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UK H2020 Consortia seeks UK Academics and SME’s involved in identification, detection and mitigation of drones

Responses required before 29 th  March 2016 to:  cast@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk   The rapid development of drone technology has provided the general public with an...

Imminent new measures to accelerate the future of retail

A third of UK retail jobs will be lost within the next decade with the closure of thousands of shops warns a new report. So what will the future of retail look like?  A British Retail...

Automate or fall behind: the stark warning to UK manufacturing

The UK manufacturing industry is in serious danger of falling further behind more competitive nations unless productivity improves and more processes are automated, warns a new report .  ...

The WEF: Getting anxious about automation

The “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is one of the central themes of this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF), taking place in Davos this week. But the effect of transformative technological...

BFI Fuller challenge

Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people from  all over the world — including scientists, designers, architects, activists,  artists, planners, entrepreneurs,...

Look out for the Internet of Flying Things as business takes to the skies in 2016

The battle for business advantage is moving to the skies as retailers, the construction industry, security and sports firms look to commercial drones to out perform competition in 2016.  ...

A story of robots for Christmas

It’s proving a bumper Christmas for robot videos and this extravaganza from Italy’s Advanced Robotic Department and iCub Facility (IIT)  has to be a contender for the top spot.  ...

Three barriers that stop manufacturers investing in robotics

A report by Barclays Bank has identified three major barriers that are preventing UK manufacturers from investing in robotics and automation.    The bank surveyed...

Robotics & Autonomous Systems for the Long Term Care Revolution

The Long Term Care Revolution Challenge is ambitious. It focuses on finding radical and innovative new ideas that will disrupt the current long term care institutional model. The vision is to...

Robotics & Autonomous Systems in Horizon 2020 — Presentations Available

On 1st December 2015, Innovate UK and the RAS SIG hosted a briefing event for Robotics in H2020 — ICT Topics 25-2016 & 26-2016. Held at Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, WC1H...

Getting from imagination to market takes centre stage at European Robotics Week 2015

Bridging the gap between cutting-edge research in academia and the vibrant robotics startup ecosystem is no easy task. In the UK city of Bristol last week a free public event titled “From...

Major debate on robots & society sets scene for European Robotics Week

A mouthwatering array of over 750 events has been taking place throughout Europe this week as the continent celebrates Robotics Week 2015. The festivities began with an eye-opening debate on...

Sensing Innovation Challenges in Offshore Renewables

KTN, in partnership with CENSIS and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, is running an event to discuss the challenges in the offshore renewable sector with the aim to develop...

Agenda Announced for H2020 - Big Data Brokerage Event

Event Details Solutions for Information and Communication Technologies – Horizon2020 Funding for Big Data We are pleased to announce the provisional agenda for the  ...

£1.5m available for Game Changing Technologies for the Energy Sector - Information Webinar

KTN is organising a webinar on Friday 11th December (10.30am-12pm) to promote a new Innovate UK competition that will open in 2016. Innovate UK is allocating up to £1.5m for their "Energy...

Key insights for the 2035 robot revolution: New report

A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything,...

European Robotics Week 2015 (ERW2015), 23-29 November 2015 Communication Centre: Bristol, UK

The European Robotics Week offers one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public, highlighting growing importance of robotics in a wide variety of...

Leeds is building robots and drones to make it the world's first self repairing city

Leeds University researchers are creating robots and drones to help fix street lights and potholes as part of an ambitious plan to create “self-repairing cities.”   They are taking...

Robotics & Autonomous Systems in Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private...

EC funding: briefing event 27 October and call for assessors

Photonics funding under the ICT H2020 call will be the topic at a KTN event on the 27 October in London. We are very pleased that Philippe Reynaert  from the European Commission (photonics...
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