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Innovators urged to demonstrate true value of their technologies
Commercial challenges of accelerating innovation and winning contracts were topics of conversation at an event convened by Connected Places Catapult.
Celebrating successful starts in developing transport innovation
Five awards for excellence have been handed out to innovators involved in the Transport Research & Innovation Grants programme.
Meet the Academic taking a holistic view on aviation’s route to net zero
Converting aircraft to run on cleaner fuels will certainly help the aviation sector get closer to net zero, but airport operators and countries around the world must also make binding commitments to more sustainable infrastructure, says Professor Nazmiye Ozkan.
Award win for project deploying drones and advanced AI
Consortium scoops prestigious award for research and development at robotics ceremony
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 innovator creating community friendly drone ports
David Majoe hopes to automate the transfer of goods between drones and customers with the help of Connected Places Catapult, and make take-off and landing sites convenient and attractive places for local people to visit.
Aviation accelerator helps innovative firms take off
As the latest Future of Air Mobility Accelerator draws to a close, this year’s cohort reflects on how far they’ve come and what the future has in store.
Meet the innovator driving autonomous vehicle safety forward
Electronics expert Oliver Leisten has developed satellite-based communication systems to help unmanned aircraft stay safe in the sky. He is now turning his attention to driverless cars with the help of Connected Places Catapult.