[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Entrepreneurship Forum and Start-up Competition @ IROS 2017 - Deadline extended to Aug. 11, 2017

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Entrepreneurship Forum and Start-up Competition @ IROS 2017 - Deadline extended to Aug. 11, 2017

Erwin Prassler-5
        ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM & START-UP COMPETITION EFSC'17

                           in conjunction with
    2017 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'17)
                        Vancouver, 24 - 28 September

                   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__iros2017.org_program_forums_efsc&d=DwID-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xQ-fc9IN2-hTS10SVGk09IlbFYBx93NE7jIJ9Ay1MXU&s=0j-c_x6c0tG7DzeEQ9ItRI7tFwlno7B7ZOYBXIUolNg&e= 
                       September 26, 2017 (tentative)

PURPOSE OF THE EVENT

To foster the entrepreneurial spirit and to provide a platform to
encourage researchers and practitioners to transition ideas and
prototypes in robotics and intelligent systems to commercializable
products, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS) is
inviting the robotics research community to participate in an
Entrepreneurship Forum and Start-up Competition (EFSC) at the 2017
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
(IROS’17) in Vancouver, Canada, (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.iros2017.org_&d=DwID-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xQ-fc9IN2-hTS10SVGk09IlbFYBx93NE7jIJ9Ay1MXU&s=-oPGCxcITLALHwx5cIPglE7kOwsla7HBfk_qSqT3MUc&e= ).

The event is intended to inspire, educate, enable, and empower
researchers, students, young professionals, and anyone else who has the
'start-up bug' in starting companies of their own but is not sure of
how to go about it. We also believe that this event will create an
ecosystem that will provide the much-needed support for start-ups to
launch their initiatives while being realistic about their envisioned
ideas and products.

EFSC at IROS'17 will consist of three stages:
• In the first stage, submitted applications will be down-selected to
    arrive at a pool of qualified applicants based on a defined set of
    criteria developed by the organizers (see 'Application Form'
    information below).
• This will be followed by a remote stage where the selected applicants
    will be paired with coaches based on the proposal content and the
    expertise of the coaches. The coaches will then provide critical
    feedback and technical and professional assistance to refine the
    idea/product pitches.
• The final stage would allow for the refined pitches and content to be
    presented in front of a distinguished panel of industry and academic
    experts who have successfully funded, transitioned and have
    experience in commercialization of robotics and automation
    technologies.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Anyone with an idea utilizing robotics and/or automation technology
that has reached a proof of concept level is welcome to submit an
application provided that the company is less than 3 years old.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

Interested applicants should complete the application form available for
download from https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__iros2017.org_program_forums_efsc&d=DwID-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xQ-fc9IN2-hTS10SVGk09IlbFYBx93NE7jIJ9Ay1MXU&s=0j-c_x6c0tG7DzeEQ9ItRI7tFwlno7B7ZOYBXIUolNg&e= . Please email
completed forms to [hidden email]

TRAVEL SUPPORT & AWARDS

We will provide travel support for all qualified applicants invited to
IROS'17 (~$1500/team) and awards for the top 3 finishers (pending
funding approval at the time of this Call). Qualified applicants will
further receive a free mini-booth in the IROS'17 exhibition area for an
interactive presentation of their product (idea).


IMPORTANT DATES

• Submission of application forms:      Aug. 11, 2017
• Announcement of selected applicants:  Aug. 18, 2017
• Final presentations at IROS'17:       Sept. 26, 2017

ORGANIZERS:

Erwin Prassler (H-BRS, IEEE RAS VP for Industrial Activities)
Dominik Boesl (KUKA AG)
Jianwei Zhang (U. Hamburg)


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IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Vice President for Industrial
Activities
B-IT Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology
Applied Science Institute
Univ. of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Grantham-Allee 20 53757 Sankt Augustin Germany
[hidden email]
www.b-it-center.de
www.h-brs.de
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