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CANADIAN ROBOTICS COUNCIL

2024 SYMPOSIUM

June 14 | Toronto

Tickets will be limited

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Let's catalyze Canada's robotics sector, together

Join leading robotics experts from industry, government, and research on June 14, 2024 as we evolve a collective strategy that catalyses Canada's growing robotics sector.

 

The 2024 CRC Symposium will be your chance to:

foster new partnerships

that strengthen the Canadian robotics value chain

build awareness of the opportunities for robotics in downstream industries and share best practices on promoting robotics in different stakeholder groups

network with Canadian colleagues from all areas of robotics from coast to coast

learn best practices from international experts in robot adoption 

exhibit and demonstrate the latest robotics technologies

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Søren Elmer Kristensen
CEO, Odense Robotics

How Denmark built a world-class robotics ecosystem

The first seeds to Denmark’s robotics cluster were sown in the late 1980s as a partnership between a local university and a steel shipyard that needed flexible and precise welding robots. In the 2000s, Denmark went on to spawn globally-recognized firms like Universal Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots. Today, the country has a full-fledged ecosystem of 500+ companies that have attracted over EUR 990 million in investments and employ 12,700 people.

 

What enabled Denmark to become a global hotspot for robotics?

 

According to Søren Elmer Kristensen, CEO of Odense Robotics, the Danish cluster succeeded in creating a positive narrative around robotics and automation as technological solutions to critical challenges, such as climate change, global labor markets, the aging population and resulting labor shortages.

 

In his keynote address, he will share how early partnerships between academia, industry, local government and a trade union is helping the industry reach its full potential across sectors and industries.

Keynote address

Venue

Microsoft Canada Head Office

81 Bay Street | Toronto

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Organizers

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