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

Europe’s most complete CAV test center now fully open

Automotive testing consultancy Horiba Mira has announced that its Assured CAV connected and autonomous vehicle test center is now fully open. The facility has been gradually coming online over the last few months. The first elements were completed late last year. And more recently a dedicated smart parking test area was opened, as reported in the March 2022 edition of TTi magazine. Read More

National Highways Set out System for Connected and Autonomous Plant

National Highways will be unveiling a new industry-wide scoring system for Connected and Autonomous Plant (CAP) to construction bosses at the Futureworx event. Visitors to the industry event will be given the first look at the new CAP levels which will score machinery according to its level of automation. This standardised measure, the first of its kind, will offer clarity, Read More

Mercedes will accept legal liability if its autonomous tech crashes

A future where your car ferries you to work while you doze off in the driver’s seat is still years away from becoming a reality. However, Mercedes is taking the first step toward such a future by accepting legal liability if its car crashes while using its Drive Pilot tech, the brand’s SAE Level 3 Advanced Driver Assistance System. Mercedes could deploy it on US roads by the end of the year, reports Road and Track. Read More

aiMotive releases data-driven pipeline for autonomous vehicle development

Autonomous driving technology developer aiMotive has announced the latest addition to its product portfolio, aiData, which it says is an integrated, cost-efficient, data-driven pipeline for automated driving. The tool had been used for several years as an in-house development tool and will now be available to selected partners and customers. Read More

Cyber-Attacks Can Fool LiDAR on Autonomous Vehicles

Scientists have now revealed the first attack strategy that can fool industry-standard autonomous vehicle LiDAR sensors into believing nearby objects are closer or further than they actually are, new findings that could lead ways to defend these machines against such attacks. A major challenge that researchers developing autonomous vehicles worry about is protecting them against attacks. Read More

Toyota and Aurora test autonomous transportation service in Texas

From Japan toyota engine and dawn Innovation Inc, a US developer of automated driving systems, has started testing an autonomous transport fleet in Texas, with two security operators and no passengers on board, Aurora said. Toyota Sienna The minivans, retrofitted with Aurora’s autonomous driving system, will be tested on highways. Read More

DRIVE Map Scalable Multimodal Engine Announced

With detailed knowledge of the world and everything in it, maps provide the foresight that AI uses to make advanced and safe driving decisions. In his GTC keynote address, Media Debut founder and CEO Jensen Huang introduced Media Debut DRIVE Map, a multi-modal mapping platform designed to enable the highest levels of autonomy and enhance security. 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 31st, 2022 – Intelligent Mobility Accelerator – Cohort 6 Application Support. Are you a disruptive start-up with innovative solutions that can improve the UK transport system? Join this event for the Intelligent Mobility Accelerator Application Support Webinar to learn more about this world-leading accelerator programme. Register Here

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April 4th – April 8th , 2022 – MACH 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

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

Intelligent Mobility Accelerator – Cohort 6 Application Support: March 31st, 2022 – Are you a disruptive start-up with innovative solutions that can improve the UK transport system? Join this event for the Intelligent Mobility Accelerator Application Support Webinar to learn more about this world-leading accelerator programme. 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

Milton Keynes Accelerator application support webinar: April 5th, 2022 – Join this event for the Milton Keynes Accelerator application support webinar. The MK accelerator is a brand-new programme sponsored by Milton Keynes Council and powered by Connected Places Catapult, designed to support SMEs with innovative solutions which can improve connectivity and boost urban sustainability in the city. Register Here

Transport Innovation Online Summit 2022: April 6th, 2022 – April 8th, 2022 – Intelligent Transport’s three-day annual public transport online summit will examine how innovation in ticketing, payments, DRT and MaaS is driving the next-stage evolution in public transport. Senior-level speakers from public transport authorities, agencies and operators as well as leading solution providers from around the world will discuss and share their lessons learnt throughout this flagship event. Public Transport/ Transit Agencies, Operators, Local Authorities, Cities & Government can attend for free. Register Here

Canada & UK Net Zero Value Chains – Transportation: April 7th, 2022 – Join this event for this online international competition briefing event, Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to invest up to £4 million in innovation projects that enable transition to net zero for the automotive, rail and maritime transportation sectors. Register Here

The Future of Air Mobility Accelerator Demo Day: April 20th, 2022 – Join this event on the 20th April for The Future of Air Mobility Accelerator Demo Day. The Future of Air Mobility (FAM) Accelerator is a new to market, challenge-led 6 month programme powered by Connected Places Catapult. 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

Driving the Electric Revolution: Building Talent for the Future 2 – UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4.5 million for innovative skills, talent, and training projects for Power Electronics, Motors and Drives (PEMD). This funding is from the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge. Read More 

Innovation in time resilience, dissemination and application – feasibility – Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is working with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to invest up to £4.7 million in innovation projects that contribute to resilient time, frequency and synchronisation (TFS) and its dissemination and application. Read More 

Innovation in time resilience, dissemination and application – demonstrator – UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4.7 million for business led innovation in resilient time, frequency and synchronisation. Read More 

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

Connected Places Catapult: Ecosystem Director – Integrated Infrastructure –  The integrated infrastructure ecosystem director develops CPC’s strategy for physical, digital and social infrastructure – working amongst others with major stakeholders in intelligent roads, water, energy, telecoms and closely with other connected places ecosystem verticals. They work in a team with others who bring horizontal expertise across peoples’ experience; connected intelligence; climate action; convening and designing; testing and demonstrating; and creating scale and impact with a view to enabling innovation and embedding innovation in functioning markets. 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: Knowledge Transfer Manager – Digital Transport – Purpose of the role is demonstrable leadership in digital transport to define, deliver and/or support programmes of work to enable innovative digital transport solutions. Provide innovation support to companies working in sustainable transport and associated industries, driving knowledge transfer between the science base and industry, promoting networking and enabling innovation. Apply 

Connected Places Catapult: Senior Product Manager (CReDo) –  The Senior Product Manager will play an important role in this flagship strategic investment project for CPC. The role will involve leading on engagement with diverse stakeholders including infrastructure asset owners, hosting providers, technology development partners, academics and government, honing use cases and understanding user need for the next phase of the demonstrator, and working with technology delivery partners to ensure the technical roadmap for the project is aligned to those use cases, the strategic purpose of the project for CPC, and make the case for integrated approaches to infrastructure planning for resilience. 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

More jobs can be found here

Top Jobs

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

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

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

KTN: Knowledge Transfer Manager – Chemistry (Fixed Term Contract) – Innovate UK KTN is seeking to recruit a versatile, personable and goal-orientated individual with a technical background in chemistry and relevant experience to join the Chemistry & Industrial Biotechnology team to lead and support the delivery of existing programmes that will accelerate the transition to a Net Zero and Circular Economy. Existing programmes include those accelerating innovation in energy storage (batteries, hydrogen), industrial decarbonisation and low-carbon fuels (sustainable aviation fuel). Apply 

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

WMCA: Digital & Data Administrator – The role provides support to the Digital and Data Team. You will be responsible for updating IT records, including asset and network records, support with the setup on-boarding/off-boarding processes, assist in data updates for processes specific to the IT frameworks, help with financial tasks, project administration and general day to day help to the team. You will be responsible for helping to maintain confidentiality and integrity in everything you do. 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  

WMCA: Network Transformation Programme Support Officer – In this role, you’ll support the Head of Network Transformation to develop and deliver initiatives that transform the West Midlands public transport network, making it more attractive and relevant to the 3 million people who live and work here. This is a progressive role that will lead the way in developing innovative new thinking around how we can harness opportunities for the public transport network. Apply 

ICAV: 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

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 

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 

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

More jobs can be found here