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Robotics & AI

From Healthcare to Legaltech, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are significant globalised technologies that can be applied in many sectors. The extensive industrial and academic research base in the UK can support both the national and global markets in addressing key challenges impacting societies today.

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Our goal is to help you form powerful collaborations across the Robotics and AI communities in the UK, and turn your ambitious ideas into real-world solutions. We use our deep expertise and diverse connections to offer you direct support, and link you to relevant funding opportunities and potential partners.

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AI

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are significant globalised technologies applicable to every sector. The UK’s extensive industrial and academic research base has immense potential to impact on home and global markets.

AI for Services

Services – including legal, accounting and insurance – account for almost 80% of the UK economy. Financial and professional services alone are worth £190 billion and employ 2.2 million, so it is vital that we ensure these are primed for the future.

AI in Health

The application of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to the field of health represents a major opportunity for the UK. AI is a powerful tool that can be applied across industry sectors to solve specific challenges. The application of these tools in Health requires a mutual understanding between the AI and Health communities.

Intelligent Systems

The Intelligent Systems Team applies their deep expertise to create a better, fairer and more resilient economy, utilising the capabilities of machines to perceive and respond to the world around them. This includes anything from surgical robots in healthcare, to drones flying over fields with AI enabled cameras to analyse images and implement solutions in near-real time.

Robotics

Whilst robotics has traditionally been used for repeat operations in high-volume manufacturing, advances in artificial intelligence and other component technologies are opening a myriad of exciting possibilities for more varied and complex applications.

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Landscape

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are significant globalised technologies that can be applied in many sectors. Our team have created a map of the UK research and technology landscape.

Funding Opportunities

Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence – Intelligent Agents

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new Innovation Focus Area (IFA) called Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence , which aims to develop self-defending cyber security systems for military operational platforms and technologies.

Opens: 16/08/2021 Closes: 05/01/2022

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EUREKA GlobalStars Taiwan digital industrial collaborations

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £865,000 to develop collaborative innovation projects in partnership with organisations from participating EUREKA members and GlobalStars countries.

Opens: 13/09/2021 Closes: 15/12/2021

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Opens: 07/10/2021 Closes: 05/01/2022

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Events

Thu
8
Oct
2020

Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (RAI) Innovation Network: Using RAI to support waste management

15.00 - 17.00 | Online

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Mon
19
Apr
2021

Safe AI Adoption in Sellafield: Roundtable Sessions

10.00 - 16.00 | Online

Recording coming soon

Tue
25
May
2021

RAI Showcase – the UKs leading conference for innovative robotics and artificial intelligence

09.30 - 16.30 | Online

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News

21.05.2021

Pushing Vertical Farming Further with Robotics & AI

Freddie Reed, Product Manager at Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), gives us a taste of his upcoming talk as headline speaker on the final day at KTN’s Robotics & AI Industry Showcase, 25 – 27 May, by explaining how automation is taking vertical farming a step further.

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20.09.2021

Dip into the Future Flight Café series with all recordings now available

Access the gallery of all the Future Flight Café recordings: each is just 45 minutes long and each shines a light on one previously funded project.

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