlands: West Midlands 5G (WM5G) will work in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). Together they will invest up to £2.5 million in innovation projects that develop a new service or product. These must improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport or improve traveller experience. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will manage the competition process. Read More

More funding can be found here

Featured Jobs

Conigital POD

AstraZeneca : Statistical Programmers – AstraZeneca is offering Statistical Programmer roles at several different levels – including Leadership. Our Late RIA Biometrics team is dedicated to the development of innovative treatment of Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity (RIA) diseases. You will join a global, diverse and cross-functional environment where you will get personal and professional development. Apply

Beko : Senior Specialist – Smart home technologies – We have an exciting opportunity for an electronics engineer with a passion for innovation to join our multidisciplinary R&D team. The successful candidate will explore technologies at the cutting edge of development to drive forwards innovative product concepts. Apply

Microsoft Research : Machine Learning Researcher – Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK) is looking for exceptional Researcher candidates in all areas of machine learning. The Microsoft Research Cambridge lab hosts over 130 full-time researchers and engineers who collaboratively pursue research on machine learning, systems and networking, programming languages, synthetic biology, medical imaging and human experience and design. Apply

Microsoft Research : Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Technologist – We are looking for a talented FPGA/computer systems researcher who wants to use their skills to solve some of the most exciting problems in hardware acceleration of distributed storage systems. Working alongside, and learning from leading researchers, the candidate will research new hardware-accelerated distributed systems that can be deployed at cloud scale and work with product teams to contribute to Microsoft’s services. Apply

Qualcomm Technologies International : Senior Software Applications Engineer – Work on challenging projects within a highly motivated, diverse and skilled team of Applications Engineers delivering world class support on our industry leading Bluetooth personal audio SoCs. 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: 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

More jobs can be found here

Top Jobs

AstraZeneca : Head of Machine Learning and Visual Analytics – AstraZeneca is looking to invest in the data management and analysis platforms underlying its existing and emerging drug discovery technology, through its long term Growth Through Innovation Strategy. Within the new Data Science and AI Group, you will be working with colleagues to build data management and analysis foundations for the future. Apply

PLEXTEK : Project Manager/Senior Project Manager – Due to the project-driven nature of our business, you would play a pivotal role across the whole range of development activities undertaken by Plextek. You will be highly customer-facing, working with the sales team to sell our projects, and acting as principal client contact during project delivery. Apply

MEDIATEK : Analogue/RF Layout Engineer – We are looking to recruit an Analogue/RF Layout Engineer to join our team, developing multimode transceivers and related IP for mobile phones.  This position offers an excellent development opportunity for the right candidate. Apply

Microsoft Research : Researcher: Security – Security and privacy are arguably the most significant concerns for enterprises and consumers using public cloud platforms.The Confidential Computing group at Microsoft Research Cambridge has been conducting pioneering research in the design of systems that guarantees strong security and privacy properties to cloud users. Apply

Qualcomm Technologies International : Staff Engineer (ASIC Architect)- QCT – ASIC Design Engineer, working in Digital Design Team based in Cambridge, contributes to development of CPU based subsystems and provides support for DSP integration. Duties include RTL development, micro-architectural explorations through synthesis and power estimation and verification. This role will be primarily focused on development of Qualcomms class leading Audio SoCs for next generation audio platforms. Apply

ICAV Cluster: 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. More importantly, you will seek ways of continuous process improvement as well as instil active application of development team best practice.  Apply

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