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CONIGITAL CAMPAIGN

Conigital raises over £1M in Seedrs crowdfunding campaign

Conigital, a driverless vehicle and transport company with global ambitions have launched a crowd funding campaign with Seedrs, with plans to raise £1M on the platform and have hit their target within one day and now actively overfunding. Read More 

UK’s first ROBOT delivery vehicle completes first shift

This is said to be the first autonomous electric delivery vehicle to be operational on British roads and it has already completed its first shift. Called the Kar-go, it has been built by Academy of Robotics and uses artificial intelligence to provide contact-free deliveries of goods. Developers say it has a unique ‘vision system’ to manoeuvre itself around the nation’s roads. Read More 

HONDA

Honda to mass-produce Level 3 autonomous cars by March

Honda claims it will be the first automaker to mass-produce vehicles with autonomous capabilities that meet SAE Level 3 standards, with plans to begin producing and selling a version of its Honda Legend luxury sedan with fully approved automated driving equipment in Japan from next March. Read More 

China Wants Self-Driving Tech in Half of New Cars by 2025

China aims to have vehicles with partial self-driving technology account for 50% of all new-auto sales by 2025, double its previous goal, as the country encourages local companies to pull ahead of the U.S. in the field. Under a plan released Wednesday, new vehicles with “level 2” or “level 3” automation are to make up 70% of sales by 2030. Read More
SMART CITIES

Smart village trials autonomous shuttle and private mobile network

Smart villages and connected neighbourhoods are being developed throughout the world. Paerata Rise, an Auckland housing development, will be New Zealand’s first smart village. The development will be equipped with a private mobile network in the form of a smart eco-system; it will also offer an autonomous shuttle to transport members of the neighbourhood around the community. Read More

AI

Kyocera Unveils Concept Moeye Autonomous Vehicle

Kyocera, a global leader in electronics and industrial innovation, has developed Moeye, a concept electric autonomous vehicle packaged in a retro body design. The concept highlights changing relationships between people and automobiles and features futuristic “aerial” display and next-generation technologies for optical camouflage, audio, lighting, and even fragrance. Read More

Huawei proposes ‘5.5G’ focused on industrial uses, autonomous driving

Chinese technology company Huawei today proposed an evolution of fifth generation (5G) networks called “5.5G”, which would focus on improving connections to allow industrial use and areas like autonomous driving. In a forum on telecommunications held at Shanghai, president of the Huawei investment review board, said 5G will be the mobile standard in the world before 2030. Read More

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Featured EVENT

Workshop on Traffic Simulation and Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Modeling November 16th – 18th  – Transportation system simulation is widely used to support the business processes of transportation agencies including those related to planning, design, operation, management, and safety of increasingly complex multi-modal transportation systems. The advent of connected, automated, shared, and electric (CASE) vehicles provide challenges to be addressed with simulation. This virtual workshop will bring together researchers, vendors, and users of transportation system simulation to identify persistent challenges, discuss solution approaches, present recent research findings, and identify future research needs related to traffic simulation modeling. Register Here

Cenex Connected Automated Mobility November 18 –  In the virtual edition of the Cenex Connected Automated Mobility Event, Mark Brackstone will present the OmniCAV project. Mark Brackstone joins the panel to explain how the OmniCAV consortium, in which Aimsun is lead partner, is developing a simulation test environment that can provide a robust certification tool for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) to accelerate safe CAV development. Register Here

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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

Workshop on Traffic Simulation and Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Modeling November 16th – 18th – Transportation system simulation is widely used to support the business processes of transportation agencies including those related to planning, design, operation, management, and safety of increasingly complex multi-modal transportation systems. The advent of connected, automated, shared, and electric (CASE) vehicles provide challenges to be addressed with simulation.  Read More

Spectrum: from scarcity to abundance in one WRC… but does mmWave work for small cells? November 17 – At this event we will explore the issues of using mmWave in 5G deployments and see what can be learnt from other deployments such as WiGig. We take a look at what sort of use cases will really benefit from mmWave, how these may be affected by regulatory and planning issues, and how in particular this affects the demands on and for small cells. Read More

MTEX Marketing Technology Expo November 18th – 19th – Welcome to Europe’s leading martech event, connecting forward thinking marketers with the technology, tools and techniques they need to stay ahead in the ever-changing world of digital marketing In 2020 we will be coming to you virtually on the 18-19 November through our online platform. We’ll bring the same great content that gives visitors the opportunity to hear from expert speakers in our comprehensive seminar programme. Read More

Cenex Connected Automated Mobility November 18th – 19th – In the virtual edition of the Cenex Connected Automated Mobility Event, Mark Brackstone will present the OmniCAV project. Verification and Validation, showcasing emerging approaches to low-cost verification and validation for connected automated mobility. Mark Brackstone joins the panel to explain how the OmniCAV consortium, in which Aimsun is lead partner, is developing a simulation test environment that can provide a robust certification tool for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) to accelerate safe CAV development. Read More

5G for content acquisition and distribution – Session 1 November 24 – The Content Production & Delivery group are delivering a two part webinar series exploring ‘5G for content acquisition and distribution’ These online SIG events will introduce participants to the state of play with 5G for content distribution and production and the path to delivering the benefits 5G. Aspirational discussion of benefits of 5G for content production and distribution needs to be turned into operational reality. Read More

SPIN: Sustainable Production Innovation Network November 24th – The Sustainable Production Innovation Network (SPIN) has been designed to bring together businesses from all sectors to present and discuss solutions and challenges surrounding all aspects of sustainability. Read More

The future of urban movement November 26th – Following lockdown earlier this year, cities have seen significant decreases in the amount of traffic using their road networks and associated improvements in air quality. Bus networks have seen patronage collapse and there has been a decrease in the amount of people walking and cycling although not as significant as falls in road traffic. Read More

More events can be found here

COVID 19 Grant & Support Information

COVID-19: Government guidance for employees, employers and businesses

This guidance also provides details of support available to businesses including:

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Deferring VAT and Self-Assessment payments
  • Statutory sick pay relief package for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and other Grants
  • New lending facility from the Bank of England to help support liquidity among larger firms

Funding Calls & Opportunities

Innovation continuity loans: Strand 3 November 2020 new project competition : Innovate UK is offering up to £210 million in loans to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and third sector organisations that have a challenge in continuing, completing or following on an innovation project. Loans are for organisations that find themselves facing a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds resulting directly from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

ATI programme: R&D funding for smaller business, expression of interest, Autumn 2020 : UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out industry-led civil aerospace collaborative R&D projects. This funding is from the ATI Programme. Read More

Transforming Foundation industries: Investor partner selection : Investors can apply to align their investments with up to £7 million grant funding from Innovate UK to make foundation industries globally competitive. This funding is from the ISCF. Read More

SBRI competition – Modernising Energy Data Applications phase 1: Organisations can apply for a share of £750,000, inclusive of VAT, to develop data applications that help to address core challenges faced in the UK. Read More

SMEs transforming food production: series A investor partnership: UK registered SMEs that are transforming food production towards net zero can apply for a share of up to £5 million in grant support. This must align with a series A investment. The grant funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Read More

ATI Programme strategic batch: expression of interest November 2020 : The ATI Programme funds industrial research and investment aid for research infrastructures to make the UK civil aerospace sector more competitive. Read More

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2020 to 2021, round 5: The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme allows a UK registered business or not-for-profit organisation (which we will refer to collectively as the ‘business partner’ from now on) to partner with a UK higher education (HE) or further education (FE) institution, RTO or Catapult (which we will refer to as the ‘knowledge base partner’). Read More

African agriculture knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2020 to 2021, round 5 : UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £2 million to help fund an innovation project with another knowledge base and a business partner registered in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa. Read More

UK and Canada bio-manufacturing innovations in cell and gene therapies : Innovate UK has partnered with The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) for this funding opportunity aimed at UK SMEs. This competition aims to identify UK partners who will bring innovative solutions to support and collaborate with the NRC Challenge Program in Health and Disruptive Technologies for Cell and Gene Therapy. Read More

ISCF Future Plastic Packaging Solutions : Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £2 million from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme for early-stage projects.The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge aims to establish the UK as a leading innovator in smart and sustainable plastic packaging for consumer products. Its goals are to deliver cleaner growth across the supply chain, with a dramatic reduction in plastic waste entering the environment by 2025. Read More

SBRI: Innovate at HS2 2020, phase 1 : This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd. The aim of the competition is to deliver innovation that will drive project efficiencies and process optimisations during the design and construction phase of High Speed 2. Read More

More funding can be found here

Featured Jobs

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Conigital: Systems Engineer – Conigital is looking for a Systems Engineer with interest in Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES), you will be working on our Next Generation Operational Management System initially focused within the Energy Sector, but also supporting Transport related activities. Apply

KTN: Head of Stakeholder Relationships –  The Head of Stakeholder Relationships is responsible working closely with KTN’s CEO and Executive team providing advice and support to strengthen existing and develop new strategic partners over the next 5 years. Providing strategic account management to KTN’s first and largest client and partner, Innovate UK, ensuring that: specified programmes exceed impact and quality expectations, all targets are met related to those programmes; connections are strong across all relevant parts of the relationship and that there is a continuous and passionate focus on improvement. Identifying and developing potential areas to build new potential strategic partners, Government clients and policy initiatives where KTN can connect for positive change. Apply

KTN: Financial Accountant – The role will be responsible for financial management of KTN accounts, supporting the Finance Manager to deliver an efficient and robust financial management service to support the operations of KTN. Additionally, this role will oversee the Finance Transactional Team to ensure a high level of accuracy and efficiency. We are seeking a determined and collaborative Finance professional to deliver a high quality finance service to KTNs internal and external stakeholders. Apply

The University of Warwick: Innovation Manager (Partner Engagement) x3 – The ideal candidate will have experience in management / Business Development, either within a Small to Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) or working with SMEs in the supply chain. The candidate is required to be a great listener and confident communicator, with a client-focussed approach and a proven track-record of success through collaborative working with partners and colleagues. The ability to build relationships with industrial and academic collaborators to harness capability, and to shape opportunities for business growth, is essential. Ideally, you will have experience of, or a drive to further, digital manufacturing and /or low emission mobility (such as vehicle electrification or intelligent vehicles) and a passion for working with manufacturing companies. Apply

Redtail Telematics : Production Test Engineer – The candidate will ideally have experience of working with third party “contract equipment manufacturers”, operating across time zones and cultural boundaries. The candidate must have experience of design, development, commissioning and support of automatic test equipment (ATE) for electronic products for volume manufacture. Candidates with experience in the automotive or wireless products sectors will be of particular interest. Experience and understanding of RF measurement practice – fixture design, screening and wiring techniques, test equipment. Apply

Catapult: Director of Air Mobility- The Director of Air Mobility will play a key role in enabling the Connected Places Catapult to successfully meet its strategic objectives to build the economy and develop businesses to service the creation of truly connected places.  Building on a core skillset of the Catapult, Air Mobility is a systems-led approach to address the future needs of the UK’s aviation, UAV and related sectors; including the technologies and services required to enable UK leadership and growth for the airborne movement of people and goods. Apply

Coderus: Backend Software Developer –  Part of the Innovation Martlesham high-tech cluster of companies, we offer a startup culture in which to really grow your career. As part of an enthusiastic team, you’ll be directly involved in the development of commercial software products for our clients, including a high-end international media company, and also our own innovative projects. Apply

Conigital: Full-Stack Developer – Reporting to the 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. You will support technical review and have a passion to design, develop and implement quality software solutions to be deployed at scale. Apply

Conigital: Data Scientist – The Data Scientist will build best-in-class technical solutions and support systems using the full 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 instill active application of development team best practice. Apply

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Top Jobs

KTN: Head of Integrated Systems –  As a head of Integrate Systems, you are responsible for designing and delivering KTN’s Integrated Systems plan to ensure it reflects the IT and data requirements to support the ambitious commitments laid out in our five-year strategy. The role will lead the IT and Data & CRM teams in support of the organisation through a professional high-quality provision of IT infrastructure, telecommunications, business systems and strategic planning of future IT and data architecture requirements to support the strategy and our employees. The role will have full responsibility for the IT Service Desk, Asset Management, Security/Compliance, including on and off boarding of all staff on IT related matters. It will also be responsible for an integrated data architecture that serves KTN’s data strategy and supports KTN’s communications & analytical activity. Apply

West Midlands Combined Authority : Partnerships and Engagement Strategic Lead – As a Partnerships and Engagement Strategic Lead, you will be responsible for leading and developing the partnerships and engagement function of the Public Service Reform and Inclusive Growth directorate. We are looking for somebody who is passionate about creating a fairer, greener and healthier West Midlands and building the partnerships and networks we need to bring real change across the region. From high-level collaborations to hands-on community engagement, we’re looking for someone who understands how the combined authority can add value to the important work being done by local partners to generate more inclusive and sustainable growth. Apply

University of Warwick: Senior Research Fellow (Aerospace) –  The successful candidate will need to have a good honours degree in a relevant subject, along with a PhD in a relevant discipline and be able to evidence their capability in a subset of the areas such as; understand lithium-ion battery degradation and failure mechanisms, develop algorithms for battery state estimation, diagnostic and prognostics, in-depth knowledge of electrochemical energy storage characterisation techniques and data collection and processing techniques, particularly applied to electrochemical energy storage system. Apply

Catapult : Innovation Business Analyst:As an Innovation Business Analyst, you would be joining our Business Modelling & Market Appraisal Team.  The role will provide high-quality data analysis, qualitative research, reporting, commercial and business intelligence on new technologies across a number of domains, including mobility and the built environment. Apply

Conigital Group: 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 Group: Cloud Architect – Reporting to the CTO, you will translate business needs to technical requirements and specifications for cloud-based portfolio of products, while improving the efficiency and operations of SaaS products. You will support technical review and have a passion to design and improve digital solutions to be deployed at scale. Apply

ICAV Cluster: Vehicle Integration Engineer – Reporting to the Technical Director, the Vehicle Integration Engineer Will Lead and drive forward the definition and implementation of a vehicle x-by-wire interface that will be used to integrate with a vehicle automation platform. The x-by-wire solution will be designed to be configurable across several target vehicles. The role is not just about developing the software but also about defining and integrating the electro-mechanical mechanisms and interfaces with existing vehicle systems (e.g. introducing epas, e-braking etc). Apply

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