STARTUP WORLD AWARDS@AUTOMATICA 2016
SERVICE ROBOTICS CATEGORY



CHALLENGE


The STARTUP WORLD Award in the Service Robotics category was open to startups (up to five years old) that are developing innovative service robotics products or have at least a working prototype ready in any relevant market segment. These segments include aeronautics, agriculture, automotive, entertainment, the home, infrastructure, medicine and healthcare, production, security, space and sport.

What topics does this category address?

Applications could, for instance, involve production assistance, professional cleaning, mobile platforms, construction, or monitoring. Technology trends like connected robots and robotics in the cloud, augmented reality robotics, micro- and nano-robots, wearable robotics, flying robots, and swarm robotics are particularly encouraged.

This award aims to help startups bring groundbreaking service robotics applications to market.

PRIZES


1st place:
  • EUR 5,000 cash grant
  • Exhibition booth at the STARTUP WORLD Market @ AUTOMATICA 2016
  • Speaker slot on the STARTUP WORLD Stage @ AUTOMATICA 2016
  • Comprehensive marketing package including excellent pre-trade fair promotion with your logo on the STARTUP WORLD website and other marketing materials, on-site promotion at AUTOMATICA, a winner's badge on the website, a rollup banner for your own use, and a paragraph on the winning product in a dedicated press release
  • Opportunity to enter the incubation programme of one of Europe's ESA Business Incubation Centres (BIC)*

2nd and 3rd place:
  • Exhibition booth at the STARTUP WORLD Market @ AUTOMATICA 2016
  • Speaker slot on the STARTUP WORLD Stage @ AUTOMATICA 2016
  • Attractive marketing package including excellent pre-trade fair promotion with your logo on the STARTUP WORLD website and other marketing materials, on-site promotion at AUTOMATICA, a finalist's badge on the website, a rollup banner for your own use, and a mention of your company's name in a press release
  • Chance to enter the incubation programme of one of Europe's ESA Business Incubation Centres (BIC)*

* Subject to fulfilment of the ESA BIC requirements

EVALUATION CRITERIA


In the Service Robotics category, the STARTUP WORLD Award will reward complete products and prototypes as well as devices, sensors, components, or software that advance the state of the art in service robotics applications in different market segments.

In this category, one winner and two runners-up will be selected by a panel of industry and research experts. All complete entries will be evaluated based primarily on the following criteria:
  • Innovation level
  • Business potential
  • Usability
  • Product maturity or availability of a prototype

RULES


Please download the TERMS OF PARTICIPATION for the STARTUP WORLD Award.

Registration for the Award is now closed.