We cordially invite you to participate in the “Entrepreneurship Workshop” which will take place during the European Robotics Forum in Vienna, Austria, on 11 March 2015.

The Entrepreneurship workshop provides the ability for small innovative companies to pitch their ideas for the next big thing in robotics to a panel of technology investment experts. As well as the chance to win a cash prize, entrants stand the chance to gain valuable skills in how to pitch an investment idea together with the potential to gain interest in their company from the investment community. Entrepreneurs with developed business plans can enter to pitch their ideas and have their flight, accommodation and ERF attendance fees paid for one person. 

Applications are required by 15 February 2015.

Time of workshop: (Exact schedule to be adjusted)

The workshop will take place over three sessions on Wednesday 11th March. The first speed dating session will be between 08:30 and 10:00, the second coaching session will be between 10:30 and 12:15 and the third judging session will be between 14:30 and 17:00.
The first two sessions will be closed sessions for the entrants only, while the last session will be open to all members of the ERF.


Jon Agirre Ibarbia, Tecnalia, jon.agirre@tecnalia.com
Renaud Champion, Robolution Capital, rc@robolutioncapital.com
Geoff Pegman, R U Robots, geoff.pegman@rurobots.co.uk

Interested participants must submit an application with the following format by 15 February
2015 to the following email address: jon.agirre@tecnalia.com

Entrepreneurship Workshop at ERF2015 – Application Form

Contact details:
First name :
Surname :
Job title :
Company/ affiliation :
Address :
Postal Code :
City :
Country :
Email :

Abstract text of your idea (approx. 2500 characters ) :

  • Which problem are you addressing with your idea? (the market for your solution)
  • Why that problem is important? (size of the market)
  • Which is your solution? How does it work? How does it solves the problem?
  • Which are the existing solutions? (the competence) and how do you compare them to your solution? (comparison / benchmarking with the competence)
  • At which level of development is your technology? Which are the next steps? Which could be the cost (time and €) to fulfil those steps?

The number of entrants will be restricted to a maximum of 10. If we receive more applications, the organiser team supported by some coaches will select the most promising or innovative ideas based on the application.

Successful applicants will be notified by 19 February 2015.

Download the detailed description of the Entrepreneurship workshop