£30million available in collaborative funding.

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.

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

Further information
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 2:

Connected vehicles data exchange test facilities - see the YouTube video briefing here (1hr 16 minutes) and the link to the competition guidelines and application process here.

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.

For further information about CAV technology and Meridian activities, please contact the Meridian team by emailing Dr Richard Porter richard.porter@meridianmobility.tech