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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

Horizon Europe Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for digital, industry and space, with over €150m total funding. Current open calls in cluster 4 relate to 2D materials, graphene, robotics and AI.

Opens: 22/12/2021 Closes: 16/11/2022

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SBRI: FOAK 2022 cost efficiency and performance priorities for a reliable railway

This competition aims to support innovative products to enter the rail market. In this strand, you must address industry cost efficiency and network performance priorities to support a reliable railway for customers.

Opens: 20/04/2022 Closes: 08/06/2022

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. It must be an innovative, disruptive, ambitious, world-class solution, with no similar technology commercially available anywhere in the world.

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022

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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

25.04.2022

Open questionnaire: How can we protect open-source information?

Submit your views by 15 May 2022 to inform our and the Government’s thinking on the type of open-source information that should be protected in the future.

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10.05.2022

Accelerated adoption of automation and digitalisation within Medicines Manufacturing: workshop and report

A workshop was held at AMRC North West on 30th March, where attendees from 20 organisations involved in Medicines Manufacturing explored robotics and automated systems in the development space: the workshop report and recommendations are now available.

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