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Showcasing, Collaborating, Enabling and Investing.

09.00

Doors open for delegates 

Registration, refreshments and networking

10.00 - 10.30

Live demonstration on the Main Stage

STREAM A - Showcasing (Main Stage)
10.45 - 11.30

Opening Address

An overview of the current and future landscape of robotics and AI in the UK - Andrew Tyrer, Head of Enabling Technologies, Innovate UK and Geoff Pegman, Managing Director, RU Robots.


11.45 - 12.30

Robotics - success story 1

Hear first hand from a company which has successfully implemented robotics to boost productivity.

12.30 - 13.30

Networking lunch

13.30 - 14.15

Applying RAI technologies in regulated environments

Chaired by Phil Williams. Presented by Nick Tudor, Business Director, D-RisQ Ltd, Jonathan Webber, CEO, Callen-Lenz, and a speaker (TBC) from the Civil Aviation Authority. 

A major problem with BVLOS is confidence that the decision making system will always do what is required but will never do what is not required. How do we convince a regulator that this is the case and which standards would be necessary to use to make that argument?

14.30 - 15.15

Artificial intelligence - success story 1

Hear first hand from a company which has successfully implemented AI to boost productivity.

15.30 - 16.15

Bridging the risk gap between small and large companies

Chaired by David Bisset, Director of iTechnic Ltd and featuring members of the RAI SIG advisory board, this session will share best practice on effective collaboration between small and large companies in order to accelerate innovation. We'll explore the lessons learned in the Thought Leadership Workshop on SME engagement to support delegates in achieving a higher success rate in deploying RAI. The white paper is now available to download here.

16.15 - 16.30

Closing address

Summary of the emerging themes of the day, key learning points and next steps. 

STREAM B - Collaborating (Large room upstairs)
10.45 - 12.30

End user challenges workshop

Interactive workshop led by the National Robotics Network to explore collaboration opportunities for addressing industry challenges

12.30 - 13.30

Networking lunch

13.30 – 14.15

Artificial intelligence - success story 2

Hear first hand from a company which has successfully implemented AI to boost productivity.

14.30 - 15.15

Robotics - success story 2

Hear first hand from a company which has successfully implemented robotics to boost productivity.

15.30 - 16.15

Robotics and embedded AI success story

Led by Caroline Chibelushi

STREAM C - Enabling (Medium room upstairs)
10.45 - 11.30

KTN's Innovation Canvas (TBC)

Find out more about Innovation Canvas, a tool designed by KTN to help you: 

  • Spot gaps in your capacity to innovate
  • Identify and overcome important challenges
  • Test assumptions that may be hindering progress
  • Clarify areas of risk and uncertainty
  • Invite and secure team buy-in
11.45 - 12.30

Coming soon

12.30 - 13.30

Networking lunch

13.30 - 14.15

Commercialising your innovation with Tharsus

Headline sponsor Tharsus will lead a session designed to help you understand the process of turning an early stage innovation into a commercial product.

14.30 - 16.15

Equipping your business with skills for robotics and AI

Learn about the benefits of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and how companies are using them to secure relevant expertise for exploitation of robotics and AI.

STREAM D - Investing (Small room upstairs)
10.45 - 11.30

How to secure funding   for your investment in RAI?

How do you raise capital to invest in RAI tech to help your business grow? KTN's Access to Funding and Finance team will provide a workshop to demystify the complex funding landscape. Which funding streams should you apply for and what does a compelling proposal look like? 

12.30 - 13.30

Networking lunch

11.45 - 12.30

Coming soon

13.30 - 16.15

Pitchfest Investor Showcase

The grand final of RAI SIG's Pitchfest - a pitching competition presenting a unique opportunity to raise the profile of early stage robotics and artificial intelligence businesses in front of a national audience of investors. 

Please note this is an invitation only session. If you are a business and would like to participate in the investor readiness programme, click here.

If you are an investor, please email Marie Emerson for more information.

09.00 – 17.00

Exhibition and networking - all day

17.00

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