[robotics-worldwide] IEEE/IFR Invention and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation Award and IERA Forum

R.GSnyder at ieee.org R.GSnyder at ieee.org
Fri Nov 6 16:08:30 PST 2009

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) and the IEEE Robotics and 
Automation Society (IEEE RAS) 
jointly sponsor the Invention and Entrepreneurship  in Robotics and 
Automation Award. The purpose of 
this award is to highlight and honour the achievements of the inventors 
with value creating ideas and 
entrepreneurs who propel those ideas into world-class products. At the 
same time the joint disposition of 
the award underlines the determination of both organizations to promote 
stronger collaboration between 
robotics science and robotics industry. Up to one award will be given 
annually to the individual(s) whose 
entrepreneurial efforts have taken an earlier conceptual innovation and 
evolved it into a commercialized 
product. The winner(s) are expected to present the underlying principles 
of the concept, how they 
transformed this into the product, and demonstrate the commercial product 
realized from the concept. The 
presentation will be at the IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and 
Entrepreneurship in Robotics and 
Automation on 8 June 2010 in Munich, which is being held in conjunction 
with the 41st International 
Symposium on Robotics and the 6th German Conference on Robotics. Just a 
prototype product or proof of 
concept is not acceptable.

The award consists of a plaque and a $2,000 honorarium. In case there are 
multiple winners, each 
recipient will receive a plaque and the honorarium will be equally split 
between the recipients.
Nominees will be solicited through an award sub-committee and in response 
to a general call for nominees. 
The Call for Applications containing detailed information can be 
downloaded as a pdf (38 kb).
The deadline for submitting applications is 31 March 2010.

See the RAS Industrial Activities Board Webpage, 
www.ieee-ras.org/industrial/ieeefr, for more information about 
the award. A list of  previous  IERA award recipients may be found on the 
RAS Awards Page, www.ieee-ras.orgRosalyn Graham Snyder
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

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