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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.

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Incorporating digital features such as machine vision and machine learning equips robots with the ability to identify objects and make appropriate decisions about the actions they perform – reducing the need for remote control and fixed trajectory programming. From harvesting our food to assisting us in our homes as we grow older, intelligent robots have the potential to help address many of the key challenges impacting societies around the world today.

Our goal is to help you form powerful collaborations across the Robotics and AI community 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.

We can help organisations from any sector, large or small, that wish to develop or deploy Robotics & AI; Investors wishing to connect with high potential Robotics & AI innovation companies; Innovators developing new component technologies which can advance Robotics & AI capabilities.

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Our Robotics Expert

Melanie Cassley

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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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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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Recorded: 31st January

Shaping the National Service Robotics Proving Ground Facilities

Join us to help shape the future for service robotics in the UK and share your vision for the UK’s next generation of robotics proving ground facilities.

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News

01.04.2022

Phase II & COVID-19 Biannual Cohort event: Setting the scene for the UK’s third aviation revolution

48 grant-funded projects, pioneering the future of UK aviation, flocked to Birmingham’s NEC to celebrate achievements and outline developments from the Phase II & COVID-19 funds of the Future Flight Challenge.

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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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