In AiroBot 2016 we had great panelists – experts in different fields

Jaakko Salminen Chairman of the Board – FIBAN

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Jaakko Salminen is an active business angel and done over dozen business angel investments since his corporational and entrepreneurial career at IBM, Sun Microsystems and two small software companies. He is currently the Chairman of the board at Finnish Business Angels Netowork FiBAN, a network of 500 business angels in Finland and North Europe. Jaakko is interested in ICT/SW focused startups, especially music startups.

Teppo Kettula, CEO, AikaGroup

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Aikagroup specializes in enabling the technology-driven environment for Business and the Industry.

Peter Stany – Innovation Driver, RobotDalen

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With broad expertise and an extensive network Robotdalen supports new robotics and technology solutions, from concept to products ready for the market. Robotdalen is mainly active as a partner for robotics start-ups and innovators in the areas of health care, industry and B2B service robotics.

Peter Stany is an experienced business developer, entrepreneur and innovation manager. Peter has worked with Robotdalen since 2010.

Renaud Champion – Primnext

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After extensive experience in capital markets, Renaud created PRIMNEXT, an expertise company specialized in valuing disruptive technologies and investing in as well as accelerating startups operating in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems. Through PRIMNEXT, Renaud launched and managed Robolution Capital, the first venture capital fund dedicated to advanced robotics in the world, he was involved in the definition of several national robotics roadmaps and he has been an active board member of a dozen startups in this field.

Renaud is also Director of euRobotics aisbl, the European Association of Robotics acting as the private side of the program SPARC, the Robotics Public-Private Partnership with the European Commission. He is an external evaluator for the EC SME Instrument scheme and is at the advisory board of the European projects ECHORD++ and TT-NET.

Renaud is an author and speaker at international events with a special focus on investment, entrepreneurship and ethical-legal-socio-economic issues linked to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Renaud holds an Engineering Degree in electrical engineering with emphasis on mathematics and signal processing (Centrale-Supelec & University of Michigan)