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ESP for Robotics in Extreme Environments - Cardiff

Event details
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
9:30 am – 16:00 pm
Robotics to withstand extreme conditions: apply for funding

Innovate UK and the KTN are holding a briefing event, hosted by Welsh Government, in support of this competition for R&D Funding from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for ESP for robotics in extreme environments.


  • To encourage R&D investment in ESP enabled robotics capabilities made in the UK.
  • Successful proposals will demonstrate a thorough understanding of whole system design requirements for Robotics and AI in extreme environments. It must:
  • include mission-specific performance and regulatory targets
  • show an understanding of the challenge in RAI systems in extreme environments, including the market specifically addressed in your proposal

Out of a Total Budget of £2m, funding may be available for :-

  • Feasibility studies. Total eligible costs £25,000 – £100,000.
  • Collaborative R&D. Total eligible costs £50,000 – £250,000.

Specific Themes are:-

  • Optics and photonics based sensing
  • Compound semiconductor based electronics
  • Packaging
  • Modelling and simulation

It is expected to be of particular interest to members of the:-

  • ESP Community
  • Robotics and AI Community
  • End User Community

To see the full scope and how to apply, visit:

Briefing Events will be held:-

Not able to attend? The London event will be recorded and webcast to ensure that the wider industry has access to this information. You can register to join online here.

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