Transport Systems Catapult announces judges for IMCreate

The Transport Systems Catapult has announced a stellar line up of judges for the upcoming IMCreate Intelligent Mobility Hackathon.

The event will take place on the 14th and 15th of November with coders, business thinkers and designers from academia and industry competing to come up with the next big idea for transport. Teams will work through the night and travel between venues in London and Milton Keynes before meeting a judging panel to present their ideas. The three best ideas from the event will go on to a showcase event in December having had further time to develop their idea.

The headline judge for the showcase is Transport Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. He will be joined by the Head of Innovation for London underground Kuldeep Gharatya and Entrepreneur and Investor Jasper Westaway. The complete list of judges is as follows:

  • Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon –Transport Minister
  • Kuldeep Gharatya – Head of Innovation for London Underground
  • Upendra Dharmadhikary – Vice President of Tech Mahindra
  • Toby Kress – Head of Accelerator London
  • Laurence Oakes-Ash – Investor at Andromeda Capital partners
  • Nick Searle – Executive in Residence at Entiq
  • Chris Wright – Editorial Director at Intelligent Mobility Insight
  • Steve Yianni –  Chief Executive of Transport Systems Catapult

TSC CEO Steve Yianni commented:

“We’re extremely pleased with the high level of engagement we have received from industry for this event, which is reflective of the interest in innovation in the sector. We are at a turning point in the transport industry where new technologies are set to change how we move people and goods around the world. This poses an excellent opportunity for UK entrepreneurs and innovators with the expertise to think of new solutions for the transport network. 

We hope that IMCreate will lead to the creation of new businesses and the uncovering of new industry stars who will become the leaders of the future and create jobs and growth in the UK. We will support the winners to achieve this.”

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