Robotics in extreme environments - funding available for electronics, sensors and photonics
Posted on 25/02/2019
Innovate UK and the KTN are holding a briefing event in support of this competition for R&D Funding from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for ESP (Electronics, Sensors and Photonics) for robotics in extreme environments.
The aim of the competition is 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. They must also include mission-specific performance and regulatory targets, and will 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
- Modelling and simulation
Register for the events below (all are free):
ESP for Robotics in Extreme Environments – London (19th March) – this event is also available as a webcast
Sensor specialists may also be interested in our 48th Intelligent Sensing Program – Sensing in Harsh Environment event on 28th March in Manchester.