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Aurrigo International and University of Ottawa sign Industry Innovation Collaboration Agreement

February 28, 2023

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Aurrigo International and University of Ottawa sign Industry Innovation Collaboration Agreement

Aurrigo International plc (AIM: AURR, the “Company” or “Aurrigo”), a leading international provider of transport technology solutions, announces that it has signed an “Industry Innovation Collaboration Agreement” with the University of Ottawa, Canada. 

The Agreement is the first Canadian academic partnership for Aurrigo and aims to develop a strong talent pipeline between the University of Ottawa and the Company. The partnership will connect Aurrigo with the University’s leading-edge researchers, students, and facilities, including its “Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Centre”, which is in the heart of Ottawa’s Kanata North Technology Park – Canada’s largest technology hub.

The partnership will encourage innovation through industry and academia co-creation projects, giving students valuable skills and real-world learning experiences. It will give Aurrigo access to the University’s expertise and research around the connectivity, physical and cyber security, decision-making and sustainability of autonomous vehicles and networks. It will be an ongoing venture between Aurrigo and the University of Ottawa.

David Keene, CEO of Aurrigo, commented:

The University of Ottawa is a leader in research that supports the connected car and autonomous vehicle ecosystem. We are looking forward to being involved in the development and innovation of what is recognized as one of the top technology hubs in Canada. The partnership will enable us to help train the next generation of connected car and autonomous vehicle engineers, as well as to access the University’s high-quality research and thought leadership.”  

Guy Levesque, Associate Vice-President, Innovation, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship, University of Ottawa, added:

“As the latest industry partner for the Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Centre and the University, we welcome the opportunity to work closely with Aurrigo, a global leader in autonomous transportation technology. The high-impact combination of experiential learning experiences for our students and the solution-oriented collaborative research will be the most valuable outcomes from this partnership.” 

For further enquiries:

Aurrigo International plcMiles Garner, Sales and Marketing Director +44 (0) 2476 635 818
Instinctif Partners (Media relations)Rozi Morris, Tim McCall, Isadora Pegler +44 (0)20 7457

About Aurrigo 

Aurrigo is a leading international provider of transport technology solutions. Headquartered in Coventry, UK, it designs, engineers, manufactures and supplies autonomous vehicles and OEM products to the automotive and transport industries, particularly focusing on aviation. It is highly regarded as a specialist in autonomous and semi-autonomous technology solutions for the aviation, ground handling and cargo industries. Aurrigo has developed six types of autonomous vehicle to date, which can be utilised to reduce costs, resolve operational issues and tackle labour shortages, whilst also improving sustainability. Aurrigo has three divisions, Automotive Technology, Autonomous Technology and Aviation Technology. For more information, see

About the University of Ottawa 

The University of Ottawa is among Canada’s top research universities. uOttawa benefits from its unique location in the heart of Nation’s Capital to promote dynamic research collaboration and leverage Ottawa’s government laboratories and policymakers. Its satellite campus in Kanata-North – Canada’s largest tech hub – drives innovative partnerships with the tech industry and healthcare innovators. uOttawa researchers are world leaders in photonics, next generation networks, vascular and cardiovascular health, brain and mental health, the Francophonie, public policy and social justice. uOttawa is home to over 20 research centres and institutes and more than 25 core facilities cutting across faculties and disciplines. Research and innovation at uOttawa are founded on excellence, relevance and impact and is conducted in the spirit of equity, diversity, and inclusion. For more information, see:

About the Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Centre

The University of Ottawa launched the Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Centre (SCVIC) in October 2021 in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering. Located in uOttawa’s Kanata North campus, this exciting new facility focuses on research related to the connectivity, sustainability, and physical and cyber security of vehicles and networks. A cost-effective experimentation and testing centre plus collaboration-oriented space, the SCVIC serves as a catalyst and nucleus for connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) innovation and tech development. The Centre also enhances the existing CAV ecosystem in Ottawa by providing added research capacity, leadership, agility, and multi-layered collaboration for stakeholders and partners. For more information, please visit:


As we celebrate 30 years in automotive technology, we look back at the incredible innovations that have revolutionized how we move around. From vehicles with little or no electronic modules and software through to today’s hybrid and electric vehicles and now onto autonomous technology, our industry has come a long way since we first opened our doors.

But as we look to the future, we are filled with optimism about the next 30 years. The rise of autonomous technologies promises to transform transportation as we know it, making travel safer, more efficient, and more sustainable. And as we see the incredible advancements being made in aviation, we can only imagine what the future holds for our industry in automated baggage and cargo handling.

The future is bright for those of us who are dedicated to innovation and progress. And we are proud to be part of this exciting journey.

An A rating

We are delighted to announce that we have been independently assessed by Integrum ESG and are proud to have been awarded an A rating. This overall ESG rating is calculated based on the breakdown from areas of governance, sustainability and impact right across the company. 

An A rating indicates a ‘very good’ overall approach and responsibility to ensure the company acts in line with expected standards for environmental, social and governance matters. 


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