Robotics for a more resilient future R&D strand

Fund Name: Robotics for a more resilient future R&D strand
Project Length: Between 6 and 12 months
Project Value: Between £75k and £500k
Deadline: 20/11/2020


Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £6 million to support R&D projects to advance or develop solutions in service robotics for a more resilient future.

Fund details

Innovate UK are looking for robotic solutions that exploit business opportunities in areas such as, but not exclusively:

  • healthcare
  • logistics, warehousing and transportation
  • agriculture and food production
  • construction
  • ‘general-purpose’ remote working robotics
  • robotics that can contribute towards the UK’s net-zero greenhouse gas commitment.

Your proposal must:

  • clearly identify the operational needs and the market segments and sizes that the proposed Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) technology or system will be addressing
  • identify the precise operational scenario or scenarios that the RAI system is expected to operate if successful
  • quantify the system’s performance objectives and targets and explain the technological maturity at the start and end of the project
  • be based around a service robotics sector
  • articulate what is innovative about the proposed project and explain the technological maturity at the start and end of the project
  • clearly identify how proposed solutions will improve productivity or improve the resilience of the UK’s workforce to future disruptions to economic activity, supply chains and productivity.
  • demonstrate what market needs are being addressed
  • clearly demonstrate understanding of the market and provide a commercialisation plan for the solution developed

To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business, academic institution, charity, not-for-profit, public sector organisation, research organisation or research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
  • be invited by the lead organisation

Your project must:

  • have total eligible costs between £75,000 and £500,000
  • start on or after 1 April 2021
  • end by 31 March 2022
  • last between 6 and 12 months
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