The IERA Award highlights and honors the achievements of inventors with value creating ideas and entrepreneurs who propel those ideas into world-class products. The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE/RAS) and the IFR jointly sponsor the award - underlining their determination to promote stronger collaboration between science and industry in robotics.
Finalists present their story of a successful innovative product in robotics and automation - from inception to final state of commercialization - in a series of plenary lectures at a Joint Forum. The winners are then chosen by an evaluation board. The annual award consists of a plaque and a $2,000 honorarium.
Coming up in June 2018
IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation
- Held in conjunction with International Symposium on Robotics ISR in Munich (20/21 June 2018)
- co-located with automatica - international robot exhibition (19 to 22 June 2018)
IERA Award 2017
The IERA award was presented to Steve Cousins, Savioke, for the little butler robot Relay at the ICRA 2017 in Singapore. Relay completes deliveries all on its own, for example in hotels, hospitals or logistics centers. Please see IFR press release for further details.