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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

Look Out! Maritime Early Warning Innovations

This Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals for the development of alternative future concepts for Airborne Early Warning systems. Total funding £1.25M for contracts of up to £250k.

Opens: 10/05/2021 Closes: 06/07/2021

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KTN-iX challenge: Removal of carbon particles from fuel passages within an installed gas turbine

KTN-iX is working alongside a multinational organisation in the gas turbine industry. They are looking to engage innovators and innovative organisations that can help them solve a significant challenge: removing fuel auto-oxidation deposits from internal fuel passages within Inconel injectors without dismantling the unit/components where those passages are located.

Opens: 14/05/2021 Closes: 16/07/2021

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Utility strike avoidance on Highways England network (KTN and i3P Innovation Exchange challenge)

KTN-iX is looking for innovative solutions to avoid striking utility assets during maintenance and construction of Highways England’s Strategic Road Network. The winning business(es) will be given opportunities to present solutions to major infrastructure clients, and to deliver a demonstration with Highways England delivery partners.

Opens: 28/05/2021 Closes: 18/06/2021

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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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Mon
19
Apr
2021

Safe AI Adoption in Sellafield: Roundtable Sessions

10.00 - 16.00 | Online

Recording coming soon

Tue
25
May
2021

Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase 2021

09.30 - 16.30 | Online

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News

21.05.2021

AI for Services Podcast Episode 2: Conversation with Sally Sfeir-Tait, CEO and Co-founder of RegulAItion

“Where the regulators and the regulated don’t just exist together but positively flourish.” Astrid Ayel interviews the Enabling Data Access Competition winners; in this episode, Sally Sfeir-Tait opens up about her journey from lawyer and regulator to starting her own business and talks about “balancing the interests of the few with the interests of the many, in a harmonious way”.

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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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