[robotics-worldwide] Call for Applications: 7th IEEE/IFR Invention & Entrepreneurship Award

Alex.Zelinsky at csiro.au Alex.Zelinsky at csiro.au
Mon Feb 22 13:26:44 PST 2010

Call for Applications


7th IEEE/IFR Invention & Entrepreneurship Award


for Outstanding Achievements in Commercializing Innovative Robot and Automation Technology


Deadline for applications: March 31, 2010



To recognize the entrepreneurial commercialization of ideas into actual products. Nominations should cite and describe the original work that has been translated into commercial application as well as the commercial product and its success. The nomination must also describe the unique characteristics of the transformation into the commercialized product that justify the award. The current and future impact of the commercial product is a fundamental element of the merit for selection.






Former recipients of the award:



Prize: US$ 2000 and prestigious plaque


An awards committee comprising representatives of IEEE-RAS and IFR will evaluate the applications and select finalists to present plenary speeches at the 7th IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation June 8, 2010 - 09:00-12:00 International Congress Centre Munich, Germany

The IERA Award Ceremony will take place on Tuesday evening, 8 June 2010, during the ISR 2010 Gala Dinner at the famous Lenbach Palais, Munich, Germany.


Co-located with ISR 2010 - The 41st International Symposium on Robotics and Robotik 2010 - 6th German Conference on Robotics June 7-9, 2010 International Congress Centre Munich, Germany and Automatica 2010 - 4th International Trade Fair for Automation

and Mechatronics June 8-11, 2010 New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany


Sponsoring Organizations:

International Federation of Robotics (http://www.ifr.org<http://www.ifr.org/>)

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (http://www.ieee-ras.org<http://www.ieee-ras.org/>)


Honorary Chair

Sukhan Lee (Sungkyunkwan University)

General Chairs

Alex Zelinsky (CSIRO, IEEE RAS VP Industrial Activities)

Ake Lindqvist (ABB, IFR President)

Organizing Committee

Program Chair: Rainer Bischoff (KUKA)

Awards Chair: Klas Nilsson (Lund Univ.)

Finance Chair: Erwin Prassler (FH BRS)

Local Arrangements: Helmut Klausing (VDE)

Awards Committee


Klas Nilsson (Lund Univ.)

Erwin Prassler (FH BRS)

Alex Zelinsky (CSIRO)


Rolf-Dieter Schraft (IPA)

Hiroshi Fujiwara (JARA)

Claus Risager (Danish Technological Institute)

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