December 31, 2016      

DELFT, the Netherlands — RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo, in collaboration with RoboValley, are organizing the first edition of International Robotics Week, which will run from April 19 to 21, 2017, in Delft and the metropolitan region of Rotterdam-The Hague.

International Robotics Week unites the RoboBusiness Europe, TUS Expo, and ROS Industrial Summit trade fairs and conferences, making it one of the largest robotics event in the world. More than 4,000 visitors are expected from across the globe. The conferences will be held at the World Forum in The Hague, and there is an extensive program of events in and around the city of Delft.

There will be visits to various labs, including those of TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) and ESA (the European Space Agency). The event will also include demonstrations at different field labs in the Rotterdam-The Hague metropolitan area, including the former Valkenburg airfield in Katwijk (for drones and autonomous vehicles) and RDM Maker Space in Rotterdam (for aquabots). In addition, a range of activities are being organized in the city of Delft itself and on the TU Delft campus.

“We have a significant international audience of creators and end-users in robotics,” said Ken Moyes, managing director of EH Media and licensee for RoboBusiness Europe. “This combination of events allows these companies to be served by the leading European exhibition and high-level conference, supported by networking events in the robotics field.”

International Robotics Week includes RoboBusiness Europe.

RoboValley is a partner in the first International Robotics Week in Holland.

Niels Westendorp, co-founder of TUS Expo, concurred, saying, “Combining these events creates the opportunity, together with leading partners, to organize a cutting-edge international robotics event in Europe, where market parties are actively linked up with one another.”

The strategic partnership with RoboValley, the international robotics platform that has its origins in the TU Delft Robotics Institute, gives the organizers access to high-quality knowledge and an extensive international network of experts.

As Arthur de Crook, managing director of RoboValley, said, “With RoboValley as knowledge partner and host of this first International Robotics Week, there is a unique opportunity for the Netherlands to showcase itself as a center of robotics and a truly innovative nation.”

About EH Media:

EHM is an integrated media company and the leading provider of independent business and consumer content and information serving the robotics, consumer, commercial & custom electronics, security, information technology, house of worship, pro audio, and supply chain markets through multimedia publications, websites, newsletters, and expos. Its online publications include Robotics Business Review and Robotics Trends. EHM provides resources to millions of professionals and consumers worldwide.

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About TUS Expo:

The Unmanned Systems Expo (TUS Expo) is a dedicated and focused business platform, unique in connecting companies from across the entire unmanned systems supply chain with both customers and end users.

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About RoboValley:

RoboValley takes a leading role in connecting the Dutch robotics community — including nine universities, two research institutes and over 400 robotics researchers — to international robotics ecosystems. RoboValley facilitates the collaboration between researchers, experts, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers in both public and private sectors. As a result, a unique network is thriving. This allows RoboValley to drive the development of the next-generation robotics.

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Information: For more on RoboBusiness Europe 2017 or TUS Expo, please contact:

Anoeska Hagenstein
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+31 6 39 699 110

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