It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the European Robotics Forum 2022 in one modern, easily reachable, spectacular city: Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The European Robotics Forum 2022 (ERF2022), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held from 28 – 30 June in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The ERF2022 covers all aspects and current themes related to the field of robotics. Researchers, engineers, managers, and a growing number of entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and public funding officers from all over Europe come together to discuss technology push and market pull and how innovation in robotics and robotics-related AI can be accelerated.
The Netherlands is a highly international country with a history of commerce and trading, and nowadays one of the most innovative countries of the world with companies like Philips and ASML (world leader in lithographic machines), VanderLande (global market leader for future proof logistic process automation at airports, the parcel market and leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses) and Lely (world leader in milking robots). This small country is one of the few countries in the world with an organized robotics sector. With a broad array of high-quality universities, both academic and applied sciences, The Netherlands has created a unique Triple-Helix structure in which public authorities, entrepreneurs and the education sector are working well together. Living labs, High-Tech companies that invest in smaller companies and strong emerging sectors, together with our strength in system-thinking and -integration, and our capacity to use our unique knowledge makes the Netherlands a perfect place for the 2022 European Robotics Forum.
The European Robotics Forum (ERF) is a 3-day event and one of the most influential event for the robotics and artificial intelligence community in Europe. It is the meeting point for engineers, academics, entrepreneurs, investors, as well as end-users and policy makers in the field of robotics from all over Europe and beyond.
This year’s overarching theme will be ‘Sustainability’ in the broadest sense of the word. In 4 plenary sessions divided over the 3 days, high level speakers from industry, knowledge institutes and government will share their vision on the following topics;
The organization of ERF2022 aims in providing an interdisciplinary platform for their delegates, and present and discuss the latest developments in European markets and innovations, future developments, strategies, challenges, and tactics in the field of Robotics via an interactive workshop programme.
This 13th edition an extra academic track is added to the interactive workshop programme with interesting keynotes on relevant topics and poster sessions with a focus on late breaking results.
Our 2400m2 exhibition floor will provide exhibitors and sponsors an unique opportunity to interact with the delegates during breaks. Side activities (such as a hackathon, pitch sessions, etc.) will provide extra liveliness on the exhibition floor.
Conferences and meetings are usually thought of as sedentary events, as they require attendees to spend hours sitting down in enclosed spaces and listing. The organization of ERF2022 makes significant effort to create an interesting and memorable event, not only from the content/programme perspective, but also from a health and well-being perspective.