December 2009

Call for Participation - the 2010 "EUROP / EURON Robotics Technology Transfer Award"

Submission deadline: Feb. 1, 2010 

The aim of this award (now in its seventh year) is to improve the impact of robotics research and to raise the profile of technology transfer between science and industry. The award is a joint initiative of EURON and EUROP ( ;

Outstanding innovations in robot technology and automation that result from cooperative efforts between research and industry are eligible for the prize. Cash prizes of 6,000 € sponsored by some EUnited Robotics members (ABB, COMAU, Güdel, KUKA, and Schunk) as well as signed certificates will be awarded for the best applications. The event will be highly visible as it will be covered by the press.

Applications are invited from individuals or teams who are associated with:

- Industry, if technology transfer has taken place in Europe. 
- Universities, research organizations and laboratories who are a member of EURON.
The written application should include a summary not exceeding six pages of the project and should be submitted to Martin Hägele's email address at by Feb 1st, 2010.

It is important that the applications address outstanding examples of TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER which is the "process of converting scientific findings from research labs into useful products, processes or services by the commercial sector". Particularly, the innovation of the research work and its economic impact (or its economic potential) will be rated.

Submitted applications will by evaluated by a jury consisting of the EURON and EUROP members. The ceremony for the Technology Transfer Award will take place during the next EUROP/EURON annual meeting in San Sebastian, March 11 (exact session date to be announced).

In a "Technology Transfer Session" the finalists will each have 15 minutes plus discussion to present their project/award application. Based on both the written application and the presentation, the jury will determine the winners.  Please contact Martin Hägele in case of any questions.

For detailed information please see the attachment.


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