Teradyne today announced that Kim Povlsen has been appointed President of Universal Robots. Povlsen, a Danish native, brings global executive leadership from a high-tech and commercial perspective and will lead Universal Robots’ next stage of growth and innovation. His appointment reinforces Teradyne´s commitment to Universal Robots’ Danish origin and its role in further developing the local robotics community. Kim begins his new role at Universal Robots on March 1, 2021.
Mobile Industrial Robots has won the title ‘Robotics Company of the Year 2020’ – an award from Odense Robotics’ CEOs on Funen that pays homage to companies that have made an extraordinary contribution to the cluster within the past year. MiR won the award for its ’significant growth’ over two other strong finalists, Gibotech and UVD Robots.
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Odense investor summit introduces investors to 15 promising robot companies in Europe’s Robot Capital
In just five years, robotic start-ups based in Odense, Denmark – the robot capital of Europe – have attracted more than 976 million USD. This year, the local Danish entrepreneurs will be joined by companies from the RobotUnion Super Stars; finalists from the pan-European robot acceleration program.
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Danish technology is going to fight bacteria and viruses in municipal buildings in the city of Odense. The Health Committee in the municipality has just decided to sign an agreement with UVD Robots, a subsidiary of Blue Ocean Robotics, regarding testing of autonomous UV disinfection robots at a school and a rehabilitation facility. The pilot project is a part of an effort towards making Odense the world’s best robot city, where close cooperation between the city’s technology and robot companies is an important component.