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Call for Entrepreneurship Activities

To foster the entrepreneurial spirit and to provide a platform to encourage researchers and practitioners to transition ideas and prototypes to marketable products, the IROS 2018 is inviting the robotics community to participate to and propose Entrepreneurial Activities.

The events are intended to inspire, educate, enable, and empower researchers, students, young professionals and all interested citizens of any country, age and social condition to foster the creation of new innovative robotics start-ups and spin-offs for the benefit of humankind.

The objective is also to bring closer the investors and financial agencies to the opportunities opened by the steep progress in intelligent robotics, to spur a new global wave of robotic entrepreneurship.


All deadlines are 23:59 PST

Jan 21, 2018

Entrepreneurship Activities proposals submission deadline

Feb 09, 2018

Notification of acceptance

Oct 1-5, 2018

Entrepreneurship Activities

Proposals for Entrepreneurship Activities should include:

  • A proposed title for the Activity,

  • A brief 2-3 paragraph summary for the activity explaining the themes to be introduced and discussed and the how the activity will be carried out

  • The names and affiliation of organizers/presenters, together with a short profile of them.

Prospective organizers are invited to submit their "Entrepreneurship Activities” proposals to


Entrepreneurship Chairs

Jon Agirre - Tecnalia

Fabio Bonsignorio - HERON Robots

Renaud Champion - Primnext

Erwin Prassler - Bonn-Aachen IT Center

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