Robotics Proving Ground launch event

We are thrilled to invite you to the launch event of the Robotics Proving Ground programme, a ground-breaking initiative designed to revolutionise the way we test and validate cutting-edge robotics technologies. As we embark on this exciting journey, we look forward to pushing the boundaries of innovation and fostering collaboration within the industry.

Event Details


12.00 - 13.00



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The Robotics Proving Ground programme is a dynamic platform of centres dedicated to testing, refining, and advancing emerging technologies in the robotics industry. Designed as a collaborative effort between Innovate UK, the Satellite Applications CatapultOffshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) and High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) represented by the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), this programme aims to accelerate the development and deployment of breakthrough solutions that will shape the future.

About the event

The centres serve several crucial purposes that contribute to the advancement in robotics and automation technologies with the pivotal role in the development, validation, and deployment of robotic technologies, offering a controlled yet realistic environment for testing and refining innovations that have the potential to transform various industries.

Join us on 19 February 2024 to:

  • Learn more about the programme
  • Inform Innovate UK about priorities for the programme
  • Refine the vision for future funding competitions
  • Network with the community to enable collaboration.

The results of this programme will be presented for cross government investment in robotics proving ground facility.


  • 12:00 – Welcome & introduction to the programme
    Benefit of the programme, aspiration and capabilities
  • 12:30 – Menti session
  • 13:00 –  Next steps & closing remarks

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