Following the launch this month of the latest edition of the Technology Transfer Award, all three euRobotics Awards have now been launched for 2023. The European robotics sector’s three highly-respected symbols of recognition will once again be conferred on talented individuals and teams whose work is at the pinnacle of achievement. The winners will be announced at the euRobotics Awards ceremony at ERF 2023 in Odense in March next year. 

Technology transfer is key to keeping European industry at the forefront of global competition – and nowhere more so than in automation and robotics. Both are highly relevant to cope with societal challenges notably demographic change, shortage of skilled workers and the need for sustainable and resource-efficient production capability. That’s why euRobotics places such an emphasis on technology transfer and demonstrates this via the annual euRobotics Technology Transfer Award.  

Outstanding examples of technology transfer in robotics and automation that result from cooperative efforts between research and industry are eligible for the prize. The three most outstanding examples of technology transfer will receive signed certificates. 

Applications are invited from either teams or individuals, from industry if the technology transfer has taken place in Europe or from universities, research organizations, or laboratories located in Europe. Full details of the selection criteria and application process appear on the euRobotics website. You can find everything here.

The deadline for Tech Transfer Award entries is February 15th 2023. Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Werner Kraus, Fraunhofer IPA, Nobelstraße 12, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany via 

Meanwhile, the organisers of the euRobotics Entrepreneurship Award are once again offering talented robotics entrepreneurs a chance to claim the hotly-contested title of Europe’s best robotic startup. Full details are now available on the website. Go directly to the relevant page here. Entries should be sent to Deadline is 1st February 2023.

Completing our trio of awards, the Georges Giralt PhD Award aims to showcase PhD theses defended during 2022 at European universities from all areas of robotics. Outstanding theses with strong theoretical contributions, a focus on professional applications or technology transfer, with a high degree of multidisciplinarity, or showing how robotics technologies can be applied to new domains, are all eligible for the prize. Entries are now closed for the PhD Award.