Current Challenges

We are working with ABB Robotics to provide funding and support for ideas or ventures that can help solve one of our current challenges.



How will we work and interact with the next generation of industrial robots?


Big Data and Machine Learning

You learn something every day, but robots do not. Could you be the one to change that?


The Factory of the Future

How will robots together with smart devices enhance digital factories?

Not sure which challenge fits your idea or venture?

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How does it work?

Submit your idea

Complete and submit a short application form on this site before 15th August 2017 – only include information already in the public domain

Get shortlisted

We select the best ideas and ventures during August and contact them directly to invite the winners to attend our October pitch day event

Make your pitch

Pitch your idea or venture directly to ABB Robotics - we will select the best ideas or ventures to receive an offer from ABB Robotics

Get an offer

We will make you an offer which could include funding, access to robots, venture support or market access based on your needs

What’s in it for you?

Successful applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas and prototypes directly to ABB Robotics at a live pitch event in November for the opportunity to be selected to receive an IdeaHub offer. Based on the size, maturity and needs of your venture, the IdeaHub offer may include:


Investment in return for a share of equity - the level of funding will be based on what it takes to get your concept or business to the next significant milestone


We can provide access to industrial robots to further test, refine or prove your solution - we can also provide access to world-class robotics experts and shared lab space if required

Venture support

Benefit from the advice and expert support of an experienced venture capital team to develop and accelerate your concept or venture to funding and revenues

Market Access

If you are ready, we can provide support to access global markets or provide direct access to customers for in-market testing or initial sales.

Your IdeaHub offer will be designed to successfully take you, your idea and your venture to the next level of development.

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