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3Squared: Filling spare capacity on freight trains
Hundreds of promising start-up companies and university teams have received funding through the Transport Research and Innovation Grants programme in recent years. In the fourth of a series of profiles about grant recipients finding success, we speak to Jason Durk, principal consultant of rail software firm 3Squared.
Meet the academic detecting bridge defects using an instrumented train
Efforts by a senior lecturer at the University of Surrey to analyse complex data generated by a measurement train could help to improve structural engineers’ understanding of when bridges need attention.
Minister joins innovators and investors to advance the future of freight
Guests to a roundtable convened by Connected Places Catapult highlighted the importance of harnessing the energy of smaller companies, and the success of the Freight Innovation Fund.
Materials Nexus: discovering new products
Hundreds of promising start-up companies and university teams have received funding through the Transport Research and Innovation Grants programme in recent years. In the third of a series of profiles about grant recipients finding success, we speak to Dr Jonathan Bean, chief executive of materials discovery company Materials Nexus.
Professor Chris Smith: Green maritime ambitions need greater focus
Connected Places Catapult’s new Affiliate explains why the UK must do more to meet the carbon challenge in shipping.
Meet the innovator using virtual reality to improve driver safety
Heavy goods drivers are among the beneficiaries of new safety training developed using virtual reality.
Carbon accounting tool completes Heathrow trial
Advanced lifecycle assessment software developed by Looper – an SME supported by Connected Places Catapult – has helped Ferrovial Construction to manage its carbon emissions at Heathrow Airport.
Meet the Academic building trust in Artificial Intelligence
Gopal Ramchurn grew up watching robots and humans interact in television programmes such as Knight Rider, before embarking on a research career considering the possibilities of AI in transport and sport. But the university professor does have concerns about the technology’s direction of travel.