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20th December 2018
Exploring opportunities in robotics and artificial intelligence

The innovation group, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has announced details of an industrial showcase event focused on robotics and artificial intelligence (RAI). The event takes place in Manchester on the 12th March 2019. Up to 500 delegates from industry, as well as technology providers and academia are expected to attend. 

Renewables
31st March 2017
Electric refuse trucks on trial in Greenwich

A 26 tonne electric refuse vehicle is on trial in Greenwich after the Royal Borough of Greenwich secured funding from Innovate UK as part of a consortium. The project comes from a bid as part of an open competition called the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial – Stream 2, funded by Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The technology will be developed by Magtec, a company that designs and manufactures elect...

Medical
23rd August 2016
Smart implants to counter post-operative infection

  Innovate UK is providing funding to support the next stage in development of a bio-active implant, Smart Spacer, which will counter post-operative infection following knee surgery. The programme has the potential to substantially reduce the £300m that these complications cost the NHS.

Artificial Intelligence
1st March 2016
UK in the driving seat of driverless cars

A UK initiative designed to study data critical to the efficient operation of driverless cars has secured funding from Innovate UK that will put the country at the forefront of connected and autonomous vehicles. The Atlas initiative, a consortium of UK businesses, will use the funding to research and develop communication between vehicles and roadside infrastructure.

Analysis
29th January 2016
London's first driverless cars will be around soon

The first driverless cars to be tested on the streets of London will resemble the electric passenger shuttles currently in use at Heathrow Airport. The group behind the project is currently adapting the pods for use on the roads. Greenwich is one of four places in the UK where driverless pods and public reaction to them are being tested.

Aerospace & Defence
21st October 2015
Innovate UK highlights game-changing aerospace technologies

  At Aerodays 2015, Europe’s flagship event for research in aeronautics and air transport, 20th to 22nd October in London, Innovate UK is promoting the best of British aerospace innovation.

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