Read our latest report: Robotics and Automation within the Medicines Manufacturing community

Posted on: 25/03/2022
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Compared with other countries, the UK is lagging in the widespread adoption and deployment of automation and robotics across the Medicines Manufacturing industry. To understand some of the reasons behind this, Innovate UK and KTN arranged a workshop, held on February 1st, to gain insight into what gaps exist and to begin to identify areas where innovation could help resolve these issues.

Over 40 individuals participated, from companies from across the industry, representing small, medium and large organisations, as well as academia and industrial catapults.

The workshop identified a number of key areas for further attention, including:

  • Integration and interoperability
  • Data
  • Skills

Gaining insight into where the gaps are, provides information on where additional investment or innovation could unlock more widespread use of robotics and automation within medicines manufacturing.

This insight will be used to identify common challenges which require additional outside support or innovation and to shape the future of UKRI programmes and Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership Technology and Innovation strategy.

To find out more, please contact Karen Wilkinson.

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