A Bristol-based robotics company has met its planned crowdfunding target as it looks to pilot its first product.
Service Robotics is planning to pilot its GenieConnect product with 150 users in the first half of 2019, with a view of launching the product commercially in late-2019.
The company hopes the product, a robotic companion for the over-65s, will gain 40,000 subscribers within three years, representing 1.1 per cent of the number of over 65s who live alone in the UK.
You’re invited to the Bristol launch of an exciting new funding call by the South West Creative Technology Network for those interested in automation, including robotics and AI on Wednesday 19th December 4-7pm at The Station, Bristol BS1 2AG.
SWCTN are offering 24 paid (£15K) fellowships to people from industry, academia and new talent. This is a great chance to take time to think about new and innovative approaches automation, with the possibility of further prototype funding down the line.
For the full call: https://swctn.org.uk/automation/automation-call-out-brief/
The launch will be a chance to hear about the call in more detail, and have any questions or queries answered.
Sign up for the launch here: https://uwe.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/south-west-creative-technology-network-launch-event-2
Business Leader recently sat down with Rob Parkes, the CEO of Service Robotics Ltd – a South West-based company that is changing the future of technology amongst the elderly.
With healthcare and societal issues relating to older generations being overlooked by the majority of the tech sector, Service Robotics is revolutionising how to use technology make the lives of the elderly better.
Service Robotics’ primary service is GenieConnect® – a companion robot service that uses an AI-enabled programme to help improve connectivity and support for the UK’s older generations.
Now in its third year, Collaborate To Innovate (C2I) was launched to uncover inspiring examples of UK engineering collaboration and highlight the way in which engineers from different sectors and disciplines are working together to address some of society’s most fundamental challenges.
It’s fair to say that over the past three years it hasn’t disappointed, and has helped showcase a host of truly groundbreaking projects: from medical innovations that will enable us to live longer, healthier lives; to transportation technologies that are helping to change the way we get from A to B.
Hardware tech companies from Bristol and Bath make up over a third of the top 25 most disruptive startups in the region.
The annual index, compiled by ADLIB, Foot Anstey and Tällt, shows the region as a global innovation hub. Judges selected the small and medium-sized companies based on a range of factors, from the make-up of their founding team and investors to their technology and ambition.
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop game-changing technologies with commercial potential that could lead to UK economic growth.
Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme, delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network, is organising a second technology visit to South Korea for businesses developing advanced materials for mobility. Key technology areas are composites, light weighting, carbon fibre and high performance materials.