Articles & Blogs

Articles found
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.
Flying towards a more accessible airport experience
It’s an exciting time for innovation in air mobility and aviation. Over the past year Connected Places Catapult has been hard at work identifying challenges and opportunities for the sector, particularly around sustainability, and each has its own way of unlocking the potential for UK business growth.
Meet the academic predicting the future of autonomous aircraft
As a child, Dr Ye Yuan from Swansea University was fascinated by helicopters and dreamt of flying one himself. But deafness in one ear meant he could not become a pilot. Now as an academic his ambition is to help develop air mobility vehicles that fly by themselves, to make cross-city connections swifter, cleaner and safer.
Connected Places Magazine – Issue 2
Discover how innovation is shaping the Century of Cities, learn more about the future of housing in the UK, and get up to speed with the growing market for connected logistics.

Accelerating the Future of Air Mobility
Over the past six months, Connected Places Catapult, in partnership with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Flight Challenge, embarked on a journey to select and fund 11 SMEs to trial and test their solutions in areas of data driven aviation, smart airports and advanced air mobility.