Technology Transfer Award 2021


The aim of the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award is to showcase the impact of robotics research and to raise the profile of technology transfer between science and industry. Outstanding innovations in robot technology and automation that result from cooperative efforts between research and industry are eligible for the prize.


Last call ended on 29 January 2021.

Award Winners

  • 2021
    • First prize: VEMO The first AI-powered, robotic therapy in Intensive Care - THE TEAM:​ Alexander König (Reactive Robotics) Sami Haddadin (Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence) Friedemann Müller (Schön Klinik Bad Aibling)​
    • Second prize: The Myosuit: Textile-Powered Mobility​ - THE TEAM: Jaime E. Duarte (MyoSwiss) Kai Schmidt (MyoSwiss) Michele Xiloyannis (ETH Zurich) Luca Renato Traini (University Hospital of Zurich) Robert Riener (ETH Zurich)​
    • Third prize: Wearable Robotics - THE TEAM: Antonio Frisoli (Wearable Robotics / Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) Lucia Lencioni (Wearable Robotics) Massimo Bergamasco (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)​
  • 2020
    • First prize: Odense University Hospital, Blue Ocean Robotics & UVD Robots - UV Disinfection Robot - Saving Lives Every Day - THE TEAM: Claus Risager (CEO - Blue Ocean Robotics), Per Juul Nielsen (CEO - UVD Robots), Hans Jørn Kolmos (MD, DMSc - Odense University Hospital)
    • Second Prize: Voliro AG - Voliro - Hands in the Sky - THE TEAM: Mina Kamel, Timo Mueller, Anurag Vempati
    • Third Prize: Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Axiles Bionics - From AMP-Foot to Axiles Bionics - THE TEAM: Prof. Dirk Lefeber (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Lennert Vierendeels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Dr. Pierre Cherelle (Axiles Bionics), Jacques Langhendries (Axiles Bionics)
  • 2019
    • Third prize: Sevensense Robotics AG - Empowering service robots with Visual SLAM - THE TEAM: Dr. Gregory Hitz, Dr. Marcin Dymczyk, Gianluca Cesari

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2020 ERF Awards Ceremony - Malaga Spain