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Europe Grasps At Global Robotics Market With EC Public-Private Partnership
Will Europe outspend the U.S. on the future of global robotics?
By Casey Nobile


European Commision (EC) vice president, Neelie Kroes, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with European robotics manufacturers and research institutes on September 18 to launch a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for the advancement of European robotics.

The PPP in Robotics is intended to seize a larger piece of the global robotics market by pooling the participants’ research and innovation efforts to increase commercial opportunity and solve social problems with robots. 

“A strong robotics industry is key to Europe’s future competitiveness. Growing our robotics industry means new jobs and a strong European manufacturing sector,” said Kroes.

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Casey Nobile is the lead editor for Robotics Business Review’s RBR50 news, editorial and business segment. She is also contributing writer and editor for the publication’s News & Technology columns with special emphasis on breaking news coverage for science, technology and financial transactions. Casey is also editor and contributor for other in-house publications: Robotics Trends; RoboBusiness and RoboBusiness exhibit services.

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