Zenzic 2022 CAM Scale-Up Programme

Zenzic CAM – connected and self-driving – Scale-Up winners all get UK government funding

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Backed for self-driving success: Zenzic CAM Scale-Up Winners 2022

On 6 October, the UK self-driving organisation, Zenzic, announced the seven winners of its 2022 CAM Scale-Up Programme: Axitech; Calyo; Dromos; Eloy; Gaist; Oxford RF; and PolyChord.

The future of self-driving: Zenzic CAM Scale-Up Winners 2022
The future of self-driving: Zenzic CAM Scale-Up Winners 2022

The selected start-ups and SMEs each win a share of UK government funding through the Centre of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), access to the world class testing facilities of CAM Testbed UK, and investment support from delivery partner Plug and Play.

They follow in the footsteps of six 2021 winners: Albora; Exeros; Grayscale AI; R4DAR; Xtract 360; and Route Konnect (celebrated at the brilliant CAM Innovators event in March this year). And five 2020 winners: Angoka; Beam Connectivity; Eatron Technologies; Helix Technologies; and RoboK. Will there be eight winners next year?!

Connected / self-driving

Here’s a bit about this year’s cohort:

Leeds-based Axitech for its Connected Collision Management Platform “empowering automotive organisations to deliver transformational customer and claims experiences”.

Bristol-based Calyo for its next-generation AI-enabled perception system, offering “an unprecedented combination of high performance, flexibility and low cost for smart mobile robots and autonomous vehicles”.

German company Dromos – partnered in the UK with designer PriestmanGoode and engineering firms Buro Happold and RLB – for its “high-density urban passenger & freight transport” offering the “highest passenger convenience” at “half the cost/space/time”.

Hertfordshire-based Eloy – a connected and autonomous vehicle software business “focused on multi-vehicle coordination”.

Skipton-based Gaist, “Leading the way in road scape and highways information”.

Oxfordshire-based Oxford RF Solutions, offering “breakthrough radar vision for autonomy”.

And, finally, Cambridge University spinout PolyChord for its “uniquely powerful data science technology”.

The online event also featured presentations by other shortlisted companies: Conigital, Delivers.ai, Imperium, Megasets, Streetscope and Teragence.

Throw in an intro by the CCAV’s Michael Talbot, a fireside chat with Kirsty Lloyd-Dukes of Waymo and Ben Peters of FiveAI, and a closing keynote by UK Automotive Council CAM Working Group chair David Skipp, it really was an action-packed couple of hours.

As programme director at Zenzic, Mark Cracknell, said: “These companies are the future that’s happening now.”

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Author: Neil Kennett

Neil is MD of Featurebank Ltd. He launched Carsofthefuture.co.uk in 2019.