Welcome to the European Robotics Forum 2023, Odense

The Mayor oF Odense Welcomes you to the ERF 2023.

In the latest video on the ERF2023 website, the Mayer of Odense, Peter Rahbæk Juel, Universal Robots co-founder Esben Østergaard and Host, Professor Christian Schlette, meet each other at the ODEON venue, and share their excitement for the upcoming ERF2023 in Odense!

Register for the event and don’t forget to add a lot of exciting extra activities to your registration. Visits to Universal Robots, to  Mobile Industrial Robots and Danish Technological Institute, not to mention a chance to visit the robotics labs of the University where it all began, namely SDU Robotics.

Also make sure to Join the luxurious ERF 2023 Gala Dinner, served by Michelin accredited Master Chef Thomas Pasfall. Thomas used to sail with H.M. The Queen of Denmark, and has his own restaurant in down town Odense. The Gala Dinner takes place on SDU Campus Square.

Go directly to registration here or, if you are a member of euRobotics, use the links sent to all euRobotics members to get discounted or even free tickets for ERF2023!

Scope ERF2023

Robotics is in the city of Odense’s DNA, and by hosting the 2023 European Robotics Forum in Odense, participants will get the opportunity to explore first-hand how public, industrial, commercial and scientific organisations all are keen to collaborate around robotics.


2023 marks the 11th anniversary of ERFs first visit to Odense – and similarly the anniversary of the formation of euRobotics through the merger of EUROP and EURON. As in 2012, Odense is still known as a leading hub for robotics, but has gone through a huge transformation since ERFs previous visit. A showcase for what can be achieved in 10 years. Strong collaboration between science, Odense Municipality, public as well as private partners has consolidated the city’s leading position as well as secured a strong vision for the future of robotics. We wish to invite the ERF community to come and experience the developments first-hand, and discuss the plans for the future.

The formula

In addition, it must be extremely relevant for the delegates at ERF2023 to learn about the formula that has created the success of the robotics environment around the Maersk Institute and in Odense. The Odense Robotics cluster can jointly supply an entire track of its own, with input from SDU, Odense Robotics, DTI and other major contributors around this specific topic – the research at the university and the cluster of companies, supported by local government, turning research into business.


The European Robotics Forum 2023 (ERF2023), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held from 14 – 16 March in Odense, Denmark (ERF open house open to the public, already from Monday March the 13th at 13:00-17:00). The ERF2023 covers all aspects and current themes related to the field of robotics. Researchers, engineers, managers, and a growing number of entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and public funding officers from all over Europe come together to discuss technology push and market pull and how innovation in robotics and robotics-related AI can be accelerated.

A lot has happened in Odense since ERF visited in 2012, and even more will happen before 2023. Come back to Odense, and experience what can be achieved in just 10 short years, when all major players are working together to form one of the densest robotics clusters in the world. And what better place to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the merger of EUROP and EURON into euRobotics than the birthplace of euRobotics: Odense – the world’s leading robotics City?

The European Robotics Forum is an initiative of euRobotics in cooperation with a local co-host. euRobotics aisbl (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) is a Brussels based international non-profit association for all stakeholders in European robotics. It aims to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness and to ensure industrial leadership of manufacturers, providers and end-users of robotics technology-based systems and services.

The objectives of euRobotics are to boost European robotics research, development and innovation, and to foster a positive perception of robotics. It aims at:

  • strengthening competitiveness and ensuring industrial leadership of manufacturers, providers, and end users of robotics technology-based systems and services;
  • the widest and best uptake of robotics technologies and services for professional and private use;
  • the excellence of the science base of European robotics.

euRobotics builds upon the success of the European Robotics Technology Platform (EUROP) and the academic network of EURON, leading towards the establishment of one sustainable organisation for the entire European robotics community. The association has been nurtured by the partners of euRobotics, a Coordination Action funded by the EC under FP7 which started in 2010 and ended in December 2012. Since 2014, euRobotics collaborates with the European Commission in the Public-Private Partnership SPARC under Horizon2020 to develop and implement a strategy and a road-map for research, technological development and innovation in robotics.

From 2014, euRobotics collaborated with the European Commission in the Public-Private Partnership SPARC under Horizon2020 to develop and implement a strategy and a road-map for research, technological development and innovation in robotics. SPARC’s term has now ended and a new partnership was created (ADRA – AI, Data and Robotics Association asbl) in May 2021, with euRobotics as a founding partner. Through ADRA, euRobotics will collaborate in the Horizon Europe programme (2021-2027).

Organising team


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