ERF 2018: three workshops you should not miss

Date:8 März 2018 - By:Sebastian Weisenburger - Category:

More than 800 European robotics experts are expected to attend the European Robotics Forum, the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe. We are really excited about the event which will be held in Tampere, Finland, from 13-15 March 2018. Here are three workshops with the involvement of ECHORD++ which you shouldn’t miss:

March 14th from 10:45 to 12:15 (Small auditorium)
“EU-Projects offering services: don’t miss it!”

Upon invitation of the European Commission, during this workshop we will present our Robotics Innovation Facilities (RIFs), open to the public labs offering access to high-tech robotic equipment and expertise at zero risk: using the RIFs is not only free of charge for up to six weeks, we also safeguard our users’ intellectual property.

Every company, institution and research organisation is eligible for a RIF engagement. Users can come from all areas, regardless whether they already have robotics experience or not. Learn more about the RIFs on

March 15th from 8:30 to 10:00 (Small auditorium) “From Technology Transfer Initiatives To Digital Innovation Hubs”

As a part of the Digitising European Industry initiative, “Digital Innovation Hubs” (DIHs) have been proposed as tools to support businesses (in particular SMEs and non-technological industry) in their digital transformation. Whilst there are several projects on European, national and regional level providing technology transfer, there have still been too few attempts at sharing best practice across projects, clusters and networks. The aim of this session is therefore to highlight best practice, techniques, methodologies and pitfalls from projects like ROBOTT-NET, ECHORD++ or HORSE, also showcasing how these projects are preparing the ground for the creation of robotics Digital Innovation Hubs.

March 15th from 10:45 to 12:15 (Small auditorium)
“Encouraging Regions and Cities to Innovate through Robotics.” 

Directly following the session on Digital Innovation Hubs, the next ECHORD++ related workshop is dedicated to identifying the potential of robotic applications for regional and cities’ challenges. The participation of regional public entities as end-users and procurers of robotic technology and the industrial and academic consortia as suppliers thereof gives us the opportunity to link real needs with technological solutions with the aim of bringing robotic products closer to the market.


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