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Zero Emissions Flight Infrastructure Standards Gap Analysis
Airport infrastructure must rapidly evolve to enable net-zero aviation by 2050 and ensure the UK leads in zero emission aviation systems. Commercial use of hydrogen and electric aircraft is important to the UK’s goals for reaching net zero aviation by 2050. These new aircraft will increasingly be used alongside existing and sustainable aviation fuels at […]
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Cohort and partners announced for the Future of Air Mobility Accelerator programme  
Today we are excited to announce the 11 SMEs selected to join our first cohort of the Future of Air Mobility Accelerator programme.  In partnership with UK Research and Innovation’s Future Flight Challenge, the five-month programme is focused on scaling disruptive technologies in areas of Data Driven Aviation, Smart Airports and Advanced Air Mobility.  Alongside access to funding for live trials and demonstrations the SMEs will receive support from a consortium […]
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Widening the Net Zero Agenda
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Zero Emission Flight Infrastructure White Paper
The Zero Emission Flight Infrastructure (ZEFI) programme, led by Connected Places Catapult in collaboration with the Department for Transport, is supporting the aviation industry to prepare airports and airfields for hydrogen-powered and battery electric aircraft. This preparation work will require input from a wide range of industries, including other zero emission transport modes, and the energy sector. In this new White Paper, Connected […]
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The new Accelerator ready to take flight
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Winners announced for the Drones Transport Research and Innovation Grants Programme
Connected Places Catapult is delighted to announce six new research and innovation projects through the 2021 Drones Transport Research and Innovation Grants (TRIG: Drones) programme. The Transport Research and Innovation Grants (TRIG) Programme has been running for a number of years, but this is the first year that the Department for Transport (DfT) has invested […]
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The UK Government Drones Pathfinder Programme announces the addition of a new Pathfinder project
Airspace Integration of Drones in support of COVID response Pathfinder aims to deliver an operating environment where all airspace users are detected, and their locations presented back to other drone operators. This will enable drones to safely “detect and avoid” other drones and air users. The project will be delivered by Trax International in partnership with […]
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Drone-Technology Research and Innovation Grants Programme launched
The Connected Places Catapult is proud to be delivering the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Drone-Technology Research and Innovation Grants ( D-TRIG ) Programme. D-TRIG will award grants of £30k to enable up to six SMEs to undertake early-stage research and development studies to explore how to integrate drones into UK airspace. The D-TRIG programme will […]