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Artificial Intelligence Innovation Centre

The Artificial Intelligence Innovation Centre (AIC) operates as a long-term strategic partnership between Essex University and TWI with the aim of developing a financially sustainable research facility in one of the hottest research topics globally drawing on Essex's existing strengths, to complement and underpin the applied research and development activities of TWI.


  • Creation of a shared research and technology facility

  •  Undertake joint research programmes

  • Secure a portfolio of research funding from external sponsors

  • Build a mutual understanding of future research challenges and opportunities

  • Develop the next generation of technologies and scientists

Core areas

Artificial Intelligence for:

  • Risk-based maintenance scheduling

  • Motor current signature analysis

  • Automated weld inspection

  • Vibration analysis

  • Automated guided waves defect detection

  • Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing data interpretation

  • Automated Shearography defect detection

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