Archives for November 2017

The Robotics Information and Brokerage event organised by SPARC

The Robotics Information and Brokerage event organised by SPARC will bring people from the robotics field together to explore the new 2018-2020 work programme and in particular the call for Robotics Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH).

The event will take place on 6 December 2017, Brussels44Center, Passage 44, Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 44, 1000 Brussels,

Please note, that the Robotics part of the H2020 Work Programme in 2018 is only calling for networks of Digital Innovation Hubs in the selected Priority Areas (and a Coordination and Support Action), but not for any Research and Innovation Action (RIA) focusing on core technologies. These will be covered by calls in 2019-2020.

The call for networks of Digital Innovation Hubs concentrates on the four selected Priority Areas (PAs); healthcare, inspection and maintenance of infrastructure, agri-food, and agile production.

The Brokerage Day provides a unique opportunity to network ahead of the up-coming calls in 2018-2020 and to gain an insight into the new work programme shape. Presentations will cover the current and future work programmes, the operation of Hubs and details of the current Call in 2018.

The event is open to all stakeholders and is not restricted to euRobotics members.


Please register here:



10:00-10:30 Welcome coffee

10:30 – 11:30 Overview of H2020 Robotics Work Programme 2018-2020

  • Introduction to Hubs, Platforms and Pilots
  • Overview of Digital Innovation Hubs; what do they deliver, how do hey work and who are the stakeholders.
  • Overview of the Work Programme related to Robotics
    • Details for DT-ICT-02-2018: Robotics – Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)
    • FSTP’s, CSA’s and Working Groups.
    • Future Calls for pilots
    • AI platform
  • Rules for Participation and practical hints
  • Open Discussion

12:30- 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 16:30 Parallel sessions and/or Poster sessions related to the four Priority Areas and individual meetings to stimulate consortia building.

More information will be published at


The H2020 ICT Work Programme 2018-2020 can be found here:



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‘Robotics & AI’ Investor Showcase Pitch Event

Robotics and AI are a key part of the UK Industrial Strategy and public sector funding is being made available to support R&D in the sector. At the same time private sector investors are actively seeking opportunities to invest in early stage Robotics and AI companies.

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION) in collaboration with RACE, the UKAEA’s centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments, will be hosting a Robotics and AI Investor Showcase Event at Culham Science Centre on Thursday 18th January 2018.

This showcase event (which will also include a panel discussion on latest developments in the sector by leading academic experts) is looking to connect ambitious high growth companies with highly active investors.

Entrepreneurs and early stage Robotics and AI companies that are seeking to raise £100k+ equity investment are invited to submit an application to present at the event. View the flyer outlining the details of the event.

A wide range of investors will also be invited to attend the event and appropriately qualified investors are invited to attend by registering here.

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