Deadline for applications: March 31, 2010

Invention and Entrepreneurship Award - Call for Applications 2010


In a joint event the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the International Federation of robotics will recognize and honor outstanding achievements of entrepreneurs in the commercialization of innovative robotic and automation technology. These achievements will be recognized in a specially organized IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation, which is being held in conjuction with the 41st International Symposium on robotics and the 6th German Conference on Robotics, 7 - 9 June 2010, in Munich, Germany. 

The date for the presentation of this award is June 8, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the International Congress Centre Munich, Germany

The selected finalists will have the opportunity to present their story of the genesis of a successful innovative product in robotics and automation from its very inception to the final state of commercialization in a series of plenary lectures. The ultimate winner will be chosen by an evaluation board, consisting of distinguished individuals from industry and academia. A prestigious plaque will be awarded to each finalist and a US $2,000 prize will be awarded to the winner.

Applications should describe the original work that has been translated into a commercial success.  The application must include statements regarding:

description of the innovation/product/application
stages of the product genesis
novelty/uniqueness of the product
market analysis, economic viability and pathway for commercializaiton
sustained competitive advantage
current and future impact on and relevance to industry
Applications should not exceed a maximum length of 5 pages and should be submitted by 31 March 2010.  Product description and public relation material will not be accepted as an application. References and links to online material are permitted.

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