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The 34 other challengers to our Call for startups

These startups didn’t make it to the semi-finals, but they deserve some visibility as well 🙂 Meet the 34 challengers !

  • Rational Robotics : Robots that paint parts automatically! Uses vision No programming needed.
  • InMoov : InMoov is the First 3DPrinted Humanoid Life Size Robot for Scientists, Universities, Schools, Makers, Artists to 3d print and program.
  • Perspective Robotics : Fotokite is an interactive personal flying camera that may be used virtually anywhere with minimal preparation or training.
  • The Construct : The Spotify of robotics simulation has arrived! Any simulator, on any device from anywhere in the world!
  • ootsidebox : @ootsidebox Touchless 3D Gesture User Interface “Touchless and Gesture Control will be everywhere”
  • MIP robotics : Industrial Robot Democratization We develop cheap and easy to use robots.
  • Prizm : Prizm is a learning device that intuitively plays the perfect music on your speakers, based on people in the room and the context.
  • Wandercraft : Wandercraft develops an exoskeleton enabling disabled people to walk again in full autonomy.
  • Behaviour Labs : Behaviour Labs, develops robotic software solution for an experimental autism therapy.
  • epawn : ePawn’s unique technology brings never-seen-before intelligence in connected toys.
  • TOI ThingsOnInternet : Tired of wasting time wiring and coding? Viper is the smart objects development suite that brings cloud and IoT to your projects in a click.
  • Smart Me Up : Smart Me Up is a leader in real-time face analysis technology : it can estimate age, gender, position of head or emotions.
  • Robological PTY LTD : A Delightfully Simple Way to Build and Connect Robots and Things – Ro-buddy Connect your world.
  • Creative Bits : Snowball enables non-technical people invent technologies to make smart homes and smart cities applications in few minutes.
  • Transist Video LLC : The system of video-based navigation for unmanned aerial vehicles. Its application for navigation and airborne terrestrial robots control.
  • Salvius Robotics : Salvius is an open source humanoid designed to inspire students to learn about STEM principles through advanced robotics.
  • Lockea : Lockea is a connected + motorised lock that automatically unlocks by touching your door whilst keeping your phone in your pocket.
  • CDD : Our product, OPRA is a robot development platform which allows hobbyists and startups to commercialize their idea for a robot application.
  • Padbot : PadBot is a telepresence robot. You can use PadBot to represent remotely by showing video, voice and movements in real-time.
  • Que Innovations : Technology/robotics company that develops innovative products for early child development and autism therapy.
  • SK Teknoloji : We want to be part of tomorrow technology. We aim to build modular robots that make use of different applications; like appstore/googleplay
  • Perceptual Robots : Bringing the spark of life to robots! Using the revolutionary secret of behaviour our robots are not just dynamic and intelligent but alive!
  • Immersive Robotics : Cross the screen: transfer into Waldo in 3D, be anywhere! Walk Waldo once through some house chore. Next time tap or voice command will do !
  • Under the Pole : An open-source ROV for underwater polar exploration #Science #Education #Documentary.
  • Solaris Cybernetics of New Jersey : We build robots that are plant-machine hybrids for sustainable agriculture.
  • BookScanner SA : We will digitize all short of books -no matter size, weight, cover, age- with robotics technology.
  • XTIM : the new drone inspired by biomimicry
  • CLIP&BIKE : Fauteuils électriques pour handicapés modifiés en robot d’aide à la personne facilitant le déplacement dans les parkings et lieux publics.
  • MACCO Robotics : Robotica para marketing y hoteles
  • xavier’s robotik : I have hacked a vtech keybord !
  • Symbiontronic Technologies Corp. : N/A
  • Forgium : Forgium is a company that provides industrial solutions related to 3D printers not only to other companies but also to individuals.
  • Desolenator : We’ve patented and developed the most affordable and environmentally friendly method to purify water – a real solution to the water crisis!
  • M-Tecks ROBOTICS : 12 ways to improve your inspection efficiency and your added-value to the client

Discover the 25 semi-finalist of our Call for startups!

The choice was hard and heart-breaking – but here we are, the 25 semi-finalists! In just two weeks, we will know the name of the 5 finalists you will meet at Innorobo. Remember : these 5 finalists will be provided a booth in the exhibition hall, free of charge, in order to demonstrate their robotics solutions. Their travel expenses will also be covered, and they will pitch in front of our investor panel!

  • airboxlab: Foobot is a smart device monitoring your indoor air pollution and guiding you towards healthier living spaces
  • Marques Aviation Ltd: The lightweight, solar-powered MA THOR SolarLight can loiter above regions under surveillance for several days
  • Stanley Robotics: Stanley Robotics is designing robots that are able to move any cars in order to provide a robotic valet parking everywhere anytime
  • Reach Robotics: We are creating the Mecha Monsters; the world’s first gaming robots to make robotics more fun and engaging.
  • Ainova Robotics Inc.: J.A.E.S.A – your personal next-generation AI for a price of a coffee!
  • Space Leap: B2B delivery of urgent goods with drones.
  • Mektron AS: Ultrasound- and Shower #healthCoBot The Future Of Health Care!
  • OptoForce: We make robots feel – just as you do with your fingers. Just more precisely. Our optical force sensors are robust, compliant and affordable.
  • Wulka Drones: Wulka Drones : p. n. [vyːlka dʁon] Start-Up specialized in data analysis on Cloud and aerial imagery by drone for precision agriculture.
  • Enova Robotics: Enova Robotics, first company in Africa that manufactures its own-brand robots and develops solutions for various purposes and customers.
  • HOLONIX S.R.L.: Holonix is an Italian company specialized in providing integrated solutions for Technological Innovation and Product Lifecycle Knowledge.
  • Still Human: Gaia is a design concept, which turns your plants into a companion and gives them independent living skills.
  • CNC Design Limited: CNC Design Ltd to accelerate prototyping of two new machines and get them to market.
  • Drawn: Galatea was born from a dream : locally produce modern, designed and fully customized pieces of furniture and deco obects.
  • Replica Labs: Replica Labs is applying advanced 3D computer vision technology to bring custom fitting directly to consumers using only a smartphone.
  • QEYE: QEYE is a smart vision systems integrator for industrial applications and quality control.
  • robotbase: World’s First Personal Robot
  • Flyability SA: Flyability is developing Gimball, the world’s first collision-tolerant flying robot, easy to pilot and safe to fly close to humans.
  • Empire Robotics: Makers of the first commercial jamming gripper for highly agile industrial automation, #VERSABALL.
  • VECTEO: The plugin replaces human teaching and optimizes the measuring process cycle time. OCTA works with different robotic cell configurations.
  • Haapie S.A.S.: Introducing Haapie-One: man’s best non-human friend! An interactive, social & smart robot helping & entertaining you!
  • MagnebotiX: Delicate objects – gentle methods: MagnebotiX microrobotic systems for next generation crystallography with automated crystal harvesting
  • ArticaCC: Artica makes creative robotics with and for the open community, fusioning Art and Science.
  • rovenso: ROVENSO makes agile robots that preserve human life from hazardous operations such as in nuclear decommissioning and emergency response.
  • Maverick Robotics Pvt. Ltd.: BUD-E (Butler Uniquely Designed for the Elderly): a robot designed to help improve the mobility of the elderly by fetching objects for them

If you were a member of our panel – which one would you see on stage and pitching? Tell us in the comments!

Robotics startups from around the world take center stage at Innoecho’s Call for Startups

55 up-and-coming robotics firms from 21 countries worldwide are taking part in Innoecho’s Call for Startups 2015. Judged by a panel of 6 investors from around the globe, the 5 selected companies, each in business for less than 5 years, will be given a free booth at Innorobo 2015.

Innoecho, the company behind Innorobo, Europe’s leading event in robotics technologies, markets and innovations, has just closed the application process for its Call for Startups 2015. Held every year since the first edition of Innorobo in 2011, the Call for Startups gives budding robotics companies from around the world a helping hand and a chance to shine. A prestigious panel of international investors will select the 5 entrepreneurial ventures that will present their robotics projects at a plenary conference during the 3-day Innorobo 2015 event in Lyon, France.

Some 59 applications were sent in to Innoecho this year, with 55 selected to take part in the project screening process. Participating startup companies must be less than 5 years old, receive less than €2 million in funding and not be affiliated with a large group.

Startups from 21 countries have applied to take part in the 2015 edition, whose 5 finalists will be awarded a booth at Innorobo 2015, from 1 to 3 July in Lyon, where they will pitch their project in front of a panel of international investors on 2 July.

A panel of renowned international investors

This year, 6 high-profile international robotics industry investors will be on hand to judge the 5 finalists:

  • Malgosia Iwankowska – Co-Founder & Board Member of KB Medical SA
  • Anastasia Emmanuel – UK Hardware, Technology & Design at Indiegogo
  • Baybars Altuntas – Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, VP of Eban-Belgium
  • Jean-Philippe Olier – VP Business Development, Safran
  • Alexandre Ichai – Founder, Robotcapital & Director, Robotlab
  • Oussama Ammar – Co-Founder and Partner, Thefamily

For more information on the panel and Call for Startups, visit

Everyone at Innoecho wishes all of the participants the best of luck. The names of the 5 finalists will be revealed in March 2015.

“We are delighted to have startups from 21 countries taking part in our Call for Startups 2015, which also brought in the highest number of applications since Innorobo was started, as well as a panel of renowned investors,” said Catherine Simon, Founder and CEO of Innoecho. “This shows that the growth of the robotics industry is worldwide and knows no borders. I congratulate today’s entrepreneurs who have understood that they can longer limit themselves to their regional ecosystem, but have to get out and find their market, partners and investors where they are, all over the world… and namely at Innorobo.”

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Happy new robotic year!

 I believe in open innovation, I believe in collaborative ecosystem and I believe a new technology is worthless if it doesn’t have a positive impact on our economy and society.

Our speakers join us to wish the best for the robotic market. Keep making the world a better place with us,

Catherine, Beryl, Hélène & Jade
Carte de voeux INNO 2015 80PX -2

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Answer our call for start-ups!

We are happy to launch our 4th Call for Start-ups!

Who can participate?

Our Call for Robotics Start-ups is open to any company:

  • founded in the past 5 years
  • having raised less than US$ 2 million since creation
  • not affiliated to a larger group

We are looking for start-ups in the fields of Robotics, Internet of Things, but also in the affiliated industries: artificial intelligence, hardware, sensors…
The 5 finalists, selected by our investors’ panel, will be invited to Innorobo
on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in order to pitch in front of the Grand Jury.

They will also be provided with a booth in the exhibition hall, free of charge, in order to demonstrate their robotics solutions. Their travel expenses will also be covered.

Oussama Ammar

Co-founder and Partner – The Family

Oussama Ammar will hold a keynote about the struggles of hardware start-ups.

Oussama has always been an Entrepreneur — he got his first taste of the startup world when he was 12 years old and launched one of the first web agencies in France. He spent a few years working on it with multiple spin-offs and independents platforms, including one of the first online antique shops. In his early 20’s, after a quick detour through the social sciences, law, logic and philosophy at La Sorbonne, Oussama created Hypios that became, in less than 3 years, one of the few open innovation leaders in the world. Angel Investor for over 2 years with 21+ active deals (most of them Silicon Valley-based), Oussama is trying to scale this by founding TheFamily, an accelerator for early-stage startups that supports them from [0] to [1] through education & unfair advantages. He is also a lecturer on Entrepreneurship at Sciences Po Paris. Oussama is a Lebanese-born French citizen, he grew up in Africa and France, worked in Paris, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and San Francisco, making him a true global citizen.


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Carlo Ratti, MIT Senseable City Lab Director, will hold a keynote at Innorobo 2015!

Following a poll within our community, Innorobo 2015 will take place from July 1st to 3rd (and not in the overly busy month of March as for the previous editions).

Announcing our second speaker:

Carlo Ratti

Director, MIT Senseable City Lab

Founding Partner Carlo Ratti Associati

Carlo Ratti will hold a keynote on our “Smart Cities” track.

An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti practices in Italy and teaches at the MIT, where he directs the Senseable City Lab. Ratti has co-authored over 250 publications and holds several patents. His work has been exhibited in several venues worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, MoMA in New York City and MAXXI in Rome. At the 2008 World Expo, his ‘Digital Water Pavilion’ was hailed by Time Magazine as one of the ‘Best Inventions of the Year’. He has been included in Blueprint Magazine’s ‘25 People who will Change the World of Design’ and in Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world’. He is curator for the ‘Future Food District’ at Expo Milano 2015.





Exhibit at Innorobo!

Take advantage of our Early Bird to showcase your innovations.

Don’t miss the early-bird until the end of December and get -15% on the individual booth offer! 

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Speaker announced : Rodney Brooks (Rethink Robotics) will talk about Factories of the future

Announcing our very first speaker:

Rodney Brooks

Founder, Chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics

Rodney Brooks will held a keynote on our “Factories of the future” track.

Rodney Brooks is the founder, chairman, and CTO of Rethink Robotics, a company that is deploying low cost, safe, and easy to train interactive humanoid robots in manufacturing and packaging applications. He was also cofounder, CTO, and board member of iRobot Corporation (nasdaq: IRBT) and is the emeritus Panasonic Professor of Robotics at MIT, where he was director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) until 2007. Earlier he was on the faculty at Stanford University and a member of research staff at both Carnegie Mellon and MIT. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford in 1981, after earning degrees in mathematics at the Flinders University of South Australia. He is a member of both the US National Academy of Engineering and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and also a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, AAAI, and AAAS.

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Are you an international expert in the topics of smart cities, smart homes, medical robotics, industrial robotics or field robotics? You are known for your inspiring talks? You are the speaker we are looking for!

Two other conferences held alongside Innorobo

Read our latest presentation about the robotics trends around the world

By travelling the world, speaking to experts and authorities in the robotic field and other industries, we are able to publish each year a summary of the robotics state of the art and trends.

  • Read our analysis
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Innorobo news: ARSO 2015 + end of our Super Early Bird!

Innorobo 2015: What’s new?

The international workshop ARSO as a concurrent event, our analysis of the personal robotics market – and don’t forget: our Super Early Bird ends in one week only!

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Personal robotics : Market opportunities and Business models

We are all fantasizing about the almighty robotic butler that will understand our desires, interact in a “human-like” manner with us and make our daily life so much easier by realizing all the tedious tasks at home autonomously, manage our home, entertain us, educate and take care of our children and provide care and assistance to our senior relatives.

  • Read our analysis
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Everything you should know about Robotworld !

We are back from Robotworld ! At first, it seems hard to get started if you don’t speak or read the Korean language – but…

Discover why you should attend Robotworld next year!

Our Super Early Bird ends in 2 weeks !

Dont’ forget : you can save up to 25% until mid-November!

The 5th edition of Innorobo is now in the works. It will take place in France from 1 to 3 July 2015 with a host of new features:

  • A bigger show, with an additional 25% exhibition space
  • A Developer’s Hall to showcase various robotics operating systems
  • Dedicated pavilions organized by topic for live demos with…
  • … a focus on 6 major fields of robotics applications

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Save the date: Innorobo 2015, July 1>3 in Lyon! Dive into robotics

The 5th edition of Innorobo is now in the works. It will take place in France from 1 to 3 July 2015 with a host of new features:

  • A bigger show, with an additional 25% exhibition space
  • A Developer’s Hall to showcase various robotics operating systems
  • Dedicated pavilions organized by topic for live demos with…
  • … a focus on 6 major fields of robotics applications




As usual, there will also be a full slate of conferences and workshops facilitated by international experts taking place alongside the exhibition, as well as a Start-up Hall for entrepreneurs with shoestring budgets and high-potential projects!

In the meantime, we travel the world to bring you the best robotics news ever:

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