European Robotics Week 2016: 18-27 November 2016
About the European Robotics Week
The European Robotics Week (ERW) was conceived at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2011 by the desire of the European Robotics community to bring robotics research and development closer to the public and to build the future Robotics Society. Since then and every year, the ERW has offered one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public, highlighting the growing importance of robotics in a wide variety of application areas and the growing importance of skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
STEM subjects are increasingly becoming an important part of basic literacy in today’s knowledge society, and we need to continue developing and growing Europe’s future scientists and researchers to close a skills gap, which by 2020 will require us to have an additional one million individuals! ERW therefore aims at inspiring technology education in students of all ages to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.
Science education can no longer be viewed as an exclusive endeavour for future scientists or engineers. It has to engage in dialogue on science-driven societal issues, since only science-conscious citizens can make informed decisions.
European Robotics Week: Robots at your service: 18-28 November 2016
The European Robotics Week (ERW) offers one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public, highlighting growing importance of robotics in a wide variety of application areas. ERW aims at inspiring technology education in students of all ages to pursue careers in STEM-related fields, i.e. science, technology, engineering and math.
The European Robotics Week (ERW) was conceived at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2011 by the desire of the European Robotics community to bring robotics research and development closer to the public and to build the future Robotics Society.
There is a lot going on in Europe during the European Robotics Week: school visits with lectures on robotics, guided tours for pupils, open labs, exhibitions, challenges, robots in action on public squares. The participating companies, universities and research bring their robots and organisations to the attention of the public educating them on how robotics impacts society, both now and in the future.
It’s time to show the general public what robotics is all about and what important role robots play in Europe!
How to get involved
Events are organised locally (by scientists, labs, teachers, schools, robotics engineers, robot makers etc.), but centrally listed and co-promoted. euRobotics, the European association for a Public-Private Partnership in robotics, serves as the central coordinator. The events are supported through national coordinators who are promoting the idea among their national networks and communities.
Partners and Sponsors
After such a raving success of the ERW 2015, with over 700 events organized all over Europe, the European Robotics Week team is keen to make to ERW2016 even bigger and better than the last. To support their work and the project of further increasing the outreach of ERW, the secretariat is looking for future sponsorship. We would encourage all companies and individuals who are like minded and want to support the goal of bringing robotics closer to the public to contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year the ERW changes the central event and hosts an eco-system of various events in the chosen location. During ERW 2016 the heart of the European Robotics Week is a series of events in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.