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

Conigital & partners trial 5G Remote teleoperation service in driverless vehicle trial in Coventry

Dates have been announced for a trial-run of cutting-edge autonomy technology from Conigital, which will see autonomous cars tested on Coventry’s roads in collaboration with Coventry City Council, Coventry University, Applus IDIADA. The project, called Safely Advancing Vehicle Automation On Roads (SAVOR). Read More

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CW’s updated 5G Private Testbed accelerator kicks off

The new cohort of UK companies, spanning multiple sectors, will look to unlock transformative, practical benefits from extended real-world application testing. The four accelerator companies in the latest cohort are: Conigital – a British driverless vehicle company, automating the way people and goods move, through a vision of greener, more efficient mobility, for all. Read More

Autonomous vehicles will no longer require steering wheels in the US

“Through the 2020s, an important part of the US Department of Transportation’s safety mission will be to ensure safety standards keep pace with the development of automated driving and driver assistance systems,” said Pete Buttigieg, US transportation secretary. “This new rule is an important step, establishing robust safety standards for ADS-equipped vehicles.” Read More
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BMW Level 3 Autonomous Driving Tech Coming in 2025

Future iterations of BMW’s autonomous driving technology will be more connected, and not just to the growing internet of things.This week, BMW announced more details about its autonomous driving partnership with Qualcomm and Arriver that the three companies will jointly develop next-generation automated driving solutions that will offer Level 3 capabilities in the second half of 2025. Read More

Aeva becomes first FMCW 4D LiDAR supported on NVIDIA DRIVE autonomous vehicle platform

NVIDIA DRIVE enables developers to develop, train, test and validate safe self-driving technology at scale. Aeva delivers a unique advantage for perception in automated vehicles because it leverages per-point instant velocity information to detect and classify objects with higher confidence across longer ranges. Read More

Nissan uses a mini self-driving car to deliver a bowl of ramen across a restaurant with no spillages

Nissan has designed a mini self-driving car that can deliver a bowl of ramen across a restaurant without spilling a drop. The e-4ORCE Ramen Counter harnesses technology that allows it to remain steady as it whizzes along a table to deliver food to hungry diners. It is built with a flat tray on top where a soup bowl can sit. Read More

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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

March 22nd, 2022 – Innovative Digital Technologies in Production Systems. The Made Smarter Innovation Network webinars will showcase the journeys of manufacturers who have been innovative in their adoption of digital technologies to improve performance, alongside digital technology providers creating innovative solutions to aid the manufacturers journey. Register Here

March 24th, 2022 – Bristol to Swindon – Business Insights and Challenges. This event is for all investable businesses located in the Greater Bristol and Bath, Wiltshire, or Gloucestershire area who are looking to share their business challenges and learn how they can be supported to achieve their innovation goals. 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

Manual for Smart Streets launch: March 21st, 2022 – The Manual for Smart Streets is intended to provide guidance to support local authorities in implementing technology that supports traffic management and the operation of streets. The event is particularly important for Local Authorities, their consultants and suppliers. Register Here

Technology family workshops: AI, Digital and Advanced Computing: March 21st, 2022 –Join us on 21st March at 2pm for the second of these sessions: AI Digital and Advanced Computing. Register to get the opportunity to hear from our panel of expert speakers on important topics and ask questions about this technological family. You will also have the opportunity to discuss the topic with other attendees and make connections during our breakout sessions after the session. Register Here

Rail Innovation Exhibition 2022: March 22nd, 2022 – The Rail Innovation Exhibition 2022 is a hybrid event, taking place in person in London and online, to showcase some of the most exciting innovations and projects the rail sector has to offer. A showcase of the best in rail innovation brought to you by the Department for Transport (DfT), Innovate UK, Innovate UK KTN, and the Railway Industry Association (RIA). Register Here

Aberdeen Harbour: A Blueprint for Green Ports in the UK: March 22nd, 2022 – Since being awarded more than £400,000 from the Department for Transport’s Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, Aberdeen Harbour, in conjunction with Connected Places Catapult, Buro Happold and the Tyndall Centre, is completing a feasibility study on the introduction of green shore power at its berths. This event is a unique opportunity to understand more about Aberdeen Harbour’s steps to become a net zero port. Register Here

Innovative Digital Technologies in Production Systems: March 22nd, 2022 – The Made Smarter Innovation Network webinars will showcase the journeys of manufacturers who have been innovative in their adoption of digital technologies to improve performance, alongside digital technology providers creating innovative solutions to aid the manufacturers journey. Register Here

InSilicoUK network launch: March 22nd, 2022 – Join this event on 22nd March 2022 for the online launch of the InSilicoUK network, co-created with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the British Standards Institute, the Association of British HealthTech Industries, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, techUK and Avicenna Alliance. Register Here

Bristol to Swindon – Business Insights and Challenges: March 24th, 2022 – This event is for all investable businesses located in the Greater Bristol and Bath, Wiltshire, or Gloucestershire area who are looking to share their business challenges and learn how they can be supported to achieve their innovation goals. Register Here

MACH 2022: April 4th, 2022 – April 8th, 2022 – MACH is a fantastic event for both exhibitors and visitors. Showcasing live, digital production systems in one space, under one roof, hundreds of millions of pounds worth of business is discussed, secured and completed at the event. 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

SBRI – digital technologies for robotic nuclear decommissioning – This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA). This is a single phase competition. Your project must focus only on the development of bespoke technologies and methodologies in one of the 5 challenges in the LongOps programme. Read More 

Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 1 – Innovate UK is offering up to £25 million in loans to micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Loans are for highly innovative late stage research and development (R&D) projects with the best potential for the future. There should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact. Read More

Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 19 – The Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) is an Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) programme that aims to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain. It offers a share of up to £1billion of funding for capital and associated industrial research projects. This will be to support the industrialisation of a high value, electrified automotive supply at scale in the UK. Read More

Horizon Europe Guarantee – EIT KICs 2021 – This funding route is to deliver the UK Government’s Horizon Europe guarantee. Specifically it covers retrospective funding for UK partners involved in EIT-KIC activities in the 2021 calendar year who have been unable to receive EIT funding. Read More

Horizon Europe Guarantee – EIC 2021 – This funding route is to deliver the UK Government’s Horizon Europe guarantee. Specifically it covers funding for successful applicants to the EIC 2021 Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator calls. UK-based organisations who are partners on successful applications to EIC 2021 calls. Read More

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2022 to 2023, round 1 – The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme 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 knowledge base partner’ (either a UK higher education (HE) or further education (FE) institution, research and technology organisation (RTO) or Catapult). Read More

Eureka Eurostars 3: call 2 – This competition is for UK micro, small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that want to apply to the Eurostars Programme 3, call 2. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2.5 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research. Read More

UK-Singapore Collaborative R&D – Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £3 million in innovation projects in partnership with Enterprise Singapore. This competition has an open scope. The aim of this competition is to fund business led collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research. Your proposal must include at least one partner from the UK and one partner from Singapore. Read More

UK-South Korea Collaborative R&D – The aim of this competition is to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research. Your proposal must include at least one partner from the UK and one partner from South Korea. The funded projects  are expected to result in a new product, industrial process or service, be innovative, involve a technological risk, and have high market potential in the participating countries. Read More

More funding can be found here

Featured Jobs

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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

Conigital: Motion Control Engineer – Autonomous Vehicles – You will take responsible for the development of environment modeling, motion Control, and behavioral prediction algorithms, and software that enables an autonomous vehicle to interact with its environment. You will have the chance to work with an 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

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 

WMCA: Senior Investment Portfolio Manager –  As our Senior Investment Portfolio Manager, you’ll work with the Investment and Commercial Activities Director to ensure best value for money is being achieved across the portfolio of investments. You’ll play a key role in monitoring performance and assessing impacts of business case change requests, acting as a critical friend working alongside our partners to achieve best outcome.  Additionally, you’ll embed an effective way of evaluating projects upon completion. This is a key role reporting directly to the Director of Investment and Commercial Activities and will support the delivery of the WMCA investment strategy. Apply

KTN: Finance Business Partner – The Finance Business Partner (FBP) will ensure the provision of high quality financial advice, information, analysis and interpretation to Project Managers, Priority Leads, Budget Holders, Senior Managers and Directors to strengthen effective decision making, meaningful performance management and enable achieving strategic goals within a Directorate area. The FBP will engage actively with internal stakeholders at both a strategic and operational level from a financial perspective in order to support the delivery of an effective, efficient and robust financial management of Innovate UK KTN’s portfolios. Apply

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: 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

Catapult: Executive Director of Delivery – As the Executive Director of Delivery responsible for a third of the organisation through five Delivery Directorates, this is an opportunity to play a key role in the leadership of our business. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), this is a delivery focused role, requiring a strong leader with a highly collaborative approach who can work closely with other Executive Directors in the organisation to deliver the Catapult’s strategy and achieve growth targets. You will provide inspirational and inclusive leadership to a multi-disciplinary team, delivering our projects and initiatives to time, cost, and quality, with an important level of focus on outcomes, benefit realisation and customer satisfaction. Apply

More jobs can be found here

Top Jobs

ICAV: Senior Bid Writer- Remote –  You will be working closely with internal and external stakeholders to create high-quality compelling bids to secure £multi-million projects. You should be able to demonstrate a successful track record of winning commercial and grant proposals (Innovate UK and Horizion 2020) and ideally come from a technical background but more important is your communication and analytical skills to conduct market research, lead Consortiums, run storyboard sessions, translate technical jargon into english, extract winning ideas, manage mulitple bids and off course the ability to put pen to paper and craft a winning bid. 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

Catapult: Bid Co-Ordinator – The Bid Coordinator helps Connected Places Catapult’s Bid Team to deliver successful bids that grow our income and impact, by creating and helping to manage tools and content that Bid Managers can use to structure and produce effective bidsand by supporting Bid Managers in the creation of large, complex bids – including gathering input from across delivery team stakeholders, consortia and partners, and producing bid models to plan the resourcing and finances of a project. 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

WMCA: Management Information Analyst –  As Management Information Analyst, you’ll be part of a team collecting, manipulating, interpreting and assessing different forms of performance information to support decision making across the organisation. By using your extensive knowledge of information management tools, you’ll be able to present complex data in easy-to understand, visually rich way. You’ll build positive relationships with internal customers and stakeholders to develop a better understanding of what is being delivered across the region, what is working well and identifying what the impact is to the residents of the West Midlands. 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

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

KTN: Finance Assistant – Purpose of the role is to assist the Financial Accounting and Management Reporting Supervisor to deliver an effective, efficient, and robust financial accounting and management reporting function to support the operations of Innovate UK KTN Limited. Assisting with improving processes, policies, and maximising relationships with stakeholders, both internal & external. Apply  

KTN: Legal and Contracts Manager – Innovate UK KTN has an ambitious strategy for quality delivery and commercial growth and the Legal and Contracts Manager will have an integral role in achieving this. You will be responsible for supporting KTN as a business to achieve high conversion of bids to contracts, to deliver against contractual commitments and to develop an increasingly broad and strong capability to develop successful new external partnerships. 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, this new emerging market predicted to be valued to be over £51Bn by 2030 in the UK alone. 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 

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

More jobs can be found here