Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF): Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) for Extreme & Challenging Environments Competitions



The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), in partnership with Innovate UK welcomes parties interested in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Extreme & Challenging Environments to join us for briefing and consortium building events in London, 21st June, and Birmingham, 27th June.


The two competitions for funding which open June 12th are:


The aim of these competitions is to speed up the development of RAI technologies which would be used across the off-shore energy, nuclear energy, space and deep mining applications and other extreme and challenging environments. The resulting developments should demonstrate a potential step change in RAI technologies and system capabilities.


As the two competitions have different focus, projects could address either specific disciplines or the combination of complementary ones, like robotics, machine vision, manipulation, AI and situational awareness, materials, telecommunications, sensors, radiation-tolerant electronics, power systems, navigation, localisation, mapping, planning, miniaturisation and systems engineering etc.

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The briefing events will benefit innovators and researchers planning to submit applications for these competitions. We welcome business of all sizes and research programme owners looking to link with business collaborators.


There will be a pitching session scheduled into these events, to pitch your ideas and capabilities to those attending. If you are keen to do a short pitch that relates to your idea for this competition, please select this option on the registration form and you will be sent further details closer to the event. Pitch presentations will be made available to view online as soon as they are submitted.


We are also offering the opportunity to book one-to-one meetings, both with other delegates at the event, and also with KTN and Innovate UK staff.


If you are not able to attend in person, this event will be webcast so you can join the events online.

Register Now for the London briefing, 21st June

Register Now for the Birmingham briefing, 27th June


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