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Introduction To Robotics Workshop

Providing a practical introduction to the topic of industrial robotics, the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre has teamed up with engineers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory RIFBristol facility to deliver this two-day interactive workshop.

An overview of the current state of the robotics sector and a tour of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory will get you thinking about the opportunities robotics can present for your business. With your interest primed, the team will then guide you through some of the different approaches to selecting, implementing and operating robotic techonologies before getting 'hands on' with two different robot arms.

The practical tasks offer an insight into hardware and software options and introduce you to possible operating systems. With the chance, too, to question experienced technicians, this is a tangible opportunity to develop your understanding of how you could utilise robotics for the benefit of manufacturing, innovation and research.

With a basic grounding in the concepts, opportunities and operational considerations, you'll leave with the practical knowledge and increased confidence required to make informed decisions about the potential adoption of cutting-edge robotic technology in your business.


The Somerset Energy Innovation Centre is offering fully funded places on this expert workshop for eligible SME's. Contact Ben Powis for more details and to book your place: ben.powis@swmas.co.uk | 01278 767000.

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Get into nuclear for start-ups & SMEs

  • Venue: South West Nuclear Hub – 73 St Michael’s Hill BS2 8BH
  • 5 - 6 pm: networking, drinks and nibbles
  • 6 – 7 pm – presentation of opportunities for start-ups and SMEs


The UK nuclear market is in expansion, with EDF Energy building Hinkley Point C and Sizewell. £50bn worth of contracts are to be allocated in the South West. If you are thinking about penetrating this market, this event will be for you.

Whether you are a start-up or an SME, the South West Nuclear Hub can help you.

No need to have previous nuclear experience; your high-tech capabilities can be transferred to the nuclear industry, with the help of the Hub.


Register for free via the Eventbrite page here




This event is being run by the South West Nuclear Hub at the University of Bristol, supported by  SETsquared Bristol.

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