The IMPETUS Partnership
The Impetus partnership is a collaborative venture between the University of Nottingham and the University of Leicester to support and progress the Transport System Catapult’s work on Intelligent Mobility – the optimised movement of people and goods. It is estimated that the Intelligent Mobility market globally, will be worth £900 billion per year by 2025.
“Intelligent Mobility harnesses new technologies to create seamless journeys, where transport is smart and connected, and delays and congestions are a thing of the past. This programme will bring universities and businesses closer together to work on solutions to the most pressing transport challenges, and make those ideas a commercial success.”
Steve Yianni, Chief Executive of the Transport Systems Catapult
The Partnership / project was launched in November 2014 and will run for 3 years, delivering a range of events and activities focusing on a number of key themes in Intelligent Mobility.
The key themes we will be focusing on are:
The events and activities that will take place across these themes will support:
The partnership is being led by Professor Sarah Sharples from The University of Nottingham and Professor Paul Monks from the University of Leicester. Staff from a variety of university groups are working on the IMPETUS project, providing a wealth of knowledge across the core areas of Journey Experience; Intelligent Infrastructure and Future Transport Systems. For example:
The partnership can offer a wide range of facilities including: