A few choice items from the Transport Community, in case you’ve missed them....(back to normal newsletters next month - see previous editions to find out what you've been missing!)
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4, 5, 11 June: Energy Catalyst Brokering Events. KTN-supported events in Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow to assist brokering collaborations for the £25 million Energy Catalyst Competition.
4-13 June: Wales Festival of Innovation. Welsh showcase of innovation at various locations across Wales
9-19 June: Imagine Festival. Transport Systems Catapult hosts exciting series of events in Milton Keynes, exploring intelligent mobility and the future of transport
16 June: Scoping the next Marine/Maritime CR&D competition. Limited spaces at London event for those interested in scoping the next TSB-funded Marine/Maritime competition
24-25 June: UK Rail. Get the lowdown on rail projects in the UK - and a discount of 20% on attending - at this event in London
3 July: Off Highway and Low Carbon Vehicles competitions combined consortia building and information day in Gaydon. Venue has capacity for 400 people but fills quickly so don’t delay and register today.
10 July: 11th Unlocking Innovation Workshop. The 11th in this series of highly popular workshops will be held in Melton Mowbray. Come along to find out what you’ve been missing.
Proposal for a Large Scale Composites Centre in the Solent – find out more and have your say about the proposal – should we or shouldn’t we?
Cabinet Office and BIS to fund release of data projects to the tune of £9.5million – do you want some?
Detailed information on 5 transport-related Future Cities competition winners – in-depth article by our own Tim Watt exploring 5 successful projects and where they’re heading next.
National Rail Enquiries Darwin real-time rail information service to be made available to developers free of charge! Only the big boys will have to pay to play.
RDM is selected to build prototype self-driving vehicles – After a rigorous selection process, the Transport Systems Catapult choses company to build the pods for the LUTZ pathfinder programme.
Gen4 fuel cell by Loughborough-based Intelligent Energy is unveiled at JSAE2014 –integrated, compact, air-cooled fuel cell suitable for 2 or 4 wheeled vehicles
Oaktec wins Shell Springboard competition – and £40,000 – for their small gas engine – a simple, low-cost range extender for electric vehicles may finally be within grasp.
£5million for innovation in location-based services. Registration closes 11 June.
£9.5illion for Open Data under the Release of Data Fund (£7m), and the Breakthrough Fund (£2.5m). Primarily aimed at public servants, local and central government to encourage release of data to the public. Note: Breakthrough Funds projects must be complete by March 2015.
Up to £75million for low carbon propulsion technologies (APC2) Projects must be collaborative and business led, with total eligible project costs between £5million (APC 1 was £10 million) and £40million
£25million for Energy Catalyst for projects that address the Energy Trilemma: reducing cost and reducing emissions whilst simultaneously increasing security of supply. Closes end June.
Almost €3bn investment in Robotics – the world’s largest civilian programme in robotics has just launched under the Horizon 2020 Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies pillar (LEIT), with the next funding call to take place in Oxt 2014.
And there's more....
The Technology Strategy Board is currently scoping a number of competitions, and will announce these in due course. We are hoping to see competitions in 2014-2015 in a number of areas including intelligent freight/deliveries, marine/maritime (3rd call in this domain), rail (3rd call in this domain), marine autonomous systems (MAS), off highway vehicles, low carbon vehicles (IDP11) (click here to sign up to the event supporting the OHV and IDP11 at Gaydon on 3rd July)
View the Technology Strategy Board’s current competitions