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

‘  We are proud to say that our regional MCAV Cluster, which we started just under a year ago has been growing from strength to strength and attracted both national and international attention. As a result, we will be launching MCAV’s parent brand iCAV (International Connected Autonomous Vehicle) Cluster in the coming weeks with partners and can’t wait to share even more exciting news and opportunities in this emerging space.”
Don Dhaliwal,  Conigital, Lead Partner

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A two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and TaaS industry and it will take place on July 9th and 10th 2018, The Slate, Coventry, UK. Read More To claim your discount, enter MCAV50 at checkout on their website. *Only 10 tickets remaining so book early to void disappointment!

Latest News

MCAV, KTN and Conigital working together to showcase a successful Future of Transport Exhibition

During 4th to 6th June, Automechanika took over the NEC Birmingham with over 12,000 decision-makers from Original Equipment Manufacturer’s aftermarket and supply chain and over 500 exhibitors in attendance stretching across four large halls at the NEC. Read More

house carThe Value Of Your Home Could Get A Big Twist From Autonomous Cars

Much has been made about how autonomous vehicles will impact parking. To allow for alternative uses once autonomous vehicles become more pervasive, new commercial parking facilities are now frequently being designed and constructed with flexibility in mindRead More

Lamppost Electric Vehicle charging points brought to market thanks to WMG

Lampposts could be the answer to electric vehicle charging, thanks to help from researchers at WMG, University of Warwick in bringing a new brand of charging points to market. Startup company char.gy created a new electric vehicle charging point product. Read More

autonomous car and pedestriansWatch This Autonomous Car Carefully, Safely Weave Through A Crowd of Pedestrians

When you’re driving, there are few things more annoying than pedestrians who disobey signals and pop out right in front of you.  Read More

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The CW International Conference is the most prestigious technology networking event in the Cambridge calendar. CWIC 2018 will challenge, inform and inspire delegates to think beyond the hype, focussing on seven technology areas. Where do the genuine opportunities for business growth lie, now and in the future? To find out more information about the conference, click here. If you’d like to use the discount, email us at info@mcav.org.uk.

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Transport Systems Catapult: Business Analyst – This role is focused on providing and leading high-quality data analysis, qualitative research, reporting and commercial/business intelligence to support the successful delivery of projects and programmes with an emphasis on supporting our initiatives looking at New Mobility Services and business models and our Open Data Platform. Apply

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Upcoming Events:

CAV R&D Event: 26 June 2018 – Connected and Autonomous Vehicles come closer to a reality. In the Industrial Strategy Challenge, 4 main themes have been identified by the Government as areas of focus for investments. Although one of the core areas of the “Future of Mobility” theme, CAVs have the potential of touching on all the areas identified (Clean GrowthAI and Data as well as Ageing Society). Read More

How to win funding for your research and innovation : 26 June 2018 – Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) in partnership with Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and BEST Growth Hub are running a free breakfast masterclass aimed at start-up and growth companies that are using or developing new technology and/or investing in research and innovationRead More

CW Unplugged: Tech for Water: 26 June 2018 – In partnership with the Centre for Global Equality (CGE), we’re hosting CW Unplugged: Tech for Water an event that explores innovative technologies contributing to tackling water management and water quality challenges in developed, developing and emerging economies. Read More

AI Frenzy: 27 June 2018 – Are you interested in finding out more about the world of artificial intelligence?We are holding our first free Barclays AI Frenzy get together in Birmingham, themed around Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work. Read More

Encoding Equality into Technology: 28 June 2018 – This experiential Fearless Futures breakfast workshop, in partnership with Cambridge Wireless and hosted by Bradfield Centre, will bring innovative equalities thinking to the Cambridge technology scene – taking participants through a unique learning journey to explore new questions and fresh thinking in reference to equality. Read More

Big Data Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (BDAIR18) Symposium: 28 June 2018 – How might algorithms and big data shape our digital futures? In what ways can the semantic web impact our everyday life Are there ways of envisioning a structure for managing data in a meaningful way, that may offer transformational experience? Read More

Meridian Hackathon: 3-4 July 2018 – Do join if you are interested in new possibilities for creating, sharing and fusing Connected and Autonomous vehicles data as well as having some exciting opportunities of working together with companies from the field. Read More

Funding Support for Electronic Vehicle Charging Infrastructure – London: 10 July 2018 – Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles are investigating the opportunity to make an investment in urban systems and designs to provide EV charging infrastructure for on-street parking and wireless charging for electric vehicles, such as taxis. Read More

TaaS Technology Conference: Transportation-as-a-Service: 9-10 July 2018 – Transportation-as-a-Service Conference is a new two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and TaaS industry and it will take place on July 9th and 10th 2018. Read More

Digital Transport Exchange: 12 July 2018 – Digital Transport Conference brings the data and digital infrastructure ecosystem together. In its second year, this unique event is designed to help ‘join the dots’ and accelerate delivery of a transport and city data infrastructure which enables customers, communities and clients to benefit from lower cost and better service. Read More

Seeking investment and funding to grow your business? July 18 2018 – Are you a start-up business, or a business looking to seek investment or  scale up? Do you want to know more about the many options for funding your ambitions?  Would you like to hear from entrepreneurs about their own funding journey? Would you like to know what they learned along the way? Would you like to hear from investors on how they make investment decisions? Read More

About MCAV

The Midlands Connected Autonomous Vehicle (“MCAV”) cluster has been set up to support new and existing businesses enter the growing Connected Autonomous Vehicles (“CAV”) market. KPMG research indicates that the CAV market has the potential to add £51 billion per year to the UK economy by 2030, create 320,000 new jobs and prevent 25,000 accidents saving 2500 lives per year. Find the latest Market Forecast report by Transport Systems Catapult here. MCAV are based at iCentrum, part of Innovation Birmingham, the UK’s third oldest science park and a base for the region’s growing Tech community.

MCAV will create a technology corridor between Cambridge and Birmingham to develop a platform for members to stimulate collaborative innovation through high-profile networking events and Special Interest Groups (“SIGs”). This will help members facilitate new networks, build consortia for tenders and recruit highly skilled individuals. For more information please see: www.mcav.org.uk.

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