EPSRC Towards Autonomy: Smart and Connected Control – Call


EPSRC have announced a call in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), inviting outline proposals that explore research in the area of “Smart and Connected Control” around the central challenge of moving towards a fully autonomous car.

Funds of up to £10 million are available to support between four and six research projects that are up to five years in duration each. As a joint funder, Jaguar Land Rover will work closely with successful applicants throughout the project. The scope of the call is looking to address cross-disciplinary research challenges in three key areas:

  • Autonomous driving control
  • User experience in vehicles with autonomous intelligent features
  • Enabling technologies, processes and legal framework for autonomous vehicles

EPSRC and Jaguar Land Rover will be holding a joint workshop to explore research opportunities in the area of smart and connected control around the central challenge of moving towards a fully autonomous car. The activity is part of the strategic partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and EPSRC.

Date: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Location: Radcliffe Conference Centre (University of Warwick campus, Coventry)

To find out more about the call – Click here
To register for the workshop – Click here

Outline Proposal Deadline: 16:00 on Thursday 29th January 2015

*Please contact your Research Facilitation Team if you intend to apply!

Connected Smart Objects and Robotics Networking Events


As part of the Horizon 2020 ICT calls, Innovate UK are organising two networking events, aiming to give opportunity to find out more about the different calls, gain key insight into current EU positions and have opportunity to discuss current and future projects in each field.

Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects:

The Horizon 2020 ICT 30 call has opened, with €51M available for large projects and coordination action in Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects. ICT 30 cuts across several LEIT-ICT technological areas (smart systems integration, cyber-physical systems, smart networks, big data) and brings together different generic ICT technologies and their stakeholder constituencies to develop technological platforms which will have a strong influence on the way in which we live and work.

This networking event will offer insight into how the H2020 process works, provide key details of the call, allow you to meet representatives of the PPPs and have the opportunity to flag your interest by presenting your credentials and/or outline project proposals.

Date: Thursday 27th November 2014
Time: 09:30 to 17:00
Location: Congress House, WC1B 3LS

To find out more – Click here
To register – Click here

Robotics and Autonomous Systems:

ICT call 2 in Horizon 2020 will provide an €83 million opportunity for funding of Robotics and Autonomous Systems and by attending this briefing and networking event, you will get the opportunity to:

— Hear directly from the European Commission on their priorities for RAS and where they are looking to fund proposals
— Understand the UK Government’s perspective on RAS in Horizon 2020 from the Minister for Universities and Science, Greg Clark MP
— Familiarise yourself with euRobotics AISBL, the RAS Public Private Partnerships and how they interact with the EU Commission to deliver activity in Horizon 2020
— Learn from the experience of past projects that have been through previous EU funding schemes
— Discover possible new collaboration opportunities through a series of ‘current issues’ presentations from relevant organisations with a RAS concern

Date: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Time: 09:00 to 17:00
Location: BIS Conference Centre, SW1H 0ET

To find out more – Click here
To register – Click here