RoboBusiness Europe adds more leading experts from the worlds of Venture Capital and Robotics

Monday, February 25, 2013


From April 11-12, many of the world's leading robotics experts, venture capitalists, media, and industry leaders will gather in Genoa, Italy for RoboBusiness Europe, the premier B2B event for the European robotics industry.

RoboBusiness Europe adds more leading experts from the worlds of Venture Capital and Robotics

Built on the successful “Conference & Expo” model developed for the U.S.-based RoboBusiness Leadership Summit (now in its 8th year), RoboBusiness Europe is designed to enable robotics companies connect with potential clients and venture capitalists.

A series of prestigious keynote speeches from leading figures in the world of robotics will be followed by a packed programme of roundtables and special sessions throughout April 11-12.

Prestigious keynote speakers will share their insights on the key issues in the developing commercial robotics marketplace from the process of commercializing robotics research to future trends in the service and industrial robotics sectors.

The growing list of speakers includes Ruediger Dillmann (Head of the Anthropomatics Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), Arturo Baroncelli (Vice President, International Federation of Robotics), Jan Westerhues (Investment Partner at Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Germany), Antonio Avitabile (Head of Strategic Technology Partnerships, Sony Europe, UK), Roberto Cingolani (Scientific Director, Italian Institute of Technology), and many others. Click here for a full list of speakers and a draft copy of the conference program:

Meanwhile, specialist sessions will cover topics as diverse as business development and venture capital financing; the latest advances in medical and industrial robotics; and the market for safety, security, emergency response and rescue robots.

Highlights include:

1. A special session on business development and investment, chaired by Paolo Anselmo, President, IBAN Italian Business Angels Network, Italy. This session will focus on venture capital and opportunities for business development and investment in the European marketplace.

Among the confirmed speakers is Libor Kral, head of DG CONNECT (the highest-level robotics unit in the European Commission) and Diana Saraceni, General partner, 360 Capital Partners, Italy.

2. A special session on industrial robots, chaired by Clive Loughlin, Editor in chief of Industrial Robot, will examine key factors affecting the industrial robot sector with a special focus on end-user requests.

Speakers in this session include David Corsini, CEO of Telerobot, who will provide insight from the perspective of the medium-size enterprise and share tips on how to find financial support for your robotics company.

At the same session, Massimo Mattucci, Chairman, European Factories of the Future Research Association, will speak about pre-competitive research on production technologies within the European Research Area and public-private partnerships within the European Union.

Rezia Molfino, President, Italian Association of Robotics and Automation and Professor of Robot Mechanics, Industrial Control Systems, Industrial and Service Robotics, Automation and Robotics, at the University of Genoa, Italy will provide the researcher's point of view and examine state-of-the-art industrial robotics in European research centers.

And Erik Pekkeriet, senior project manager University of Wageningen, The Netherlands, will talk about the 'PicknPack' project and current developments and future perspectives in robotic and mechatronic systems for horticulture.

3. A session on healthcare robotics, which will take a look at cyborg technologies, robotic rehabilitation devices and what can be done to develop a common robotic platform to drive the healthcare robotics sector forward.

Speakers include Franca Melfi, Chair, Robotic Multidisciplinary Center for Surgery, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy, who will explore state-of-the-art cardio-thoracic, robotic-assisted surgery and Paolo Dario, Director of the Biorobotics Institute at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, who will talk about new trends and developments in healthcare robotics including use of the Web for providing remote healthcare assistance.

RoboBusiness Europe offers unique networking opportunities for venture capitalists, researchers, end-users and robotics companies.

Whether you're a researcher looking to commercialize your work, a venture capitalist searching for “the next big thing,” an end-user hoping to find a robotic solution, or a robotics company that wants to showcase your product, RoboBusiness Europe, in Genoa Italy is the only place to be from April 11-12, 2013.


About RoboBusiness Europe
RoboBusiness Europe (April 11-12, 2013) is Europe's premier B2B robotics event and 2013's “must-attend” event for those interested in bringing robotics to market: how-to tactics, financing, building partnerships, marketplace strategies and commercializations are all part of a packed program, which includes keynote speeches from industry experts, special sessions on business development and venture capital funding, and roundtables covering a wide range of issues facing the commercial robotics sector.

Click here for a draft copy of the conference program:

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