Placing tech in the hands of the future: Epson launches EMEAR-wide robot competition

Placing tech in the hands of the future: Epson launches EMEAR-wide robot competition

Industry 4.0 is a reality, and Epson - a pioneer in robotics, market leader in SCARA robots and provider of automation solutions since 1980 - is ready to lead the change. As the expansion of automation continues, many new and innovative applications for robots are being developed. Revolutionising industry and other sectors, they have the potential to radically improve the quality of our working lives.
The Competition - win up to 3 robots!
Epson is placing our latest technology in the hands of the future: universities, tertiary education establishments and research institutions across EMEAR. Why are we choosing education and research institutions? To support the growth, development and competitiveness of industry and automation.
Apply online from 1st September 2018!
• Applicants are invited to submit a proposal before 15th December 2018 for the opportunity to win up to 3 Epson robots to support their project
• Applications will be judged on a set of criteria including innovation, education, skills development, unique robot usage and sustainability
• Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their application in front of a panel of judges

"Skills and creativity are at the heart of innovation. As fast as robot manufacturers like Epson work to make automation more accessible, to fuel competitiveness and drive growth in an automated world, we also recognise the need to promote and support talent and skill development. Millennials, who make up 50% of the worlds population, will face a radically different working world to the one we know today. We know that young people have the potential, now we want to ensure they have the tools to implement it, by placing the technology of the future in their hands." Volker Spanier, Head of Robotics Solutions, Epson Europe.
The number of industrial robots deployed worldwide is expected to increase to around 2.6 million units by 2019 and continue to grow at an increasing rate. Across Central and Eastern Europe especially, robot adoption is set to increase by up to 20% year-on-year over the next two years, the highest growth rate globally after China.

This growth places robotics as central components in the future of manufacturing, healthcare, and many other sectors. But they also have the potential to play an increasingly vital role in providing tools for training, waste reduction, increased productivity, and lower energy consumption. Epson is providing an opportunity for young people in EMEAR to imagine what that might look like.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

About Epson Europe
Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Groups regional headquarters for Europe, Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 1,830 employees, Epson Europes sales for fiscal year 2017 were 1.7 billion Euros.

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