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Airbus is a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a worldwide scale.

With over 125,000 employees and as the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader, Airbus is at the forefront of the aviation industry. We build the most innovative commercial aircraft and consistently capture about half of all commercial airliner orders. Thanks to our deep understanding of changing market needs, customer focus and technological innovation, we offer products that connect people and places via air and space.

Airbus has always been at the forefront of innovating new technologies, with a pioneering spirit that has redefined the aerospace industry. Our products bring people closer together, helping them unite and progress. We strive to continually push the boundaries on what is possible to safeguard our world for future generations.


Antobot is an award-winning robotics start-up based between the UK and China, founded by embedded control experts with backgrounds in the automotive industry. Antobot will provide support through the advisory board and specialist engineering support on the development of intelligent autonomous robotics.

Antobot has successfully developed modular mobile robot platforms capable of adapting to various tasks from agriculture to industrial manufacturing with full vertical integration of hardware and software through in-house development of the robot “brain”, the universal Robot Control Unit (uRCU®). The automotive grade uRCU® contains all elements needed for tight robotic control and the development of innovative robotic applications, including embedded safety mechanisms, ROS/ROS2 compatibility with multiple agency systems support whilst remaining compact, reliable and a fraction of the cost of current market solutions.

Antobot will provide their uRCU® and mobile robot platforms for the development and demonstrations during the IRaaS project to support the challenges of advancing rapid deployment and collaborative logistics for autonomous robotic solutions.


Leidos is a Fortune 500 company delivering mission IT, security, software, engineering and operations to government and highly-regulated commercial customers. With locations globally – including across the U.K. – Leidos is a leading systems integrator to the automotive, aerospace, construction, energy, pharmaceutical, logistics and general industries. We will be directly supporting the iRaas project with our robotics, virtual commissioning, and artificial intelligence capabilities.

Measurement Solutions

MSL has an existing portfolio of automated scanning solutions for Quality Control applications. We are supporting this project providing resource and existing expertise utilising hardware and software by Creaform, Universal Robots, Fanuc and Metrolog i-Robot.

Manufacturing Technology Centre

The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) was established to prove innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions.  The MTC houses some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, creating a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale. This provides a unique opportunity for manufacturers to develop new and innovative processes and technologies.


Myenergi are at the forefront of British renewable eco-smart technology innovation with products including zappi, the World’s first solar and wind compatible electric vehicle charger. We manufacture all of our products in the UK at our Grimsby manufacturing site and will be working with the IRaaS Team to identify ways to make our operations even more flexible, responsive and efficient.

RAR UK Automation

RARUK Automation Limited is the UK’s leading supplier of Collaborative Robots. We will be supporting the project by sharing our extensive experience of delivering low cost, flexible and collaborative robotic solutions to a variety of industries. Our wide range of Cobot solutions, end of arm tooling and application experience will be available for use in feasibility studies as the project identifies industries and processes that are ideally suited for automating.


Sunamp designs and manufactures space-saving thermal storage using patented Phase Change Material (PCM) to make homes and buildings more energy efficient and sustainable, while reducing carbon emissions. Our batteries can be charged with energy from renewable and other sources, and released to deliver hot water, cooling and space heating on demand across different temperature ranges.

Our manufacturing is scaling up. By being part of the Industrial Robots-as-a-Service (IRaaS) project, we see that trialling robotic solutions would benefit the automation of our current and, any future, licensed factories. We aim to contribute with use cases for IRaaS feasibility projects, based on our own experience of manufacturing new products, and join appropriate advisory or project groups. 

Toyota Manufacturing UK

Toyota Manufacturing are delighted to collaborate with the IRaaS project to support our vision of transformation from an automobile company to a mobility company.

Through the practical application of innovation we aim to meet our environmental and competitive goals.

TPR Solutions

True Position Robotics Ltd are delighted to be providing support to this project through:

The implementation of TPR software Including our innovative robot guidance software on both demonstrators, and our “automation software” for linking process tools with robots.

Providing engineering expertise and experience into the other work packages over the course of the project.

Attendance of the project advisory board meetings twice a year for 3 years for any input we are able to provide.

Participating in the exploitation of the outputs towards the end of the project, leading on from our recent Innovate UK grants in a similar technology area.