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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD 2024

ERF 2024 | European Robotics Forum

ROBOTICS UNITES: People, Countries, Disciplines

About the 2024 euRobotics Technology Transfer Award

Technology transfer of both industrial and service robotics technology has a key function for European industry so that it can be and remain at the forefront of global competition. That is why euRobotics rewards technology transfer between academia and industry in this field and gives people from R&D good practices to adopt.

Take the chance and boost your technology transfer project by applying for the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award 2024 until February 9th, 2024.

The winner team receives an award, the finalists signed certificates. All benefit from a high visibility thanks to different marketing activities offered by euRobotics also in cooperation with the European Robotics Forum #ERF2024 (March 13rd-15th 2024) in Rimini.

Call 2024

HOW TO APPLY

Your tech transfer should have taken place in robot applications, robot components, or embodied AI.
Applications are invited for a technology transfer project with individuals or – even preferred – teams from academia and industry.
The technology transfer should be in an early stage: not only research results but neither products that have been on the market for quite some years.

Your max. six pages of application should contain the following

  • Project information and technology transfer;
  • Participants and brief information about their organization;
  • Motivation and goals of research and development efforts;
  • State of the art and project approach;
  • Results of research and development;
  • Achieved innovation and commercial impact;
  • Cooperation between research and industry with benefit for the partners;
  • Handling of intellectual property rights and commercialization.
DEADLINE: 9 February 2024

The complete application should be sent to werner.kraus@ipa.fraunhofer.de by 9 February 2024.

EVALUATION CRITERIA AND SELECTION PROCEDURE

The expert jury consisting of members from industry and academia/research evaluates your application.

Evaluation criteria: Achieved innovation and commercial impact is, by far, the most important criterion of the Jury (e.g., length and depth of transfer, measured in number of TRL steps that have been realized or in number of research people, patents, etc.)

Award Session at ERF2024: Each finalist has 15min time plus discussion for presenting their project. Based on the written application, the presentation and the following Q&A, the jury determines the winners who will be announced during the award ceremony.

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