RoboPitch competition I-RIM 3D 2022

Are you a newly established start-up, a research group with an innovative idea for a technology or invention in the field of robotics that you would like to develop and to bring it to market as an entrepreneurial project?

The National Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines this year launches for the first time within the I-RIM 3D conference the competition RoboPitch to foster the growth of new technology transfer projects in the field of Robotics.

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

To participate, just send by 26 September 2022 your project idea to this link by following the instructions, which require a presentation deck, business plan, cv of the team.

Assessment criteria will be the level of originality and creativity of the proposed invention or innovation in the field of robotics, possible patent applications, competence and composition of the research team, including existing collaborations with universities or research institutions also through the establishment of spin-off companies.

The selected project ideas will be presented live on October 8th to the jury of the competition at the Maker Fairea reference point for Italian inventors and makers, and not only. The presentations will be held at the Istituto Superiore Antincendi (Rome) in front of an audience of international investment funds, innovation hubs, universities, and representatives of academia, research and innovation.  Ten editions of #MFR (this is how the event is known on the web), in presence and online, have brought together companies, universities, schools, research centers, people, thoughts, opinions, knowledge, skills sharing the common language of innovation.

In addition, the best projects selected in Rome will be admitted to the presentation phase within the RoboHearth event that will take place on 14 October  at Fieramilano (Rho). Selected teams will have the opportunity to exhibit their business project, in one of the most important fairs on the international scene, BIMU,  international biennial fair of machine tools, staged at Fieramilano Rho from 12 to 15 October2022. The event will see the participation of innovation centers,  manufacturers  and integrators of machines and robots, industry experts, and representatives of the academic, research and innovation world.

Important dates

Submission of design ideas   

September 26, 2022

Notification of acceptance

October 2, 2022

@MakerFaire Competition

October 8, 2022

Presentation @RobotHeart

October 14, 2022