Businesses can apply for a share of £5 million to encourage innovative applications of robotics and autonomous systems.
A day of briefings and discussion on funding for Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Organised in collaboration with the Northern Robotics Network, this dissemination event will bring together RAS innovators across the North region.
The aim of this 2 session event is to enable UK companies to explore new RAS opportunities.
In the morning, Innovate UK will outline the competition brief and application details on the £5m funding for Robotics & Autonomous Systems Applications. KTN will run networking opportunities and a company pitch session.
In the afternoon, RAS SIG will run a workshop, collaboration building and a discovery session to identify community needs and LEP opportunities on creating greater collaboration in the region, highlighting Smart Specialisation and identifying possible opportunities for funding bids.
Background: £5m Funding Competition for Robotics & Autonomous Systems
Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest up to £5 million in innovation projects to encourage innovative applications and stimulate new partnerships across robotics and autonomous systems (RAS).
We are looking for innovators to develop new solutions to existing or emerging problems. Commercially viable RAS solutions often need to combine different technologies to achieve the required performance. This competition aims to support and speed up this work.
For more information on the £5 million competition call, which opened on 18 July 2016, and the opportunity to ask questions of Innovate UK please register for this event.
10:00 Welcome / Knowledge Transfer Network
10:15 Competition Scope / Innovate UK
10:45 Application Process and Q&A
11:15 Break & Networking
11:45 Case Study: CityVerve / Stuart Millward, Satsafe Technologies
12:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 RAS SIG Workshop
13:30 Welcome and Scene Setting
KTN & Smart Specialisation Hub
13:45 John Steward, Product Development Principal, New Economy Manchester
14:00 Simon Reid, Sector Manager – Advanced Manufacturing, Liverpool City Region
14:15 Dr Gesa Reiss, Agri-Food & Bioeconomy Development Officer, York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Enterprise Partnership
14:30 Panel Q&A
15:15 Topic Development, Identify Synergies
This event is now closed