European Robotics Forum 2023 was a success!

Apr 24, 2023

The European Robotics Forum 2023 (ERF23) was recently held in Odense, Denmark, and the RI4EU project was among the exhibitors. As one of the most influential gatherings of the robotics community in Europe, the event brought together researchers, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and public funding officers to explore the latest trends and themes in the field of robotics.

During the three-day conference, RI4EU together with agROBOfood and Rima Network hosted a booth at the event, where they showcased a range of robotics initiatives. These also included TRINITY Robotics DIHs, agROBOfood, DIH-HERO, and DIH². Through this exhibit, RI4EU was able to promote its work and connect with others who share its passion for innovation in robotics and AI.

One of the highlights of the conference for us was RI4EU’s “Supporting SMEs in Bringing Robotics Solutions to Market” workshop. The workshop was a resounding success, with over 50 participants actively engaged in discussions. The event featured five expert speakers: Minna Lanz, Coordinator of TRINITY Robotics DIHs, Christophe Leroux, Coordinator of Rima Network, Françoise Siepel, Coordinator of DIH-HERO, Ali Muhammad, Coordinator of DIH², and Tsampikos Kounalakis, Robotics Researcher-agROBOfood. Maurits Butter, RI4EU Gateway to EU Robotics Initiatives, was a moderator, ensuring a productive and engaging conversation. During the workshop, we discussed the challenges ahead and paved the way for DIHs networks to serve companies not only within their region but also across Europe, enabling greater uptake of innovative solutions.

Through participation in the ERF23, the RI4EU team was able to learn from experts in the field, make new connections, and promote their work to a wider audience. By partnering with our innovation actions, we were able to showcase their initiatives and inspire others to join them in their mission to accelerate innovation in robotics and AI.