RoboPitch 2023

Are you a newly established start-up, a research group with an innovative idea for a technology or an invention in the field of robotics and you are willing to bring ot to market with a business project?


The italian National Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines proposes, as part of the I-RIM 3D 2023 event, RoboPitch to encourage the growth of new technology transfer projects in the Robotics area.

RoboPitch is aimed at all teams of researchers and start-ups with a project idea in the early-stage or Proof of Concept phase.

To participate, you are required to send a pitch deck for the presentation of the project idea, a business plan and the team’s curriculum.

The level of originality and creativity of the invention or innovation proposed in the field of robotics will be considered for the final valuation, together with any possession or filing of patent applications, the competence and composition of the research team, including existing collaborations with universities or institutions research also through the establishment of spin-off companies.

The selected design ideas will be presented live to the jury of the competition during Maker Faire, the event in its 10th edition, a place for all those who want to change the world for the better with their creativity, giving the possibility to meet international investment funds, innovation poles, universities, and representatives of the academic, research and innovation world.

Ten editions of #MFR (as the event is known on the web), in person and online, have brought together businesses, universities, schools, research centres, people, thoughts, opinions, knowledge, skills united by the universal language of innovation.

The link for submissions will soon be made available on this page.

To participate, you have to send a presentation deck, a business plan and a team presentation by this form: 


place and time: during the I-RIM 3D event at the Maker Faire Rome on 20th October 2023 from 14:30 to 15:30 at Pad. 10 Room F, the speakers selected for the RoboPitch will be guaranteed a free entry to I-RIM 3D for that day

– 7 minute presentation with projection of a Pitch Deck

– the jury will judge the following aspects for each startup: Awareness of the problem, Awareness of the market, Business model, Team

Important dates

Idea submissionSeptember 29, 2023
Notification of acceptanceOctober 6, 2023