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April 26th, 2018

aql announces plan to bring ‘super-connected’ self-driving PODs to Leeds.

aql autonomous pod vehicle

aql, Gulf Oil and a consortium of partners today announced plans to trial self-driving PODs in Leeds City Centre later this year.

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April 25th, 2018

aql’s VoIP excellence recognised by industry awards.

aql accepting the ITSPA Award

aql’s VoIP excellence recognised by industry awards aql has been shortlisted for two awards for its VoIP offering by leading internet industry bodies.

The nominations recognise aql’s underlying technical infrastructure, reliability of service and overall customer experience, as well as its ongoing investment in innovation.

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April 19th, 2018

Opening of Estonian Consulate.

Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Tiina Intelmann opened the consulate and inaugurated Prof. Adam Beaumont, founder and CEO of aql, as the Honorary Consul in Leeds.

Estonian Consulate opens at aql HQ, founder named Honorary Consul The Estonian Consulate to the North of England and the Isle of Man was officially opened yesterday, during Leeds Digital Festival, at aql’s historic HQ in Leeds.

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April 18th, 2018

aql and NorthInvest bring jet pack inventor to Leeds.

Jet Pack pilot hovers over Leeds University

aql and NorthInvest bring future tech to Leeds students to inspire next generation of innovators.

aql and NorthInvest brought British aeronautic pioneers Gravity Industries and its founder and Chief Test Pilot, Richard Browning, to Leeds Digital Festival yesterday to showcase continued leaps in human flight technology.

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April 3rd, 2018

aql CEO joins UK5G advisory board.

aql CEO and Founder, Prof. Adam Beaumont.

aql founder and CEO Prof. Adam Beaumont has joined the advisory board of UK5G, a new industry body responsible for supporting the UK in becoming a global leader in the development and uptake of 5G.

UK5G’s mission involves enabling collaboration between industry, researchers, the public sector, entrepreneurs, innovators and end users.

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March 14th, 2018

aql CEO represents region at MIPIM.

MIPIM, the four-day real estate exhibition, in Cannes, France.

aql founder and CEO Prof. Adam Beaumont was in Cannes, France last week as part of Leeds City Region’s largest-ever delegation to MIPIM, the world’s leading property market. Beaumont was there in his capacity as a board member of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and a representative of the Northern Powerhouse to highlight the strength, success and ambition of the UK’s largest city region outside London and the South East to international investors.

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January 14th, 2018

Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan launches at aql HQ.

Pictured: aql founder and CEO Prof. Adam Beaumont, Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council

Ambitious Strategic Transport Plan launches at aql HQ Transport for the North unveiled its 30-year plan to transform the North’s transportation infrastructure today.

Launched at aql’s headquarters in Leeds, the Strategic Transport Plan calls for long-term investment across the North to build infrastructure, strengthen skills, harness innovation and encourage smart technology.

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October 10th, 2017

Adam Beaumont awarded Professorship.

Professor Adam Beaumont, CEO and Founder of aql

Adam is awarded a visiting professorship in cyber security at the University of Leeds in recognition of his work in cyber and defence. In this role, he’s striving to create cyber capabilities within the next generation of the workforce. He previously completed his PhD in physical chemistry at the University; served for three years as the department’s youngest lecturer; and worked in secure mobile communications for the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, part of the Ministry of Defence.

April 14th, 2017

Adam Beaumont leads First Northern Powerhouse trade mission.

Adam leads a delegation of Northern business leaders on the first Northern Powerhouse trade mission to San Francisco.

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January 10th, 2017

Inaugural Northern Powerhouse Partnership report launches.

Northern Powerhouse Partnership: First Report: report cover

George Osborne returned to Salem Chapel in February 2017 with Lord Jim O’Neill to launch the inaugural Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) report.

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