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Robotics: creating a safer world

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Three years ago we launched the £93 million Robots for a Safer World challenge, part of the first wave of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). The challenge was to develop safer and more productive technologies for working in extreme environments, in industries such as Nuclear Decommissioning, Offshore Wind Energy and Space.

Find out about the highlights and about some of the business-led fast-start grants to robotics projects responding directly to the Covid-19 crisis.

Innovations in Energy Efficient Process Development for the Foundation Industries

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Continuous casting machine at the metallurgical plan

Sarah Connolly, Innovation Technologist at Innovate UK is responsible for driving innovation in the Foundation Industries. In this post, she explores how innovations in process developments can reduce environmental impact and improve competitiveness. Energy Efficient Process Developments The foundation industries …

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Investing for Impact

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Four years ago, we launched the Government and UKRI’s flagship, business-led Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. It is a new approach to funding challenges ranging from net zero, health and wellbeing through to advancing technologies, aiming to create a better world for us all.

Innovations in sensor development and digitalisation for the foundation industries

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foundations being laid at a building site

Sarah Connolly, Innovation Technologist at Innovate UK is responsible for driving innovation in the Foundation Industries. In this post, she explores how innovations in sensor development, deployment and digitalisation can increase process efficiency, reduce environmental impact and improve competitiveness. Sensor …

Innovations in heat recovery for the foundation industries

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Sarah Connolly, Innovation Technologist at Innovate UK is responsible for driving innovation in the foundation industries. In this post, she explores how innovation in heat recovery can reduce environmental impact and improve competitiveness. Heat recovery The foundation industries encompass a …