London, 20 June 2018: The clock is ticking down for applications to access the latest round of matched, collaborative funding for the development of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) test facilities to be made through Meridian.
There are two active competitions which opened on 4 June 2018 to address specific opportunities:
Meridian Mobility 2: Connected vehicles data exchange test facilities with up to £5m matched, collaborative funding available to consortia.
Meridian Mobility 3: Autonomous highway, rural and parking test facilities with up to £5m matched, collaborative funding available to consortia. You can read more about the background to the competitions and the launch in the Meridian website news story from 4 June 2018 here.
Key dates for applications:
4 June 2018: competition opens
29 August 2018: final date for registrations
Midday 5 September 2018: submission of full application and appendices
15 to 18 October 2018: interviews
By 9 November 2018: decision to applicants
You can see videos of the speakers who provided the briefing at the launch events of each competition. Each video includes a summary of the aims and overview for each competition, along with information on the scope and guidelines for applications.
Meridian Mobility 3: Autonomous highway, rural and parking test facilities – see the YouTube video briefing here (1hr 45 minutes) and the link to the competition guidelines and application process here.
The competition process is managed by Innovate UK and they can be contacted through the links above.
For further information about CAV technology and Meridian activities, please contact the Meridian team by emailing Dr Richard Porter firstname.lastname@example.org