Don Dhaniwal

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

We are proud to say that our ICAV, 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

Rising stars: Companies growing fast in the Midlands

Conigital, set up in 2015, makes autonomous vehicle technology that works alongside its ride-hailing and sharing app, and a fleet management platform for transport authorities and mobility services. The company has recently completed a project at Southampton airport, where a bus driven by its autonomous technology was used to take passengers from the long-stay car park to the terminal. Read More

PoliMOVE wins the Autonomous Challenge at CES

PoliMOVE competed at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a field of five teams from five countries representing seven universities to win the $150,000 grand prize. The rules of the IAC competition required each team to qualify in a high-speed autonomous race car time trial competition determining their seed in the head-to-head passing competition. Read More

Volvo To Start Selling Its First Autonomous Vehicle This Year

Volvo announced an autonomous driving system called Ride Pilot at the Consumer Electronics Show. Volvo customers in California will have access to Ride Pilot as a subscription service at some point after 2022. Based on comments made by Volvo’s Chief Technologies Officer Henrik Green, Ride Pilot would exceed the Society of Automotive Engineers criteria for Level 3 vehicle autonomy. Read More

Britain poised to unlock well of untapped digital innovation

Britain is set to unleash a wave of economic growth by unlocking a well of untapped digital innovation, according to Chancellor Rishi Sunak. Fast growing startups and fintech firms are poised to propel the UK economy into a new digital age. The UK has already laid the foundations to allow innovative tech companies to reach their full potential, according to Sunak. Read More

GM’s Self-Driving Cadillac Concept Is All About Luxury

General Motors introduced its vision for autonomous cars at CES today with a concept vehicle from Cadillac. The result is an electric-powered luxury sedan that focuses on comfort, while off-loading the driving responsibilities to the onboard computer. The car is called InnerSpace, and it looks like it belongs in a science-fiction film. Even GM’s idea for the vehicle comes off as a little dystopian. Read More

Udelv rolls out cab-less Transporter autonomous delivery vehicle

Udelv, a Silicon Valley venture-backed company, has unveiled its first cab-less autonomous electric delivery vehicle for multi-stop delivery, the Transporter, which utilizes the Mobileye Drive self-driving system. The multi-stop electric delivery vehicle features a proprietary, self-contained, hot swappable modular cargo pod called the uPod. Read More

Dallas wants to be the site of Ford and Argo AI’s next autonomous vehicle facility

Dallas council members will vote on whether to approve an economic development agreement with Ford in the hopes of being home to the automaker’s next autonomous vehicle facility, reported The Dallas Morning News. Ford, an investor and customer of AV technology company Argo AI, is working with Argo to commercialize the self-driving technology. Read More

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Member Requests

If you have an Automation project or looking to partner with a leading UK Driverless technology and mobility company. Please register your interest here 

Featured Events

January 12th, 2022 – Digital Business Meetup – Digital Cities. If you are an innovative SME with an idea, product or service which can improve the way people connect and travel, join this event to hear about the latest funding and support opportunities available to you, share some of your innovation stories and network with other businesses to spark new collaborations. Register Here

January 18th, 2022 – 5G Private Networks for Public Services. This interactive online event will provide an exploration into the latest developments in the use of private networks in delivering public services such as healthcare, social care and education. We’ll be looking at both the local authority and infrastructure provider perspective, as well as highlighting the role that UK5G plays in connecting places. Register Here

COVID 19 EVENT NOTICE

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

Virtual Study Group: Post Covid-19 Recovery – Communities of the Future: January 12th, 2022 – This three-day study group will explore some challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic faced by local authorities. The next session will be a three-day event between the 12th-14th January 2022 on the topics of Recovery from the Pandemic: Future Communities. This three-day event will be an intensive session bringing mathematical scientists and other disciplines together to solve end user-defined challenges. Register Here

Digital Business Meetup – Digital Cities: January 12th, 2022 – If you are an innovative SME with an idea, product or service which can improve the way people connect and travel, join us for this event to hear about the latest funding and support opportunities available to you, share some of your innovation stories and network with other businesses to spark new collaborations. Register Here

Building Talent for the Future 2 – Expression of Interest Briefing: January 12th, 2022 – This competition briefing is supporting the creation and delivery of industry focused course content and materials to support skills and training across PEMD manufacturing and supply chains to collaborate and grow. Register Here

Innovation funding for the commercialisation of quantum technologies: January 17th, 2022 – A virtual competition briefing event will be held on Monday 17 January 2022, hosted by UKRI and Innovate UK KTN. Attendees will be able to hear more about the scope of the competition and the application process. There will also be opportunities for further discussion and consultations with the quantum team from Innovate UK and there will be networking opportunities for attendees. Register Here

AI Adoption Roundtables: UK End-User Review 2022: January 18th, 2022 – Between 18-20 January, Innovate UK, Innovate UK KTN and the Office for Artificial Intelligence will organise a series of roundtables bringing together end-users from different industries to assess the extent to which the sector appetite and readiness for AI adoption has been impacted by Covid-19 and Brexit. Register Here

5G Private Networks for Public Services: January 18th, 2022 – This interactive online event will provide an exploration into the latest developments in the use of private networks in delivering public services such as healthcare, social care and education. We’ll be looking at both the local authority and infrastructure provider perspective, as well as highlighting the role that UK5G plays in connecting places. Register Here

Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Readiness 2022 Programme Launch: January 24th, 2022 – Find out more about the second Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Readiness Programme. Hear about the success of the 2021 Programme, what the 2022 Programme involves and how to apply. Register Here

Innovate Local North West: January 25th, 2022 – Join your local business leaders, industrial researchers, entrepreneurs, support agencies and policymakers, and share views on the strategic priorities for innovation that the pioneers in the area are developing. Join this event to make a difference. Innovate Local North West is for innovators in and around Lancaster, South Cumbria and beyond. Register Here

More events can be found here

COVID 19 Grant & Support Information

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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

APC 20: Developing automotive technologies and growing capability towards net zero – The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) provides funding, support and insight for the development of low carbon and net zero automotive technologies. It aims to support the UK’s transition towards net zero product manufacturing and supply chain in the UK automotive sector. Read More

Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 17 – The Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) is an Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) programme that aims to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain. This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition, which is the first stage in a two stage process. Your EoI application outlines your proposal and potential benefits to the UK. Read More

SBRI – Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance: Phase 1 – This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by Innovate UK as a continuation of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance (CERAF) competition, which focussed on academic innovation. The aim of the competition is to demonstrate and deploy innovative solutions that integrate climate and environmental factors into financial services. Read More

Commercialising quantum technologies: feasibility studies round 3 – Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £6 million in innovation projects. This funding is from the ISCF Commercialising quantum technologies challenge. The aim of this competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK. Read More

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 5 – UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £8 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not-for-profits. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme allows a UK registered business or not-for-profit organisation 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

NATEP helping SMEs innovate in aerospace – Autumn 2021 – The aim of this competition is to provide help for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop innovative aerospace technologies. These will enhance your capabilities and increase your ability to win new business. Read More

Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2021 – Smart is Innovate UK’s ‘open grant funding’ programme. 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

EUREKA GlobalStars Taiwan digital industrial collaborations – This competition is for UK businesses that want to apply to the Globalstars EUREKA call. Please visit the EUREKA call for proposals web page if you are not a UK applicant. The aim of this competition is to identify collaborators and collaboration projects between UK and Taiwanese businesses. Read More

More funding can be found here

Featured Jobs

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Conigital: ROS Developer – Conigital is looking for a ROS Developer to support ongoing development. Reporting to the AV Team Lead, the data scientist will be working within a successful and motivated team. As a specialist in ROS one will have to devote her/his expertise to leverage the current development in the field of Autonomous Vehicle (AV) development. You should be experienced in Robotic Operating System (ROS), ROS1 and ROS2, various sensors, navigation, control system, and robot programming. Expertise in sensor integration, sensor data acquisition, sensor data synchronisation and sensor data processing for modular integration is required. Apply

Conigital: Typescript Developer – Remote Role – Conigital is looking to supplement our existing Software Engineering team by adding the best skills into our team. Due to year on year growth, we are recruiting an experienced Typescript Developer. This is an exciting time to join Conigital and help shape the future of the business and product portfolio. This role will suit a pro-active candidate who is able to demonstrate technical leadership strong communication skills. Apply 

KTN: Nigeria Country Lead – Global Alliance Africa – In 2019, KTN embarked on an exciting six year project, the Global Alliance Africa, aiming to strengthen a shared innovation ecosystem spanning South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and the UK. The project aligns with the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) objectives by forging strategic partnerships amongst innovation stakeholders to enable more effective knowledge transfer and collaboration for stronger local innovation and business environments, helping to achieve long-term ambitions in job creation, inclusive growth and poverty reduction. Apply

ICAV Cluster: Robotics Software Engineer –  Our client is a leading UK driverless vehicle and mobility company expanding internationally and on a mission to find the very best people to be part of our success and join the driverless revolution that will disrupt and transform the world of transport. Due to year on year growth they are recruiting a experienced ROS Developer. You will be reporting to the Autonomous Vehicle Team Lead and support the development testing and integration of hardware and a ROS Drive by Wire system onto our clients Connected Autonomous Vehicle. Apply

Conigital: Full Stack JavaScript Developer – Remote Role –  Conigital is looking to supplement existing Software Engineering team by adding the best skills into our team. Due to year on year growth, we are recruiting an experienced Full Stack JavaScript Developer. This is an exciting time to join Conigital and help shape the future of the business and product portfolio. This role will suit a pro-active candidate who is able to demonstrate technical leadership strong communication skills. You will take responsibility for developing key aspects and functions that form the backbone of product portfolio. Apply

ICAV Cluster: Motion Planning Engineer (Autonomous Driving) –  As a Motion Planning Engineer, you will be responsible for the development of environment modeling, motion planning, and behavioral prediction algorithms, and software that enables an autonomous vehicle to interact with its environment. You will have the chance to work with expert team & implementing these algorithms on high tech hardware that will allow you to explore algorithms that were traditionally too costly on edge computing systems. Apply

University of Warwick: AV IT Technician – The University of Warwick Audio Visual team is responsible for the design, integration and support of a wide range of AV and IT equipment and forms part of the central IT Services department, support meeting, teaching, research and commercial spaces equipped with AV technology and deliver complimentary services to support both staff and student activities at Warwick. The AV technology we provide is continually evolving, and therefore, we are looking for a new AV/IT Technician to join our team. We are looking for someone who is outgoing and passionate about technology, to excel in this customer facing role. Apply

More jobs can be found here

Top Jobs

ICAV: Recruitment Consultant –  This role will suit someone who is ambitious, tenacious and hungry to fast-track their career. You will provide a range of recruitment services for both large blue chip, public sector and niche SMEs in the technology and transport space. The intelligent Mobility and Connected Autonomous Vehicle (driverless) market is a new emerging market predicted to be valued to be over £51Bn by 2030. We offer self-motivated recruitment professionals a real opportunity to excel in this area giving you the tools and support to succeed and at the same time the autonomy and independence to feel real job satisfaction and make the role your own. Apply

Conigital: Project Manager with Business Development –  Conigital are looking for a self-motivated person who wants to work as part of a small team delivering exciting projects for the future transport sector and grow the business. You will have the ability to manage projects, write and manage bids and build relationships with clients. On the job training and guidance will be provided so if you feel like you do not meet all the requirements, we still encourage you to apply. Apply

KTN: Knowledge Transfer Manager – Global Alliance Africa – The Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM) is accountable for working effectively with the Country Lead in the successful and timely implementation of Global Alliance Africa activities in Nigeria to achieve their objectives and impacts,  Strengthening the prominence and upholding the value of KTN Global Alliance’s strategic objectives in Nigeria as the key innovation network nationally and regionally. Apply 

ICAV Cluster: Digital Marketing and Events Manager – An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Digital Marketing and Events Manager to join a online membership organisation in the intelligent Mobility and Connected Autonomous Vehicle (driverless) market. You will be working with key stakeholders to develop this cluster consisting of blue chip organisations from both public and private sectors including Government agencies, Universities, Automotive, IT and professional services who are all interested in being part of an ecosystem. Apply  

WMCA: Graduate ICT Specialist, Cyber Security – WMCA is looking for a talented Cyber Security graduate to join our team on a 12-month fixed-term contract. The role will be working closely with our cyber security lead specialist to cover a range of technologies, security disciplines and SOC tasks. As well as having a focus on cyber security, the role will include supporting the wider Digital & Data environment and will be involved in delivery of projects and day to day support requests and incidents. Apply 

ICAV Cluster: Data Scientist [AI and Optimisation Specialist] –  ICAV Cluster is looking for an AI and Optimisation Specialist, You will be working on Multi-objective Optimization projects in the transport and energy sectors using Metaheuristic Algorithms. You will be working with our technical lead deploying and integrating our propriety EAs algorithms to explore a variety of datasets to drive greater value and business insight supporting near Realtime decision making in dynamic situations. Apply

WMCA: Retrofit Co-ordinator – As Retrofit Co-ordinator you’ll visit people’s homes and work with contractors and designers to ensure energy efficiencies are delivered how they should be. You’ll be the direct contact between residents and our project teams and will supervise retrofit co-ordination and assessment of domestic dwellings under multiple concurrent PAS 2035 projects. A key part of delivering the programme is ensuring the quality of installations, good outcomes for residents and embedding a continuous improvement cycle for all your programmes. 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. You will support technical review and have a passion to design, develop and implement quality software solutions to be deployed at scale. Apply

More jobs can be found here