CAV: Developing the UK Supply Chain

The Drive West Midlands Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV): Developing the UK Supply Chain was hosted at HORIBA MIRA and was put together in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network, with support from Cenex and AESIN.

LUTZOver 80 people attended this exciting one-day event will seek to bring industry experts and academics together to explore how the UK can capitalise on the knowledge, products and research already being conducted in the connected and autonomous vehicle field. Seminars and networking breaks  facilitated discussion to define the supply chain development, innovation and skills needed to place the UK, and specifically the West Midlands, as a competitive player within Europe and globally for Advanced Driver Assistance Devices (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles. Organisations were also offered the opportunity to pitch their goals, objectives and the contribution they can make to the supply chain and innovation development needed in order to foster potential partnerships and consortiums to accelerate activity in the UK.

The slides from the speakers and company pitches can be accessed on the hyperlinks below (available from 15/03/2016).
Download all Company Pitches


9.30am Welcome (Robert Evans, Cenex CEO)

9.40am Key Note Address (Dr George Gillespie, CEO, HORIBA MIRA)

10am Innovation Session

10.40am Pitch Session 1

AMRC with Boeing, Conigital Limited, Fleet Innovations, NERVteh, Vector GB Ltd, Vertizan Limited, Synopsys

11.10am Break and Networking

11.30am Supply Chain Session

12.10pm Pitch Session 2

HVM Catapult/WMG/ The University of Warwick, Alchera Technologies, CSC, Inspiring Company Limited, Ricardo, The Proving Factory, CMB Automotive Marketing

12.40pm Lunch and Networking

13.20pm Pitch Session 3

VENTURER and INSIGHT CAV, Axillium Research, Dyna-lytics Ltd, Marcus Webb Associates Limited, PA Consulting, Qonex, TT Electronics Technology, Test and Verification Solutions Ltd

13.40pm Skills Session

14.15pm Panel Discussion (Panel Chair: David Shepherd, Marketing Birmingham)

  • Chris Reeves, MIRA
  • Michael Mychajluk, JLR
  • Michael Talbot, CCAV
  • Paul Jarvie, AESIN

14.40pm Closing Remarks (Robert Evans, Cenex)

14.45pm Networking and Event Close



Horiba Mira – Watling Street Nuneaton CV10 0TU GB

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