Robotics Innovation Challenge – an event focusing on opportunities and challenges within robotics

Sweden is ranked as one the most innovative countries in the world, and Robotdalen is Sweden’s foremost robotics cluster; a successful initiative enabling commercial success of new ideas and research within robotics and automation. Robotdalen arranges the event Robotics Innovation Challenge in Eskilstuna, Sweden, on April 25, 2013, aiming at repeating last year’s success by bringing people from all over the world together for a day about opportunities and challenges for successful commercialization of robot innovations, presenting a number of interesting solutions.

Internationally renowned speakers, presentations of new robot solutions at an innovation catwalk, prize ceremony for the international competition Robotdalen Innovation Award, match-making for the manufacturing industry, and vast possibilities to meet new interesting business associates. These are all components at Sweden’s foremost robotics event Robotics Innovation Challenge.

Robotdalen is Sweden’s one and only robotics cluster and has an impressive track record of initiatives for successful commercialization of new products and companies. Efforts enabling more investments in the manufacturing industry; increased quality of life and independence through new technology in the health- and elderly care sector; improved working environment through autonomous vehicles and service robots, all shows Robotdalen’s width and focus. There is an enormous force of innovation and potential for new solutions, which is the basis for the event Robotics Innovation Challenge.

- We want the international robotics sphere to discover the opportunities of co-operating with Robotdalen, when it comes to new robot innovations, says Lennart Karlsson, Internationalization Manager. The Robotics Innovation Challenge presents an excellent opportunity to learn more and meet new valuable business contacts.

The event Robotics Innovation Challenge takes place in Eskilstuna, Sweden, on April 25, 2013. Program, registration form and further information about the event will be published on in January. Deadline for the competition Robotdalen Innovation Award is January 13, 2013, learn more at

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Download photos of Lennart Karlsson, Internationalization Manager at Robotdalen

For further information please visit or contact Lennart Karlsson, Internationalization Manager, phone +46 (0)72 200 91 95, e-mail

Robotdalen is a Swedish robotics initiative with the mission to enable commercial success of new ideas and research within robotics & automation. Robotdalen is financed by VINNOVA (the Swedish Innovation Agency), the European Regional Development Fund and a number of public institutions, universities and companies in Central Sweden. Please visit for further information.


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We enable commercial success of new robot innovations; focusing on solutions for the industry, service and health care. The solutions stem from actual needs, and end users are involved throughout the product development. This gives robot innovations based on market needs. By offering unique test beds for new solutions we also encourage international companies and entrepreneurs to develop their robot innovations and set up business in Sweden. Our vision is to become an internationally established innovation environment by 2019. Robotdalen is funded by the Swedish Innovation Agency VINNOVA, The European Regional Development Fund as well as the industry, academia and public sector in Central Sweden. Learn more at