Automata and Russell Finex among robotics programme winners
24 Mar 2017
Four British companies are among 25 winners set to receive free robotics consultancy via a scheme set up by the European robotic technology transfer network.
The network is a collaboration between the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), the Danish Technological Institute (DTI), the Fraunhofer IPA and Tecnalia in Spain.
Automata Technologies, Hexagon Metrology, Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) and Russell Finex are the latest UK beneficiaries, with all four firms receiving highly-specialised consultancy services from robotics experts from around Europe, with the aim of bringing their ideas to fruition, the network said.
Jeremy Hadall, chief technologist in robotics and automation at the MTC, said: “The MTC is now working with a number of UK companies to develop their robot technologies and applications to allow them to grow their competitive position.
“This is great news for the UK economy as these technologies will increase productivity and jobs and have the potential to grow market share both locally and internationally.”
In total 64 winners have been announced via the programme, following applications from 166 companies spread across 12 European countries.
“Working with our partners in ROBOTT-NET, the MTC is now working on creating technological and business value in the vouchers so that eight of the 64 can be selected later this year and taken through to a full pilot stage,” Hadall added.