Jon Agirre Ibarbia, Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Renaud Champion, Primnex
Geoff Pegman, R U Robots
Since 2012 at the ERF held in Odense we have organized a series of workshops for promoting Entrepreneurship and supporting young entrepreneurs in Robotics. From that first experience we had held the workshop in Lyon (2013), Rovereto (2014) and Vienna (2015). From our point of view they were very nice experiences not only for the entrepreneurs taking part in the workshop but also for coaches and juries (Business Angels, Venture capitalists, incubators’ or robotic cluster’ responsibles). It is also supposed to be an important milestone for creating awareness among the European Robotics community.
At the next ERF to be held in Ljubljana (21 – 23 March 2016) we would like to organize a special workshop “After the Entrepreneurship workshop: Success stories and lessons learnt”, that will consist on different short presentations from former participants at the ERF Entrepreneurship workshop explaining their evolution, experience and as conclusion some recommendations at different levels (University and research organisations, entrepreneurship supporting organisations, investors, Industry, public administrations (regional, national and EC, …). After the presentations an open discussion will be held.
Agenda of the workshop
16.45 – 16.50 : Introduction
16.50 – 17.25 : Presentations by selected former participants of the ERF Entrepreneurship workshop
17.25 – 17.45 : Round Table Discussion