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    NAA Member News: University of Salford – North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC)

    The North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC) is a new advanced facility and pioneering initiative by the University of Salford dedicated to empowering Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in navigating the transformative landscape of digitalisation, automation, and robotics.

    In this era of relentless technological progress, we focus on working with SMEs to embrace the power of these technologies.

    NERIC provides a collaborative environment where SMEs can actively engage with leading academics and experts to explore, experiment, evaluate, and develop tailored automation and robotic solutions. At its core, NERIC is committed to democratising access to advanced automation and robotics, enabling SMEs to thrive in today’s highly competitive business landscape.

    Our team of seasoned experts, including engineers, academics, and industry specialists, are dedicated to working closely with businesses, guiding them through the intricacies of automation and robotics. Whether streamlining production processes, increasing productivity, or enhancing product quality, NERIC is a catalyst for positive transformation, propelling SMEs to the forefront of their industries.

    NERIC is made possible through funding from the University of Salford, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and Research England (RE).  Beyond being a physical space, NERIC is a dynamic ecosystem fostering collaboration, learning, and growth.

    Join us in shaping the future where innovation meets automation. Together, let’s redefine what’s possible for your business.

    For SMEs based in Greater Manchester, NERIC can offer funded support for projects. To find out more, please get in touch with Tabs Khojani at


    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham