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Robotics Innovation Centre offers one-day workshop for SMEs

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

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Set for completion in 2022, 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 £16 million 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.

To launch the SME programme of support, NERIC will be running a full-day interactive workshop online on 12 November: Gaining Competitive Edge with Robotics and Automation.

The workshop will 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 innovations 

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

Bookings can be made via Eventbrite, or for more information email

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