Robotics & Autonomous Systems (RAS) Dissemination Event – Manchester
Organised in collaboration with the Northern Robotics Network, this dissemination event will bring together RAS innovators across the North.
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 £5 Million 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 to bid into the ESIF funding scheme.
Registration is open for the morning and afternoon sessions, you may register for either session or for both.
£5 Million 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).
Innovators to develop new solutions to existing or emerging problems are being sought after. 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.
The draft agenda for the morning session - RAS competition call
- 09:30 - 10:00: Registration and refreshments
- 10:00 - 10:15: Welcome
- 10:15 - 10:45: Competition scope
- 10:45 - 11:15: Application process & Q&A
- 11:15 - 11:45: Networking and Refreshments
- 11:45 - 12:00: Case study
- 12:00 - 12:30: Pitches
12:30 - 13:30: Lunch and networking
The afternoon session will consist of key speakers from regional LEPS about their interest in RAS followed by an open discussion on developing a bid for ESIF funding.
The event is expected to close at 16:00
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