Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation
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. Previous winners can be found on IEEE webpage.
IERA Award 2019
The IERA award was presented to Blue Ocean Robotics for their UV Disinfection Robot at the ICRA 2019 in Montreal. Please see IFR press release for further details.
Coming up in December 2020
IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation