EU Robotics Regions Workshop

The European Commission, DG CONNECT 
the BioRobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the euRobotics aisbl present

"EU Robotics Regions Workshop"
at the European Robotics Forum 2015

March 12, 2015, 16:15 – 17:45
Vienna, Austria

Robotics has a huge potential to contribute to economic growth and to solve major societal challenges, and it is in fact already a priority for many European Regions. In order to fully exploit this potential it becomes necessary to synchronize initiatives and programmes at Regional and European level. Therefore a series of actions aimed at the creation of the network of European Regions supporting robotics, smart specialization and infrastructures, has been started since October 2013: a first workshop organized by the Tuscany Region, The European Commission, DG CONNECT, and the BioRobotics Institute in Brussels; a workshop at ERF 2014; a joint meeting between Tuscany Region and Bristol-West England; and a European Regions Meeting in Toulouse.

This workshop at ERF2015 is part of this series and it represents an opportunity to meet together EC representatives, Regional and Member States policy makers, and roboticists, in order to enhance the collaboration between active centres, and to discuss needed instruments and infrastructures for further enhance smart specialisation on robotics.

Workshop Agenda

- 16:15 – 16:25 EC presentation: H2020 / Research Infrastructure / Regional funding (Cecile Huet)
- 16:25 – 16:45 Combined Research excellence hub with shared innovation facility (Paolo Dario/Chris Melhuish)
- 16:45 – 16:55 Support EU-Robotics Map: a tool for the community to develop network of regions (Séverine Rengnet)
- 16:55 – 17:05 Regional activities: the Slovak example (Ladislav Vargovcik)
- 17:05 – 17:15 Express: A Coordination Actions for Smart Systems Integration (Gereon Meyer)
- 17:15 – 17:25 Possible future shared facility - Technology push (Annibal Ollero)
- 17:25 – 17:35 EuRobotics aisbl (Uwe Haass)
- 17:35 – 17:45 Discussion and closing remarks (Paolo Dario, Chris Melhuish, Séverine Rengnet, Ladislav Vargovcik, Uwe Haass, Annibal Ollero, Alberto Sanfeliu, Gereon Meyer - Moderator: Cécile Huet)

List of speakers:

  • Paolo Dario, Director, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
  • Cécile Huet, Deputy Head of Unit Robotics – A2, European Commission, Belgium
  • Uwe Haass, Secretary-General euRobotics aisbl, Belgium
  • Chris Melhuish, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, United Kingdom
  • Alberto Sanfeliu, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Annibal Ollero, University of Seville, Spain
  • Séverine Rengnet, madeeli, France
  • Ladislav Vargovcik, ZTS VVU Kosice a.s., Slovakia
  • Gereon Meyer, EXPRESS CA, Germany

 

Organizers:

  • Paolo Dario, Director, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy ( Email )
  • Cécile Huet, Deputy Head of Unit Robotics – A2, European Commission, Belgium ( Email )
  • Uwe Haass, Secretary-General euRobotics aisbl, Belgium ( Email )
  • Laura Margheri, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy ( Email ), scientific secretariat

 

 

Event Website http://www.erf2015.eu/