Reverse pitch in AiroBot – Open idea competition for the new Central Library



The Central Library in Helsinki:

“The new Central Library in Helsinki will open in 2018. The library will serve it’s customers in many modern and new ways. One of our ambitions is to have amazing robots to help us library workers with our various tasks and our customers to explore and find right in the new world of knowledge, wisdom and entertainment.

In our long career as librarians we have located some of the key problems in our work. We naturally would like to solve the problems but we also welcome the new ideas to make the new Central Library a great service center for all of us. This is where the inventors, innovators and start-ups come in.

We will reverse pitch our ideas and needs at AiroBot 2016 at Airo Island, Helsinki, April 13-14.2016.  There is a budget of max 500.000€ for the purchase of robots. We believe that we will see fantastic new robots at the Central Library in 2018!” 

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Open competition

On Airobot the 13th of April Anna-Maria Soininvaara and Pirjo Lipasti reverse pitched about robotics for the upcoming Central Library in Helsinki. We launched an open competiton to develop robots, artificial intelligence or other technical solutions for areas of development defined in the reverse pitch. Airo Island is coordinating the competition and we are waiting to see innovative and creative solutions. The competition is now open and if you got interested, please contact us! Here you can find more information about the reverse pitch and what the Library is looking for.