9th European Innovation Summit
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The 9th European Innovation Summit will take place during the week between 27 November and 1 December 2017 in the European Parliament in Brussels.
This year's program will include a broad range of topics:

Plenary Sessions

- Mid-term review and FP 9
- Innovation-friendly regulation: Innovation Principle, Green Deals, Innovation Deals, Sandbox Concept
- Start-up and scale-up
- Youth entrepreneurship
- From Science to business
- Breakthrough vs incremental innovation

Parallel sessions

Note: Sector focus is on Reserch and Innovation, Digitalization and Technologies for the future

- Health and Lifescience
- Food and Agriculture
- Artificial Inteligence and Robotics
- Circular Economy
- Bioeconomy
- Material Science
- Transport, Space, Aeronautics
- Energy and Environment
- Smart Manufacturing
- Energy and Environment
- Security and Cyber Crime

European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60
1047 Bruxelles
   27.11.2017 - 01.12.2017

Robotics Brokerage Day 2017
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Brokerage Day
The Robotics Brokerage event organised by SPARC will bring together more than 200 people from the robotics field. This event targets the upcoming Robotics calls under the LEIT-ICT funding scheme in Horizon2020.

Target audience
The event allows interested parties to make new contacts and find partners, especially during face to face matchmaking meetings.
Passage 44
Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 44
1000 Brussels
   06.12.2017 - 06.12.2017
09:30 - 16:30

European Robotics Forum - ERF2018
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Conference/Workshop , Exhibition/Fair
The European Robotics Forum (ERF), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held in Tampere in March 2018. 1000 European robotics top experts are expected to attend the conference.

The European Robotics Forum 2018 (ERF2018) will be held in the Tampere Hall on 13─15 March 2018. ERF2018 covers current societal and technical themes related to the field of robotics. Interesting subjects will be discussed, including human-robot-collaboration and how robotics can improve industrial productivity and service sector operations.

The conference also showcases the newest research in the field, and the projects funded under EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme. The event offers Finnish companies a unique window to the European markets.

Tampere Hall
Yliopistonkatu 55
1990 Tampere
   13.03.2018 - 15.03.2018
08:00 - 18:00

European Robotics Forum - ERF 2017
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"Living and working with robots" was the motto of the 8th European Robotics Forum (ERF) which took place on 22-24 March 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
This unique robotics event offered 60 information-filled workshops with presentations by leading European experts from industry, business, and top-level academia, as well as relevant European policy makers. At the exhibition, 31 sponsors and exhibitors showcased their prototypes, products, and services, and attendees got to know the most advanced European robotics industry, research institutes and projects.

ERF2017 is not another scientific conference but the one event where delegates can network with roboticists from over 40 countries, during the social events (Welcome Reception and euRobotics Awards Ceremony Banquet Dinner).

Target audience
840 attendees from all over Europe and beyond participanted in the Forum, along with 31 exhibitors and sponsors.
The Exchange
EH38EE Edinburgh
United Kingdom
International Robotics Week (IRW) 2017
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Educational Reach-Out
The implementation of robotics is taking off at high speed. In order to help you understand what this means for business, the first International Robotics Week (IRW) is organised on 19, 20 and 21 April 2017 at the World Forum in Den Haag. The International Robotics Week unites RoboBusiness Europe, TUS Expo and ROS Industrial Summit, making it one of the largest robotics events in the world.

RoboBusiness Europe, TUS Expo, RoboValley
The World Forum
Churchillplein 10
2517JW The Hague
Hannover Messe
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From individual components to the complete intelligent factory, as well as topical trends such as energy efficiency, lightweight construction and additive manufacturing – at HANNOVER MESSE you’ll get a complete picture of the industrial value-adding chain under one roof - in Hannover and worldwide.

Hannover Messe
Hannover Messe
30521 Hannover
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In 2017, Innorobo adds a full set of Resources to its 3 days event for companies, institutions, start-ups, investors, researchers, etc. to Explore, Experience, Expand and Excellerate the impact of robotics technologies on their market and for all of society:

- Enjoy a free, open and collaborative Community’s directory. Publish and disseminate all your technological innovations.
- Benefit from qualified intermediation services for you to identify potential successful new partners and develop whole new markets.
- Ask about consulting services for state-of-the-art analysis and experts’ enlightened recommendations to transform business or technological challenges into opportunities for growth and solutions through innovation.
- Participate to tailored International trade missions organized with Innorobo partners, namely the national robotics federations in Asia and Europe.

And attend Innorobo main Event in Paris:
- A redesigned implementation of the event settings to improve visibility
- A “Call for Innovation” to open the successful Call for Start-ups to all types of organizations
- More demonstration dedicated spaces
- Real life issues pitches

Let’s walk the talk and impact businesses and society with a human approach to robotics technologies.

An Impact Consulting firm
Dock de Paris Exhibition Center
Avenue Président Wilson 50
93200 La Plaine St Denis
ICRA 2017
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The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) will be held from May 29 to June 3, 2017 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. ICRA is IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's flagship conference and is a premier international forum for robotics researchers to present their work.

The conference theme, “Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Real-world Solutions”, underscores the need for innovative R&D talent, dynamic and goal-driven entrepreneurs and practitioners using robotics and automation technology to solve challenging real-world problems such as shortage of labour, an ageing society, and creating sustainable environments.

Target audience
ICRA 2017 will introduce a new Robotics Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, alongside an industry forum, a government forum, an ASEAN & emerging country forum, and a public forum (ICRA-X) centred on the conference theme, in addition to plenary and keynote sessions, technical paper sessions, workshop and tutorial sessions, exhibitions, and robot challenges. Researchers, engineers, students, industry, investors and people from all walks of life interested in robotics and automation are welcome to participate in this gala robotics event.
IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Conference Editorial Board (CEB)
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands
The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Ethical, Legal and Economic Implications
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Educational Reach-Out
International Summer School on ‘The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Ethical, Legal and Economic Implications’ will be held in Pisa (Tuscany, Italy) from 03th to 08th July, 2017.
This unique initiative, funded by the European Commission through the Jean Monnet Module, stems from the successful experience of the RoboLaw project (www.robolaw.eu) and its subsequent developments. The aim of the Summer School is to provide participants with a broad understanding of the many relevant implications of the regulation of robotics in Europe.

Registration is now open: http://www.santannapisa.it/err/application until June 7th
You can find detailed information at: http://www.europeregulatesrobotics-summerschool.santannapisa.it/ , in the brochure attached or in the text below.


FOCUS AREA: Law and Technology & Innovation Management

WHERE: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

WHEN: 03-08 July 2017

TEACHING BODY: The teaching body is extremely diversified, including Lawyers, Engineers, Philosophers, Business and Management Experts, many of which directly participated in the RoboLaw project, to provide the most interdisciplinary perspective.

APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION: Application details can be found at the following link: http://www.santannapisa.it/err/application





FEE: € 600,00 (The cost includes the tuition fees, reference material and lunch on class days)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Students at an advanced stage of their university courses ( last year students ) or graduate students (master or Ph.D.) in law, political sciences, economics and engineering, interested in understanding the legal, ethical, social and economic issues raised by robotics. Young professionals working for policy makers or industries investing in or developing robotic products.

WEB-SITE: http://www.europeregulatesrobotics-summerschool.santannapisa.it/

CONTACTS: pericle.salvini@santannapisa.it or andrea.bertolini@santannapisa.it

Registration is now open: http://www.santannapisa.it/err/application until June 7th
You can find detailed information at: http://www.europeregulatesrobotics-summerschool.santannapisa.it/ , in the brochure attached or in the text below.

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Pericle Salvini
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 Pisa
RO-MAN 2017 Conference
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Competition/Challenge , Conference/Workshop
The 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2017, will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from August 28 to September 1, 2017. This symposium is a leading forum where state-of-the-art innovative results, the latest developments as well as future perspectives relating to robot and human interactive communication are presented and discussed.

At the conference, a ERL (European Robotics League) Service Robots (ERL-­SR) challenge will take place that aims at bringing together the benefits of scientific benchmarking with the attraction of robot competitions in the realm of domestic service robotics, where robots interact with humans to help them in the domestic chores. Thus, RO-MAN 2017 being hosted by Lisbon, where one of the ERL-SR test beds is located, was an unique opportunity to hold a ERL-SR Major Tournament co-located with the conference, simultaneously making it the conference Competitions Track.

At the RO-MAN 2017, the information about the ERL-SR competitions will be regularly updated at https://sites.google.com/site/erlsrroman2017/ . On 31 August afternoon, a tour to visit IST Robotics Labs and see the finals of the competitions will be organised. On 1 September, one of the Workshops will focus on robot competitions.

Pestana Palace Hotel
Rua Jau 54
1300-314 Lisboa
ERL Emergency Robots 2017 Tournament
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ERL Emergency Robots is a civilian, outdoor robotics competition, with a focus on realistic, multi-domain emergency response scenarios. Inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident, the ERL Emergency Grand Challenge can only be overcome when land, underwater and flying robots successfully cooperate.

The competition itself sees International teams of various disciplines and organisations surveying the scene, collecting data, searching for missing workers and identifying critical hazards, all in a race against the clock. After three successful years under the name of ‘euRathlon’ (www.eurathlon.eu), the latest iteration of the competition takes a step forwards as part of the European Robotics League (ERL), a novel model for competitions funded by the European Commission.

To provide teams with realistic challenges that test their robots’ abilities to face real-world situations, the ERL Emergency scenarios have been carefully designed by the project partners and reviewed by an advisory board of experts in field robotics. All the experts have contributed with ideas based on their experience in robotics competitions and in the nuclear and disaster-response sectors.


IROS 2017
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The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems is sponsored by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, the Robotics Society of Japan, the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, the New Technology Foundation, and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 377,000 individual members in 150 countries. The full name is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. The IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society is a very active worldwide research association working on the future of robotics.

The theme of IROS 2017 is “Friendly People, Friendly Robots”. Robots and humans are becoming increasingly integrated in various application domains. We work together in factories, hospitals and households, and share the road. This collaborative partnership of humans and robots gives rise to new technological challenges and significant research opportunities in developing friendly robots that can work effectively with, for, and around people.

Target audience
The conference will join experts in the field of robotics and automation for technical communications through presentations and discussions. The conference will create a remarkable environment for attendees to explore the frontier of science and technology in robotics and automation. The IROS 2017 edition will last for five days, consisting of two days of workshops/tutorials, three days of technical presentations with plenary talks, exhibitions, technical and non-technical tours, attractive social events, as well as Robotics & Automation Society meetings.
Vancouver Convention Centre
Canada Pl 999
BC V6C 3C1 Vancouver
Industrial Innovation Info Days
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Brokerage Day
The Industrial Innovation Info Days will be held on 3 and 4 October 2017 in Brussels, under the auspices of the European Commission Directorate General for Research & Innovation.

The purpose of this major event, which will gather more than 1000 participants, is to inform stakeholders about activities in the “Key Enabling Technologies” part of Horizon 2020.

The programme will include keynote addresses on current and future investments in EU research & innovation, as well as presentations on upcoming challenges in the area of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology.

The Info Days will also involve significant networking activities. During brokerage and matchmaking sessions, participants will have the opportunity to present their project ideas and meet potential partners from similar fields with a view to developing future project proposals.

Stakeholders from Member States are involved in the organisation of the event and will be present to give concrete advice to potential Horizon 2020 applicants.

Registrations are now open. There are no registration fees.

On each day of the event, lunch and refreshments will be offered, and at the end of the first day, there will be a networking cocktail.

European Commission, Directorate General for Research & Innovation
Charlemagne Building (CHAR)
Rue de la Loi 170
1000 Brussels
WHINN - Week of Health and INNovation
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WHINN is one of its kind - one week with conferences, side events, exhibition, matchmaking and networking activities - all within health and innovation.

- Connected Health
- Valuebased Health and Care
- Sustainable Hospitals

WHINN - Week of Health and INNovation is a health tech and health innovative festival which attracts business people, decision makers, politicians, clinicians, end-users and people with a general interest in healthcare and health innovation.

Target audience
WHINN EXHIBITION gathers private companies, private-public organisations, municipalities, regions, innovation labs, country pavillons, students, academies and many more.
City of Odense and the Region of Southern Denmark

Forskerparken 10
5230 Odense M
ICT Proposers' Day 2017
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Brokerage Day
The event will focus on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-20 in the field of Information & Communication Technologies.

The programme will include:
- Information sessions on how to prepare and submit a proposal;
- Information stands on the ICT-related topics of the Work Programme 2018-20 and the content of the calls for proposals;
- A European Commission information desk to supply information on the content and logistics of the event;
- Networking sessions where potential proposers present their project ideas, organised according to the Pillars and Topics of the Work Programme 2018-20;
- Booths, organised by village, which serve as meeting points for people interested in the same research topics;
- Ample space for informal networking and bilateral meetings between participants.
- Workshops and Face2Face Brokerage organised by Ideal-Ist.

Target audience
It will offer an exceptional opportunity to build quality partnerships with academics, researchers, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe.
European Commission - DG Connect

Albertirsai út 10 3-7
1101 Budapest
European Robotics Week - ERW2017
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Educational Reach-Out
The European Robotics Week (ERW) offers one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public, highlighting growing importance of robotics in a wide variety of application areas. ERW aims at inspiring technology education in students of all ages to pursue careers in STEM-related fields, i.e. science, technology, engineering and math.

The European Robotics Week (ERW) was conceived at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2011 by the desire of the European Robotics community to bring robotics research and development closer to the public and to build the future Robotics Society.

There is a lot going on in Europe during the European Robotics Week: school visits with lectures on robotics, guided tours for pupils, open labs, exhibitions, challenges, robots in action on public squares. The participating companies, universities and research bring their robots and organisations to the attention of the public educating them on how robotics impacts society, both now and in the future.

It’s time to show the general public what robotics is all about and what important role robots play in Europe!