IERA Award

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 May 2017

IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation

  • Held in conjunction with ICRA Conference in Singapore (May 29 to June 3, 2017)
  • At the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (Sands Expo and Convention Centre)

IERA Award 2016

The IERA award was presented to Phil Crowther, ABB Robotics, for the collaborative dual-arm robot “YuMi®” at the ISR gala dinner on 21 June 2016. “YuMi®” stands for “you and me - we work together” - since the robot was specially designed to work side by side with its human colleagues without protective fencing.

Contact IFR Germany

Gudrun Litzenberger

IFR General Secretary
IFR Statistical Department

Lyoner Str. 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1502
Fax: +49 69-6603-2502

Nina Kutzbach

Assistant IFR Statistical Department

Lyoner Str. 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1518
Fax: +49 69-6603-2518

Silke Lampe

Assistant IFR Secretariat

Lyoner Str. 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1697
Fax: +49 69-6603-2697