RoboValley - TU Delft Valorisation Centre - International Robotics Week - IMCR

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RoboValley

Valorisation is one of the three pillars of TU Delft Robotics Institute, next to education and research. To connect robotics to business and society, the institute has initiated RoboValley.

Because of the scope of activities this robotics valorisation programme encompasses, and the vision we have for the development of the larger Delft area as a worldwide innovation hub for robotics, RoboValley is a separate institute. It has close ties to both TU Delft Robotics Institute and the TU Delft Valorisation Centre.

"RoboValley connects all the key players in robotics"

RoboValley connects all the key players in robotics: researchers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers in both public and private sectors. Thus, a unique network is thriving, with TU Delft Robotics Institute at its heart. Therefore, RoboValley takes a leading role in the development of the next generation robotics.

The RoboValley programme team makes sure companies can find and make use of the available knowledge. They also have experts that help companies or start-ups that want to settle in Delft. RoboValley also attracts investors: via the RoboValley Investment Fund venture capital and accelerated paths to the market is offered for the most promising robotics technologies.

More than 30 start-ups have already settled in RoboValley, next to existing robotics companies. It is expected that between 15,000 and 25,000 jobs will be created in RoboValley in the next 10 years. These robotics companies will need between 250,000 and 360,000 square metres of lab and office space.

TU Delft Valorisation Centre

TU Delft Valorisation Centre plays a similar role for Delft University of Technology. To transform technological innovation into practical added-value applications for society, assistance from external partners is needed. TU Delft Valorisation Centre collaborates with businesses, governments and civil society organisations to make sure the knowledge of Delft University of Technology benefits society as a whole.

International Robotics Week

RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo, in collaboration with RoboValley, are organising the first edition of the International Robotics Week, which will run from 19-21 April 2017 in Delft and the metropolitan region of Rotterdam-The Hague.

The International Robotics Week unites the RoboBusiness Europe, TUS Expo and ROS Industrial Summit trade fairs and conferences, making it one of the largest robotics events in the world. More than 4,000 visitors are expected from across the globe. The conferences will be held at the World Forum in The Hague, and there is an extensive program of events in and around the city of Delft.

There will be visits to various labs, including those of TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) and ESA (the European Space Agency), as well as demonstrations at different field labs in the Rotterdam-The Hague metropolitan area. The demonstrations include drones and intelligent vehicles at the former Valkenburg airfield in Katwijk and aquabots at RDM Rotterdam. In addition, a range of activities are being organized in the city of Delft itself and on the TU Delft campus.

International Masterclass Robotics

Developments in the field of robotics come at a fast pace. Researchers and industry are working on the next-generation robots. Are you - as a business leader and/or strategic decision maker - wondering what the impact will be on your business and/or policy making process? The International Masterclass Robotics updates you on the recent developments, opportunities for your business and the expectations for the future.

Why attend:

  • Provides you with insights to anticipate disruptive changes in society and industry by robotics.
  • To gain an overview of how to utilize the existing and future possibilities of robotics to the utmost.


The IMCR is organised by RoboValley in close collaboration with TU Delft Robotics Institute, which provides keynote speakers to the masterclass.

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