After completing the IM accelerator, DriverNet is now forming a commercial partnership with 02 Telefonica UK. This caps a great six months during which we secured seed investment, two commercial pilots, a new navigation and mapping partnership, built our network and received expert advice from Wayra and the Transport Systems Catapult. We strongly recommend this programme to other SMEs in the mobility space.
After being named one of five finalists, DriverNet was named runner up in the first ever Heathrow Airport Sustainability Challenge. The challenge aimed to improve sustainability at the Heathrow site, and the DriverNet Smart Pass system was highly commended by the judging panel of senior management from Heathrow and British Airways for its ability to remove queuing and emissions outside sites and increase productivity.
We are now participating in the first Intelligent Mobility (IM) start up accelerator program run by Telefonica, the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), Network Rail and Thoughtworks Ventures. DriverNet is one of eight start ups selected from across the globe particpating in six months scheme based in TSC head office in Milton Keynes, and is designed to fast track products into the market place with Telefonica clients and the wider market.
DriverNet has been named the UK winner of the European Space Agency's 2017 Satellite Navigation contest. The award recognises start ups from across the EU who are developing innovative applications using satellite technology. We received our award and £5000 prize money at a ceremony in Tallin in Estonia, also known as the Space Oscars, the highlight of the annual European Space week.
The Pitch@Palace roadshow arrived in Manchester yesterday for the final round of the start up pitch competition. The room was packed with the UKs leading tech influencers, investors, corporates and media and HRH The Duke of York who were all there to see seventeen start ups pitch their business. DriverNet was named as one of the winners on the day and we are now in the finals at St James Palace in November.
DriverNet received further validation when we were awarded with Innovate UK funding in the Connected Transport category. The £100,000 co funded project will support continued research and development of our DriverNet as we head towards launching our first beta trials in 2018. Innovate UK is the UKs innovation agency, and has funded 5000 plus pioneering early stage start ups to help grow the UK economy.
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