The RobotUnion Jury Day is just around the corner and we’re very excited to meet the 44 robotics startups selected from the 206 submitted applications from the second open call. This time the one-day session will be hosted by one of the Research and Technology Centers: Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP in Warsaw (Poland).
The Jury consists of experienced experts, representatives of Venture Capital and of large Corporations. The jurors are appointed by each of the RobotUnion partners: Fundingbox (PL), VTT (FI), DTI (DK), TU DELFT (NL), Tecnalia (ES), PIAP (PL), ISDI (ES), Blumorpho (FR), Mobile World Capital (ES), MADE (DK), Ferrovial Servicios (ES), FENIN (ES), Odense Seed and Venture (DK) and Chrysalix (CA). There will be also one external expert per Jury room to deliver valuable insight into their specific area. Besides pitching to the jurors in the room could be other members of RobotUnion and invited guests.
After the exhausting morning pitching sessions Guido Böhm, Senior Manager Business Development from DEMATIC will share with us his knowledge in a first Keynote session. Thanks to his broad experience in finding new markets, business options and generating cooperation on his field he will be able to tell us about Ten rules for making corporate partnerships with startups work.
In the middle of the day, 28 winners will be selected to pitch two times more in front of the Jury. That final round will allow the RobotUnion consortium to choose the top 20 startups who will enter to the Feasibility Phase.
When all the pitches are over, we’ll move on to our second Keynote speaker Andrzej Garbacki, Member of the Board and Solutions Department Coordinator from Astor Robotics who will share with us various case studies of robotics technology applied to the Industry 4.0.
After that, the 20 winners will be announced and we will finish the day with a networking Grill and Beers outside.