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RoboBusiness Europe

Where robotics means business!


RoboBusiness Europe would like to thank all speakers, partners, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for their support.

Stay tuned for the 2015 event details. We hope to see you in Italy.

Take a look at the programme by clicking the picture above


RoboBusiness Europe is a first-of-its-kind robotics event for the continent. The purpose of RoboBusiness Europe is to provide a platform for robotic developers and end-users to meet and, thus, to bridge the development within robotics with the end-users’s needs. It is the must-attend industry event for bringing robotics to market: how-to tactics, financing, building partnerships, marketplace strategies and commercialization. It’s all about how to create successful competitive advantages.

The event is directed specifically at the EU robotics marketplace and the Euro research ecosystem. Hot topics this year: Healthcare & Well-being, Automotive, Energy, Agriculture, Industrial, Education (STEM), Play & Learning, Drones for Civilians Applications, Big Science Installations. That’s RoboBusiness Europe.

May 26-28, 2014

For 2014 the conference program offered an unprecedented opportunity to get end-users perspective from a wide array of market segments – healthcare & well-being, automotive, energy, agriculture, industrial, education (STEM), play & learning. The exposition floor featured the latest robotics technologies, giving all the participants the information and connections needed to plan for, build, finance and manage a successful robotics business. 

The ROBOMATCH matchmaking event at RoboBusiness Europe took place once again. ROBOMATCH addresses the needs of individuals for organized, one-to-one appointments between companies, research centres and universities that might have interest in bilateral meetings for technological and commercial purposes and also in acquiring potential cooperation partners in the European robotics industry. 

Moreover, attendees were given two unique opportunities: visit a flight demonstration at Drone Air Show at Hans Christian Andersen Airport in Odense, within the framework of the ISARRA 2014 conference and an inside tour of LEGO’s factory to get a rare and unique sneak peek of the place where the iconic brick is produced.

The Speakers

Søren Aggestrup, Medical Director at Sønderborg hospital, Region of Southern Denmark

Jordi Albo-Canals, Researcher, LaSalle – Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain

Faraz Amjad, Early Stage Researcher (ESR), GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH, Germany

Lars Andersen, SAFIR Project Manager, Denmark

Stuart Anderson, Professor of Dependable Systems, Deputy Head, School of Informatics University of Edinburgh

Lars Asplund, Prof., School of innovation, Sweden

Stefan Bartscher, Head of Innovation Technical Planning BMW Production, BMW, Germany

Christian Berg, CEO at Hans Christian Andersen Airport, Denmark

Rainer Bischoff, Dr., Head of Technology Development, KUKA Laboratories GmbH, Germany, and Vice-President Industry, euRobotics AISBL, Belgium

Søren Bøving-Andersen, CEO at Scape Technologies in Odense, Denmark

Bob Bowen, National Nuclear Laboratory, UK

Alberto Broggi, Prof., Phd. VisitLab, Universita`de Parma, Italy

Domantas Brucas, Director of Space Science and Technology Instiute,  Lithuania

Rob Buckingham, O C Robotics, UK

Bernhard Budaker, Dr.-Ing., IPA Fraunhofer, Germany

Nicola Canelli, Managing Director at RoboTech Srl, Italy

Julien Cau, Chief Operating Officer at BA HEALTHCARE, France

Guy Caverot, PhD – Innovation Manager, BA systems, France

Renaud Champion, Co-founder and partner, Robolution Capital; Executive Director, Syrobo, France

David Johan Christensen, Associate Professor, DTU Electrical Engineering

Henrik Christiansen, Free-lance consultant at Yaskawa Nrodic AB, Sweden

Dimitris Chrysostomou, PostDoc, Robotics and Automation Group, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Aalborg University

Alessio CocchiMarketing manager at COMAU, Italy

Henrik Dam, Headmaster of the University of Southern Denmark

Carlo Damiani, Project Manager – Remote Handling Team, Fusion for Energy, Spain

Jens Kr. DamsgaardCEO at Science Venture Denmark A/S, Denmark

Iain Darby, Nuclear Science and Instrumentation Laboratory, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria

Ruediger Dillmann, Head of Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Sebastian Dimmock (CEng, MIMechE), Senior Mechanical Engineer, Assystem, UK

Andreas Droost, CEO, MT Robots, Switzerland

Jérôme Dubois, Innovative Manufacturing Process Manager, PSA Peugeot Citroën, France

Claus Duedal, Project Manager, Univeristy Hospital Odense, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Lars Dyhr, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller Institute, University of Southern Denmark

Tom Ellegaard, Plant Manager, Averhoff A/S, Denmark

Ola Eriksrud, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, a Specialized University, Athletic 1080, Norway

Gianluigi Ferri, Founder and CEO of Innovability, Italy

Juliette Forneris, Manager of the Danish Big Science Secretariat, Danish Technological Institute

Thomas Forst, MMG Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Germany

Jens Fynbo, Head of Industrial Robotics, Danish Technological Institute

Philippe Garrec, CEA LIST, DIASI-Interactive Robotics Laboratory, France

Gian Paolo Gerio, Performance Engineering Manager, Comau Robotics, Italy

Timothy Gifford, CEO at Movia, USA

Ole Green, Innovation manager, Kongskilde Industries A/S

Jean-Louis Grenard, Engineering Department, Handling Engineering Group at CERN, Switzerland

Magnus Göhran, System Engineer, European Spallation Source, Sweden

Søren Tranberg Hansen, Project Manager, Invest in Denmark, Denmark 

Henrik Helms, Director of Research and Innovation, University College Sealand, Denmark

Preben Hjoernet, founder and CEO of Blue Workforce, Denmark

Yukio Honda, Ph.D., Professor, Osaka Institute of Technology

Raphael Höver, Technical Project Management of Upper Extremity Products , Switzerland

Jon Agirre Ibarbia, Head of Strategic Research Programmes for Manufacturing & Robotics, Tecnalia, Spain

Hiroshi Ishiguro, Prof. Dr. at Osaka University, Japan

Johnny Jarhall, Sales & Marketing Director at Yaskawa Nordic AB, Sweden

Soeren Peter Johansen, Technology Manager at DTI, Robottechnology, Denmark

Dan Kara, CRO at Myria RAS, United States of America

Keith Kershaw, Engineering Department, Sources, Targets & Interactions Group at CERN, Switzerland

Sabine Kethelz, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Expert at Blue Ocean Robotics, Denmarkz

Jacob Kragh, President, LEGO Education, Denmark

Sine Larsen, The Danish Foundation of Entrepreneurship/Young Enterprise Denmark

Ivan Kjær Lauridsen, Head of health and assisted living technologies, Municipality of Aarhus, Denmark

Claus Lenz, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Henrik Hautop Lund, Professor, DTU Electrical Engineering, Denmark

Tommy Ertbølle Madsen, R&D Manager, CLAAS, Denmark

Sotiris Makris, Project Manager, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics in University of Patras, Greece

José-Fernán MartínezGuest Professor, PhD,  School of Innovation, Design & Engineering, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Iñaki Maurtua, IK4-TEKNIKER, Head of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, Spain

Tobias Mettler, University St. Gallen, Switzerland

Marco Molinari, Director at Santa Lucia Foundation Rehabilitation  Hospital and Research center, Italy

Ole Morten Petersen, CEO at DAKOFA, Denmark

Troels Bierman Mortensen, Business developer and turn around specialist within biotech, medtech and IT, debuty Chairman in Welfare Tech, a national cluster of health technology, Denmark

Ali Muhammad, Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland

John Mulholland, R&D Buesiness Development Manager, FMC Technologies/SchillingRobotics, US

Anne Nielsen, Danish Ministry of Environment – Environmental Protection Agency, Demark

Kurt Nielsen, Director, Robot Technology at Teknologisk Institut, Denmark

Steve Ohler, Senior Vice President at Jetta, USA  

Ib Oustrup, CEO at COK, Denmark

Jim Palmer, ITER Remote Handling Section

Nicola Pedrocchi, PhD, Researcher at the Institute of Industrial Technology and Automation, National Council of Research, Italy 

Enric Pedrós, Manager at FEMAC, The Catalan Agricultural Machinery Cluster

Geoff Pegman, Managing Director, RU-Robotics, UK

Benno Pichlmajer, Manager, Advanced engineering, AGCO company, Germany 

Dr. AnnMarie Polsenberg Thomas, University of St. Thomas, USA

Jose Luis Pon, prof., Ph.D.,  Bioengineering Group, Spanish National Research Council  (CSIC)

Antonio Puente, Scientific / technical project officer of the European Commission, Belgium

Anders Rasmussen, The Danish Foundation of Entrepreneurship/Young Enterprise Denmark

Claus Risager, Partner & Director  of Blue Ocean Robotics, Denmark

Rikke V. Risager, Educational Consultant, Blue Ocean Robotics, Denmark

Rune H. Rosnes, Business Development Manager, Oceaneering, Norway

Ingrid Schjølberg, Project Director, NTNU, Norway

Pepijn Schoen (MSc), SW and business developer, Heemskerk Innovative Technology (HIT), The Netherlands

Peter T. Seiff, Senior Vice President at Aethon, USA

Artur Serrano, Research Scientist in the department of clinical medicine, UiT arctic University of Norway, Norway 

Bruno SicilianoProfessor of Control and Robotics at the University of Naples, Italy

Dragoljub Surdilovic, Principal Investigator in the Robotics Department , IPK Berlin, Germany

Kenji Suzuki, Principal investigator, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Center for Cybernics Research, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Timo Taalas, Vice President, R&D, Zenrobotics, Suomi

Giancarlo Teti, R&D Manager at Robotech Srl – spin off company of the Scuolo Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy

Bryn Thomas (BA, MBA, MCMI), Head of Civil Nuclear Power, Assystem, UK

Egil Utheim, Head of the Oslo Medtech Game, Simulation & Robotics group, Norway

Lena Venborg Pedersen, prorector at University College Sealand, Denmark

Jan Veneman, Project Manager, Tecnalia, Spain

Jan Westerhues, Investment Partner at Robert Bosch Venture Capital , Germany

John Erland Østergaard, Partner and DIrector, Blue Ocean Robotics, Denmark

Esben Østergaard, CTO at Universal Robots A/S, Denmark

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