Individuals from a business can attend a 5-day innovation lab to collaborate on ideas and get a share of £15 million via the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, has up to £15 million for businesses and researchers to collaborate on robotic and artificial intelligence (AI) systems that support safer work for people.
The aim is to develop technologies and systems that take people out of the inspection, maintenance and repair of infrastructure in extreme environments and make unmanned operations the standard approach.
The competition will do this by bringing industry and research together to work collaboratively, come up with ideas for research and innovation projects and apply for funding.
It is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for robots for a safer world – a £93 million investment by government to develop robotics and AI solutions in areas such as off-shore energy, nuclear energy, mining and space.
Individuals can apply to join a 5-day collaborative workshop to develop project proposals to use robotic and AI systems to service infrastructures in challenging environments. Projects will be funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
- Competition opens: Monday 21 May 2018
- Competition closes: Wednesday 11 July 2018 12:00pm