Robotics Start-Ups' Call - The 5th Finalists !
The 5 finalists who will claim the stage at Innorobo on Tuesday the 19th of March in front of a highly qualified audience are :
N°1 SELFTECH – Portugal : Golmow, a mowing machine for Golf courses
N°2 Hikob – France : wireless instrumentation systems and wireless sensor network technology
N°3 WittyWorX – Netherlands : affordable intelligent robot buddy for playful interaction
N°4 FIVE FIVE – France : next generation of smart products for your home / First iPad – iPhone connected Lamp
N°5 Veterobot – Germany : open robotics platform to build fun algorithms from ready to use software blocks
They will also benefit from a the Start Up Hall area to demonstrate their technology/Robot, come and meet them on Booth B1/C1 !
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Call for Robotics Start-ups
INNOROBO has focused on service robotics for the past 3 years and have created a one-of-a-kind robotics ecosystem that brings together not only established robotics companies, but the research, educational and innovative start-ups that are coming onto the scene.
For service robotics to truly emerge, we need alignment of key players in various industries from the digital, utilities, services and robotics worlds. Robotics is both a vertical technological field and a transversal dynamic that will profoundly modify our economy and society, as the Internet did.
We launched a “Call for Robotics Start-ups”, a competition which encourages start-ups from around the world to submit business case to a panel of international investors. Ten semi -finalists have been selected by Innorobo and five finalists are being chosen by the investors. The five finalists will be invited to present their start up on stage in an interactive session following the investors’ panel discussion on 19 March at 2.00pm.
Why attend INNOROBO and invest in Robotics ?
This emerging field is worth more than a simple market-watch:
- Success stories such as iRobot and Intuitive Surgical
- Investors positive outcome with Kiva systems acquisition by Amazon and Evolution Robotics by iRobot
- All market studies state the market will grow from US$ 4.2 bn to US$ 22 bn in the next three years (IFR worldwide service robotics publication)
- Robotics is both a vertical technological field and a transversal dynamic. It will impact (and already did in some markets) business models and market structures of key players in various industries from the digital, ICT, utilities, services and consumer electronics worlds through disruptive innovations.
- Funding at seed and development stages of the robotics start-ups, blooming out of Research laboratories (in the USA, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, in Europe, Fraunhofer Institute, INRIA, ISIR, LAAS, LIRMM, also others less known) and of talented engineers is necessary for the market to truly emerge.
Call to be answered by the 20th of January 2013
You are a promising Robotics Start-ups, created less than three years ago and with less than US$ 2 million funding. You are looking for fame and seed or development money.
Claim the stage at INNOROBO conference and present your business case to get the live feedback from a highly qualified investors' audience. Gain international visibility as a top 5 finalist of the "Call for Robotics Start-ups".
The only thing you have to do is to fulfill a short document, whose template can be downloaded below and send it back by email to
by the 20th of January midnight. Twenty semi-finalists will be selected by Innorobo by the 4th of February and five finalists will be chosen by the investors by the 25th of February. The five finalists will be invited to present their start up on stage in an interactive session following the investors' panel discussion on the 19th of March at 2.00 pm.
Dmitri Grishin, Grishin Robotics, Bruno Bonnell, Robolution Capital and Jan Westerhüs, Robert Bosch Venture Capital as well as François Xavier Meyer from Seb Alliance have agreed to be a part of this first Robotics Call for Start ups - investors gathering. INNOROBO is inviting high tech investors to take part in the audience or to complement the panel.
INNOROBO has focused on service robotics for the past 3 years and have created a one-of-a-kind robotics ecosystem that brings together not only established robotics companies, but the research, educational and innovative start-ups that are coming onto the scene. We allow you to extend your reach and develop your business with international attendees, whether buyers or innovation directors from global companies whose business model, products or services will be impacted by robotics technologies. We continue to meet and discuss with leaders in and out the robotics field with the goal to help the service robotics industry accelerate its emergence.
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