Government Forum - ICRA 2019

When and Where

Tuesday - May 21, 2019
11:00 – 15:45 - Room 518ab

Montreal Convention Centre
Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5


The Government Forum is a set of sessions where speakers from government agencies from all over the world convene to present funding opportunities, success stories, and roadmaps to the attendees of ICRA 2019. The structure of the forum is a series of presentations followed by a short panel with discussion and questions from the audience.


Session 1 (11:00-12:15)

Time Speaker Title
11:00 Janice Bailey (FRQNT) FRQNT Programs and Opportunities for International Collaboration
11:20 Tim Chung (DARPA) DARPA Presentation
11:40 David Miller (NSF) NSF Presentation
12:00 Mini panel and questions  

Lunch Break (12:15-13:30)

Session 2 (13:30-14:45)

Time Speaker Title
13:30 Roscoe Klinck (DRDC) The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program
13:50 Junku Yuh (KIST) Robotics R&D in Korea and KIST/RMI
14:10 Sylvain Langlois (NSERC) Alliance: NSERC's new partnerships program
14:30 Mini Panel and questions  

Coffee Break (14:45-15:15)

Session 3 (15:15-16:30)

Time Speaker Title
15:15 Tomoyuki Yamamoto (NEDO) Outline of NEDO and NEDO’s Technology Strategy Center (TSC)
15:35 Gianfranco Visentin (ESA) European Harmonised Roadmap for Space Robotics Development
15:55 Panel and Closing remarks  


Giovanni Beltrame, Professor, Polytechnique Montreal