[robotics-worldwide] [Deadline Feb. 29th] 2012 IEEE/IFR Invention & Entrepreneurship Award (IERA)

Raj Madhavan madhavan.ieeeras at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 12:32:37 PST 2012

2012 IEEE/IFR Invention & Entrepreneurship Award (IERA)
Wednesday May 23, 2012
New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany

*Deadline for applications: February 29, 2012*

The purpose of this award is to highlight and honor the achievements of 
the inventors with value creating ideas and entrepreneurs who propel 
those ideas into world-class products. This is a key element to the 
continuing success of robotics and automation today. Active infusion of 
innovation and entrepreneurship into technological advancement is 
regarded critical at this juncture to strengthen a healthy balance 
between research and practice as well as a healthy growth of industrial 
and commercial sectors in robotics and automation. In a joint event the 
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the International Federation of 
Robotics will therefore recognize and honor outstanding achievements of 
entrepreneurs in the commercialization of innovative robotic and 
automation technology.

The Call for Nominations and information on previous award winners are 
available from http://www.ieee-ras.org/industrial/ieeeifr.html. A 
prestigious plaque and a US$ 2,000 prize will be awarded to the winner. 
More details regarding the application procedure are available on the 
webpage www.ifr.org.

General Chairs
Raj Madhavan
(IEEE-RAS, VP-Industrial Activities Board)
Shinsuke Sakakibara
(Fanuc, IFR President)

Raj Madhavan, Ph.D.
Vice President, Industrial Activities Board
Chair, Standing Committee for Standards Activities
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Tel: (301) 975-2865 Fax: (301) 990-9688
Email: madhavan.ieeeras at gmail.com

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