Robotics and Autonomous Systems funding

Posted on: 22/07/2016

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.


09:30 Registration

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

12:00 Pitches

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

15:00 Break

15:15 Topic Development, Identify Synergies

15:55 Summary

16:00 Close

This event is now closed


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