Having launched the first Cross Sector Innovation challenge on the 14th January, the first industry briefing was held on the 23rd in London as well as live streamed via webcast. With speakers from both the Defence and Oil and Gas funding bodies, the breadth and importance of the problem space was shared with the audience. With special thanks to our partners at Innovate UK for managing the innovation challenge on our behalf, the importance of cross sector working as well as the application process was briefed by Andrew and Phillip who run the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for Robotics in Extreme and Challenging Environments. With approximately 200 people attending either in person or online and further briefings still scheduled this looks to be a fantastic initiative to develop and bring to market novel technologies and highlight the strength of the UK Maritime industry.
The briefing is now available to view online. https://youtu.be/H3v1tIXTi9E
We strongly recommend anyone interested in subsea technology spanning all technology areas such as communications to sensor processing. Registration for the competition closes 12th February and you are very welcome to attend the Glasgow briefing on the 30th January.