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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.

Funding Opportunities

ISCF Digital Security by Design: business led demonstrators phase 1 EOI

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million to collaborate on market demonstrator projects showcasing the use and adoption of digital security by design technologies.

Opens: 01/03/2021 Closes: 26/05/2021

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xTech Global AI Challenge: AI-enabled Multi-modal Analytics in Resource Constrained Environments

The US Army, in partnership with US Air Force and US Navy, is seeking robust, AI-enabled capabilities to manage, integrate, and process, and reason on disparate data/information sources for rapid decision making. $250,000 total funding is available.

Opens: 25/03/2021 Closes: 12/05/2021

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Commercialising Quantum Technologies: CRD & Tech round 2

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £46.8 million for collaborative research and development or technology projects in quantum.

Opens: 08/03/2021 Closes: 28/04/2021

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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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Tue
20
Oct
2020

ISCF Robotics for a More Resilient Future: Competition Briefing

13.30 - 15.30 | Online

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Mon
19
Apr
2021

Safe AI Adoption in Sellafield: Roundtable Sessions

10.00 - 16.00 | Online

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News

18.03.2021

RAI21: how Robotics and AI technologies can contribute to a more resilient future

This year’s RAI21 Showcase from 25-27 May will focus on how robotics and AI technologies drive positive change in the UK and globally.

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18.11.2020

Major boost for UK robotics sector from KTN Innovation Exchange Competition

GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult announce Tethys and Aerones as winners of KTN Innovation Exchange competition.

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