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Robotics Networking Event, March 23rd by STIQ & TLA Robotics

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Robotics Networking Event, March 23rd by STIQ & TLA Robotics

#1 ROBOTICS NETWORKING EVENT STIQ Ltd organised the first ever In-Person robotics networking event in London, UK on March 23rd via the TLA Robotics working group. This event was hosted by Shoosmiths in their very nice and central London offices, not more than 100metres from St. Pauls Cathedral. About 70 of 100 registered attendees showed up on the night which was an excellent result considering various remaining Covid issues. Unfortunately this meant one of the presenting companies had to pull out (Q-bot). The audience was treated to seven presentations from high quality robotics companies: Botsandus, Ross Robotics, Sky Drones, Opteran, e-Nano,...

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A review of PPMA trade show, September 2021

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A review of PPMA trade show, September 2021

Finally, a real trade show with real people!  We visited PPMA at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK on Sep 29th, 2021 and were pleasantly surprised by the many visitors.  Next to the bag checking people, there were now also a few people checking our vaccination status. This was expected and had been communicated by the show organisers. PPMA (Processing & Packaging Machinery) primarily targets the food sector with plenty of companies providing bulk food and pallet packaging machinery.  Note that STIQ's focus is on mobile robots and retail tech so plenty of the food packaging machinery is not covered here. Visit...

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A review of Retail Without Borders 2020

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A review of Retail Without Borders 2020

1 RWB remains the number one event for cross border trading on marketplaces despite the understandable cancellations from participating marketplaces from South Korea and China. Coupang would have been an exciting addition to the many exhibiting marketplaces at the conference, but we are looking forward to seeing them in 2021 instead! 5 The conference has now been running for five years and 2020 saw the extension of the conference from a one day event to a two day event, inculding some very exciting content including data analytics and augemented reality. 7 The number of years Gerald Ratner spent in bed...

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STIQ @ Trade Shows and Conferences in 2020

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STIQ @ Trade Shows and Conferences in 2020

A list of the trade shows and conferences STIQ will attend in 2020

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Central Research Laboratory Pitch Event, London - Nov 28th, 2019

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Central Research Laboratory Pitch Event, London - Nov 28th, 2019

We visited because we have met some very interesting people at these events in the past. And, this time did not disappoint. Of the companies exhibiting or the startups pitching, none were very impressive. We wold recommend a review of the mentors on the programme since there was one good idea (out of 4 pitched), but that idea has not had the input it could have had and it may simply be too late when the product actually launch - if at all. Our scores for the evening as a whole: Startups: 2/5Organisation 5/5Networking opportunities: 4/5Event location: 5/5 (big shout...

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