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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Current Robotics & AI funding opportunities

iX Challenge: Novel Sensor Payloads for Asset Inspection Drones

Opens: 05/08/2022 Closes: 14/10/2022

The Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside Futureworx to find novel sensors and/or data processing techniques that can be deployed in scenarios offering relatively low Size-Weight-Power-Cooling (SWAPC) budgets. These will initially be aimed at demanding industrial environments, such as t

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Women in Innovation Awards 2022/23

Opens: 22/08/2022 Closes: 19/10/2022

Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for an award which includes a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.

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Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2022 to 2023 Round 4

Opens: 20/09/2022 Closes: 16/11/2022

UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits.

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Related Events and Recordings

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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Thu
7
Jul
2022

UK Robotics & AI Landscape Impact Study: Briefing Event

11.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Tue
8
Nov
2022

Supporting the Adoption of Robotics & AI in Northern Ireland

09.30 - 16.30 | Belfast

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