Central event of the European Robotics Week 2017 to take place in Brussels

Central event of the European Robotics Week 2017 - Brussels, 20-24 November, European Committee of the Regions

This year the European Robotics Week’s central event focuses on several topics such as:

  • Robotics and regions, during an interinstitutional event at the European Committee of Regions
  • Girls and women in technology
  • Robots of yesterday, today and tomorrow: talks to highlight the importance of robots in building an European identity and encourage STEAM-based education

 This is a multi-track event aiming to inspire people on the positive contribution robotics can bring to our society and geared to aspire to the younger generations on the growing importance of skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

A Multi-Track Event

The Opening on the 21st November will feature a number of dignitaries from Belgium, and EU officials from the European Commission and Parliament, who will express their views for robotics developments and education in Europe.

  • Talk & Debate (European Committee of the Regions): Experts panel sessions will discuss the use of robotics for various topics.
  • Exhibition: Featured robots developed under EU research projects in the framework of FP7 and Horizon 2020 and not only, will showcase industrial production, healthcare applications (including exo-skeletons), rescue, education, arts.
  • Experience & Explore: Workshops for young and old; here is where kids and parents learn about the history of robots, how to build a robot, assemble their first robot or create their first line of code etc.
  • The Hack - InQbet: Enter InQbet, a 1 month hackathon for designers, makers, coders, developers, data scientists, engineers, researchers, students, startups, architects, entrepreneurs, or anyone else who believes their skill is valuable in make significant business impact in the area of robotics & artificial intelligence. This event is hosted by P&G.

About SPARC - the Public-Private Partnership for Robotics in Europe and euRobotics

SPARC is an initiative to maintain and extend Europe’s leadership in civilian robotics. Its aim is to strategically position European robotics in the world, thereby securing major benefits for Europe’s economy and society at large.

SPARC leads the driving strategy behind the largest civilian robotics research and innovation programme in the world, with €700 million in funding from the European Commission from 2014 to 2020 and triple that from European industry, to yield a total investment of €2.8 billion. SPARC will stimulate a more vibrant and effective robotics community that collaborates in development and commercial exploitation in all regions.

euRobotics is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels with more than 250 members, representing the Robotics community in Europe.