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Rising operating costs have a direct impact on our bottom line and productivity. Skills, labour shortages, the real cost of waste are common and critical themes impacting businesses in Northern Ireland now. How can these problems be solved with Robotics and AI?

Technologies such as Robotics and AI (RAI) are key in supporting growth and its sustainability. Evidence shows that the impact of AI across UK’s industrial and commercial activities could boost Northern Ireland’s GDP by up to £2.6 billion by 2030 (Irish News). In addition, Northern Ireland has a great opportunity to achieve this because of its strong University research in various applications of RAI.

About the Event

Innovate UK KTN is collaborating with Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) to run a series of events using our knowledge exchange framework that will involve RAI consumers from a variety of sectors. We hope to create awareness in relation to the Innovate UK KTN and Invest NI support for businesses, and the possible ways to use RAI to increase productivity in business. Our framework aims to support businesses through three steps of an adoption journey:

  • Developing the companies understanding of the technology and the identifying the right support to help them
  • Developing collaboration between companies, academic research and technology providers
  • Developing a solution for the company with real productivity benefits.

In addition, during the event:

  • Northern Ireland RAI integrator will be sharing success stories
  • Ulster University will introduce their Smart Manufacturing Data Hub
  • The Innovate UK KTN team will also meet businesses on a one-to-one basis to offer individual support
  • The event will encourage business networking, collaboration, and knowledge sharing
  • Technology providers demonstrating their products

Who is the Event for?

Manufacturing companies in Northern Ireland active in any industry sector, that:

  • Are interested in adopting Robotics and/or AI
  • Have started the process of adopting Robotics and/or AI but need additional support in expanding/taking next steps
  • Have adopted Robotics and/or AI and have learned valuable lessons that could benefit the wider community.

Please note that only businesses operating or having offices in Northern Ireland will be eligible for this event. Academia/universities are out of scope for this activity.

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