KTP Programme Support: Innovating the Manufacturing sector using AI
Innovate UK KTN are offering Manufacturing businesses a great opportunity to register for individual 1-1 meetings to explore the uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within their operations, and learn how to access KTP funding to address their challenges.
Despite the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit, the UK manufacturing sector showed strong growth in 2021 (MarkItEconomics, 2022); however, in the light of the current geopolitical situation, supply chains have been further disrupted triggering input-cost inflation. Furthermore, maintaining a skilled workforce still represents a challenge. Continued growth and productivity can be enabled – in part – by focusing on technology adoption and automation, which in turn will drive the required upskilling and workforce productivity the sector needs, while cutting costs. To achieve this, we are keen to support strategic initiatives around the adoption of AI, especially for SMEs and businesses that have been affected by the current global challenges.
The AI team at Innovate UK KTN, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme and the Manufacturing Made Smarter Innovation Network will virtually support manufacturing businesses from all sectors to explore the uses of Artificial Intelligence within their operations. During these sessions, we will help identify projects that can be funded through the KTP programme – an open competition which offers support rates between 50-75% of the eligible project costs, that links forward thinking businesses with the UK’s world class knowledge bases to deliver innovation projects. Attendees will also get the chance to learn further details about the programme, with dedicated KTP Advisers available to facilitate the discussions and help shape potential projects which will benefit their business R&D initiatives.
Who is this for?
Manufacturing companies active in any sector, regardless of their size. Our aim is to support businesses to use AI to innovate their processes with the help of a grant funded KTP project. Please note that Universities and technology suppliers are not eligible for this opportunity.
Event format and deadline
The event will be delivered between 10:00am and 12:00 and between 14:00 and 16:00 on Thursday 8th September 2022. The format of the session will be adapted to focus on your answers.
Please submit your expression of interest by Tuesday 30th August 2022 and you will receive a confirmation with the outcome of your application shortly after.