Minnesota robotics conference sold to Twin Cities event group

Robotics Alley, the Minnesota-based robotics conference and expo founded in 2011 by ReconRobotics and the Minnesota High Tech Association, has been sold. The new owner is The Event Group, Incorporated, a Minnesota-based event management and marketing firm.

The event was created to spur public-private partnerships and development within Minnesota’s robotics industry and the surrounding region.

“The Robotics Alley Conference is important for the communication and solidification of the Midwest’s robotics presences, potential, and future,” Adam Marsh, director of research and development at Shoreview, Minn.-based PaR Systems, said in a statement. “We live in a time and a location that presents the richest opportunities for robotics. From farming to mining, food production to manufacturing, hazardous cleaning to border security, the potential for robotic solutions is broad. The opportunities in Minnesota and our surrounding states for robotic development and production, is truly profound. Robotics Alley is a conduit for growth, collaboration, and communication of these opportunities in robotics for the Midwest.”

Andrew Borene, chair of the Robotics Alley advisory board, said The Event Group is well-positioned to lead the event based on its success with the LifeScience Alley Conference and Expo and the Cyber Security Summit.

“The synergies in high-tech medical and cyber capabilities with robotics made them an obvious candidate for ownership of this conference,” Borene said in a statement. “The Event Group has clearly proven their ability to promote Minnesota’s strong medical device industry and also position Minnesota as a leader in the explosively growing cyber security arena. They will take the Robotics Alley conference to new heights.”

This year’s conference is the first to be hosted by the newly created Twin Cities Chapter of AUVSI. For complete details, see the official Robotics Alley website.

Editor’s note: The Business of Robotics, like Robotics Alley, was founded with support from ReconRobotics. Also, the author of this post has consulted on promotions and content development for the event.

[ photo courtesy of Robotics Alley ]