North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC)

A Centre of Digital Innovation

The new North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC) will be a focal point of the University’s commitment to industry collaboration, innovation, and skills in an established and continually expanding area of expertise by providing a hub which adds value to the University’s and wider Greater Manchester technical infrastructure. (NERIC) will be a beacon for the University’s robotics and automation specialisms, with the £16 million facility serving as a hub for small to medium-sized industries (SMEs) looking to design, test and validate innovation in this rapidly growing area. The centre will offer SME’s a one-stop-shop for developing and applying robotics and automation alongside other innovative digital technologies into their business. It will offer access to a purpose-built facility, specialist equipment and innovation support services that support new and improved applications and products to be taken forward.  

Focus areas for the facility will include robotics for intelligent infrastructure, digital automation, and supply chain improvement. working across a range of sectors including robotics and automation, the requirements of net zero, healthcare technologies, vehicle automation and the development of smart cities. In line with the University’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions, The NERIC will be an all-electric building.

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