Robotics Place is the Cluster of Robotics and Drones in Occitania: it was created in 2012 at the initiative of the business community. Initially created in the Midi-Pyrénées region, it expanded to the Languedoc-Roussillon region on 1 January 2016 when the regions fused to create Occitania. Robotics Place is unhesitatingly business oriented.
Robotics Place is aimed at stakeholders in industrial robotics, service robotics and drones, as well as suppliers of the technological building blocks of the sector, research and training organisations and robot and drone users.
Robotics Place has structured its actions around 3 objectives.
Foster development and innovation projects:
– Promote the emergence of collaborative projects and partnerships, the pooling of resources
– Put start-ups forward
– Develop economic intelligence/monitoring services
– Promote existing training courses and create new ones to meet companies’ needs
Find and develop markets:
– Develop relations with other French and foreign clusters or groups of companies,
– Look for new markets and new sectors for the development of the sector (new products, new companies)
– Support companies in their growth
– Promote exchanges between manufacturers and users of robots and drones
Structure the sector in Occitania:
– Communicate on the cluster and on behalf of its members (website, press releases, presentations)
– Organise or unify the participation of members in events (conferences, exhibitions, conferences)
– Follow and develop relations with institutional stakeholders
Robotics Place is organised in SBUs (Strategic Business Unit) and Competence Hubs and establishes partnerships/agreements with stakeholders in its ecosystem.
We have initiated the creation of the Fédération Française des Clusters de la Robotique with other French robotic clusters: Aquitaine Robotics, Coboteam, Proxinnov and Réseau 3R. In this context, we are working on broader collaborations and in particular, on international projects.
We are also involved in the regional inter-clustering of Transports Intelligents Terrestres with the Automotech, Primus and Mipirail clusters.
The cluster is an association under the law of 1901. It is managed by a Board of Directors and a Committee whose officers are elected by the members :
Members of the Board of Directors and the Committee
Président : Laurent Latorse (AIROD Technologies)
Jérémie PEDROS (Actemium Toulouse Robotique)
Fabrice ROBERT (SOGETI High-Tech)
Treasurer : Hervé Dorel (Sterela)
Secretary : Michel DEVY (LAAS-CNRS)
Other members of the Board of Directors:
Michel Taix (UPSSITECH)
Simona D’Attanasio (ICAM)
Jean Pierre CLARET (NXP)
Two coordinators are in charge of the cluster’s operation:
Philippe Roussel (PRO Consulting) – firstname.lastname@example.org – 06 8802 0350
Christine Soms (CCI de Toulouse)
Robotics Place’s contributions to its members
Affiliation to a coherent group that represents the profession at a regional level. The Regional Council considers that Robotics Place is its preferred interlocutor concerning robotics.
Exchanges between colleagues
Prospecting and business opportunity operations
Preferential rates for trade shows where Robotics Place pools participation (SIANE, Innorobo, SEPEM…)
Participation in collaborative projects (R&D Projects or client projects)
Technological, economic, regulatory and legal monitoring
Unsolicited requests of all kinds that are sent to the cluster and relayed to the members
– Applications for internships or jobs
– Proposals for partnerships
– Information on trade shows, events, business meetings
Contribution to the development of the regional ecosystem
Influence the regional economic life by regularly participating in conferences, round tables, training courses.
Interactions between suppliers and robotic users outside any commercial context.
The benefits provided by FFC Robotique. Robotics Place members immediately become an indirect member of FFC Robotique. The actions of the Federation are more focused on national and international operations.
Robotics Place is supported in its development by many institutional stakeholders and works with regional innovation and development organisations
Cluster members as of 19 June 2018
Actemium Tls Robotique
Diodon Drone Technology
Drones & Co
Midi Ingénierie / NEXEYA
Ocean Innovation System
PFT 34 Méc@innov
Rockwell Collins France
Siemens Industry Software
Sogeti High Tech
Toulouse Tech Formation Professionnelle
UPSSITECH – SRI
Zimmer Biomet Robotics
Zodiac Pool Care