Technology, innovation and globalisation have transformed the world in we live in. The systems we have created to supply the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the homes we live in are truly marvellous and complex; however, these systems are sometimes fragile, and can be a source of pollution.
Our current focus in this area
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.
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.
Space is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, with the ambition to capture 10% of the world market by 2030. Currently, the UK manufactures over 20% of the satellites in orbit and has established a path towards launching satellites from UK soil by 2021.
The world is powered by data; turning data into information helps us make decisions across all sectors of the economy. Innovate UK KTN hosts an innovation network that focuses on connecting the data holders and data processors with the people that can benefit from the insight geospatial data can provide.
Innovate UK KTN’s Industrial Maths team harnesses the power of mathematics to meet the needs of business, government and not-for-profit organisations, helping a wide range of sectors express problems and challenges in an accessible way. We also facilitate new partnerships with an extensive network of mathematical science practitioners and diverse institutions across the UK.
The UK is committed to spending a minimum 2% of GDP on defence over the next decade, and at least 20% of that spending on equipment. This commitment represents spending some £186bn on defence equipment and support in the 10 years from 2018/19. The UK is also the second largest defence exporter, winning defence orders worth £14bn in 2018.
Fairness Innovation Challenge - addressing bias and discrimination in AI
Opens: 16/10/2023 Closes: 13/12/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £400k for projects resulting in new solutions to address bias and discrimination in AI systems.
Space4Rail ESA open call
Opens: 01/11/2023 Closes: 31/12/2025
Funding to support the use of space-based assets to improve the European Rail system
BIOREME Study Group: Applications of Mathematics in Respiratory Medicine
Opens: 27/11/2023 Closes: 26/01/2024
BIOREME invite respiratory medicine specialists to submit a challenge for mathematical modelling.
Related Events and Recordings
Knowledge Transfer Manager - Artificial Intelligence
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Join Innovate UK KTN to Explore the Future of Earth Observation at Space-Comm Expo 2023
Discover the future of space for your business at Space-Comm Expo in Farnborough on 7th-8th June 2023, the UK’s largest event dedicated to the commercial aspects of space exploration.
Programmes related to Complex Systems
UK Space Sector Landscape Map
Connecting the UK’s growing Space community with industrial collaborators, research-based expertise, investment opportunities and funders.
Diversity in all its many forms matters, and great ideas can come from anyone.
Innovation Loans Future Economy
UK registered SME businesses can apply for loan funding for innovative late-stage research and development projects with strong commercial potential that will significantly boost the UK economy.