This entrepreneur-led mission is a unique week-long programme for 10 of the UK’s most innovative start-ups and SMEs specialising in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS).
Backed by the Technology Strategy Board and UK Trade & Investment and organised by Chinwag the trip features a specially-developed programme for companies who want to lay the groundwork for expanding their business into one of the largest and most dynamic robotics markets in the world.
What Does the Robotics 2014 Mission Include?
The bespoke agenda is designed to provide a unique insight into the US robotics landscape, building connections with potential customers, investors and partners. The mission programme includes:
Visits to companies working at the forefront of robotics in San Diego, Silicon Valley and San Francisco
Networking opportunities with both investors and large corporates looking to move into robotics
A roundtable discussion in San Diego with a UK government minister
Visits to hardware/RAS incubators and accelerators
Meetings with leading robotics academic and research institutions
Masterclasses on pitch development and accessing the US market in
general and California in particular
Meetings with UK robotics companies who have already made the leap
into the US
The final programme will be tailored to fit the objectives of the companies taking part and is subject to change. Companies selected for the mission will also benefit from:
Pre-mission briefing, pitch training & launch event in the UK w/c 16 June 2014
Dedicated press and publicity support
Post-mission gathering and debrief session back in the UK
Why Join the Mission?
Understand the challenges and opportunities of the US market
Develop quality contacts with potential California-based customers,
investors and partners
Gain first-hand insight into California’s robotics landscape
Fresh ideas and insight from the thought-leaders in the US
Improve their profile in both the US and UK
Evolve their company and product pitches to ensure that they are
Develop a market-entry strategy for the US market
Who Can Apply?
The focus of this mission is on innovative startups and SMEs developing robotics and autonomous systems with high growth potential. Companies will be selected based on innovation and their suitability for the US market in a competitive process.
Qualifying companies will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so best to apply now.
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