School of Mathematics

Innovate UK AKT21 scheme awards funding for Ember project

Goncalo dos Reis, Sergio Garcia and Joerg Kalcsics have been awarded funding from the first round of Innovate UK's Accelerated Knowledge Transfer to Innovate (AKT2I) pilot scheme. The aim of this pilot is to support a UK HEI to work with a business partner to deliver a short, rapid and targeted intervention to accelerate the evaluation or development of an innovation project or concept which has the potential for significant impact for the business partner. The project "Optimising routes at scale for fleets of electric buses" will develop and implement an innovative optimization software to support Ember, the world's first all-electric intercity bus operator, in scheduling the operations of their rapidly growing fleet of electric buses.