Salford robotics centre running online SME workshop

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The University of Salford’s North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC) is set to host a workshop on 12 November for SMEs looking to gain a competitive edge through robotics and automation.

As part of its SME programme the NERIC, due to open next year, will be running a full-day interactive workshop online this Friday titled Gaining Competitive Edge with Robotics and Automation.

The workshop aims to provide an overview of the current state of the robotics sector, a virtual tour of the robotics laboratory and guidance on some of the different approaches to designing, planning and implementing robotic technology.

Some SMEs may also be eligible for a two-hour consultation meeting with a member of NERIC’s team of robotics and automation advisors.

When complete NERIC will house cutting-edge robotics, manufacturing labs and teaching space, acting as a hub for SMEs looking for support with innovations in the field of robotics and automation.

Focus areas for the £16m centre include robotics for intelligent infrastructure, digital automation and supply chain improvement. SMEs will be able to access world-leading experts in the field and work collaboratively to identify opportunities and validate new technologies in preparation for real-world deployment.

As previously reported by Robotics & Innovation, early this year the NERIC received an additional £3.6m in funding from Research England, part of UK Research and Innovation, to accelerate innovation and research in robotics.

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