25.11& 26.11

Doors open for guests from 09:30
10:00 start of competitions in competition areas
The conference starts at 11:00-17:00


Robotex International Conference will be held on 25-26 until November 2022 in Tallinn, Saku suurhall. The high-level technology conference aims to develop human awareness in the field of robotics by the top experts in their field, bringing them together for a two-day event that can be followed on an international level virtually around the world, covered by all our franchises in their respective countries. The conference is intended for young people interested in technology as well as entrepreneurs and investors.

Robotex International is an annual technology event and one of the largest robotics festivals on the planet. Thousands of competitors, business leaders, pupils, students and families come together to hear presentations from leading robotics experts, build robots and learn about the latest developments in technology. The goal of the Robotex conference  is to generate and maintain interest in engineering, science and robotics among young people to ensure the continuous growth of the development of interdisciplinary robotics (mechanics, information technology, mechatronics, product design. 

To reflect Estonia’s innovative and competitive science-based development activities to be seen out in the world; to develop synergistic cooperation between people interested in technology, future engineers and companies that are currently leading in this area. To popularize technology and provide an outlet and a platform so that activity in the field is sustainable for young people and interest and opportunities do not disappear in just a few years.

The purpose of the conference is to develop human awareness in the field of robotics by the top experts in their field, bringing them together for a two-day hybrid event that can be followed virtually at an international level. We use a format that has already been tried before, where interested parties and participants can follow both competition and conference areas through virtual opportunities, creating a larger audience from around the world. At Estonia’s largest robotics event, thanks to the franchises, it is possible to reach not only the contestants of the franchises and the selected conference guests, but also the homes of all the participating countries, thanks to the cooperation of each country, by marketing the given virtual event according to their own capabilities.

Friday November 25, 2022 TOPIC: AI & Cyber ​​Security and Military Industry – Industry 5.0

On the first day of the Robotex conference, the topic is AI & Cybersecurity and the Development of Military Industry – Industry 5.0. Robots, automation and artificial intelligence are gradually taking over tasks and jobs that have been done by humans until now. New challenges and jobs are created. A lot of business will take place in space in the future, and that’s why it’s the right time for everyone to get interested in it, entrepreneurs as well as students, to find out what the latest technologies aimed at space are, both today and ten years from now. In connection with Estonia joining the European Space Agency, what is happening in space has become very relevant around here. It is being introduced by the top of the field from NASA. 

Cyber ​​security is a nuance familiar to everyone, which is constantly on the agenda and extremely necessary for processes in countries to function and the people to be protected. Estonia deals with the implementation of cyber security strategy and policy on a daily basis. The cyber security expert of Estonia’s digital state brings current events related to recent attempts to attack Estonia’s e-state. 

The topicality of the military industry has increased due to the war in Ukraine, which has caused a situation where more and more news of the war is reported on a daily basis, in this regard, there is more and more talk about the military industry as a whole and different intelligence tactics and the creation and production of war objects necessary for war, where robotic mechanisms are used for mass production. This topic will be presented by experts in their field from Estonia, representing companies such as Milrem Robotics and Threode. 

Saturday 26 November 2022 TOPIC: Education

The third day focuses on the topic of education. This day reflects different school levels and their special features in the field of robotics. Speakers will be able to introduce universities that contribute to the growth of new talents at the moment and companies who give opportunities to students that have just graduated universities.h&m handyhüllefrom this sourcecheckwhy did i get this? 

In the second half of the day, the focus will be on ensuring the sustainability of energy and the green environment through robotic possibilities. Creating the image of a green city and reducing the environmental impact through technical innovations such as electric cars, electric scooters, parcel robots, robot snow plows, smart street heating, street lighting powered by solar batteries. This panel is performed by Solaride, Comudule, Starship and Tallinn City.

The end of the day is about keeping and developing the educational robotics community in Asia and Europe whose Robotics Community heads are in Tallinn to explain how robotics in school systems is.



  • 07.3009.30 Trip to Lahemaa National Park (bog walk)
  • 11.00 – 11.15 Opening (introduction, opening speech, overview of the following days)
  • 11.15 – 12.00  “Robotics in Industry” – speakers will be Paul Liias (Head of Space at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia) and Joseph Minafra (Lead for Innovation and Technical Partnerships at NASA)
  • 12.00 – 12.15 break broadcast to Robotex competitions
  • 12.15 – 13.00 “Estonian Aviation Academy’s speech on today’s aviation and tomorrow’s future technologies” dialogue between Laura Danilas (Aeronautical Engineering Expert (aviation communication and navigation) and Taavi Adamberg (Lecturer of Aeronautical Engineering)
  • 13.00 – 14.00 break broadcast to Robotex competitions
  • 14.00 – 15.00 panel discussion “Is Estonia a new space country? Mihkel Pajusalu (Head of Space Technology Department and Associate Professor in Space Technology at Tartu Observatory at the University of Tartu and Crystalspace OÜ “Director of Science and Development) and Rauno Gordon (Space Center Manager at Tallinn University of Technology); Kadri Bussov( -); Andris Salvinskis (-)
  • 15.00 – 15.15 break broadcast to Robotex competitions
  • 15.15 – 16.30 panel discussion “Industrie 4.0, Innovation in Estonia and training future generations” Tauno Otto (Taltech Faculty of Engineering Development Manager) and Ardo Asperk (Stoneridge Factory Manager) Mari-Ly Klaats (Chief Operating Officer of AuveTech)
  • 16:30 end of the day


  • 07.3009.30 Trip to Lahemaa National Park (bog walk)
  • 11.00 – 11.15 Opening overview of the day
  • 11.15 – 12.00  “Building the next generation e-government using AI” Introduction to the day Ott Velsberg (Government Chief Data Officer of Estonia)
  • 12.00 – 12.15 break broadcast to Robotex competitions
  • 12:15 – 13:00 “Digital Innovation“ MeetFrank Kaarel Holm (Co-founder and CEO of MeetFrank), Mihkel Rembel (CEO of Treamer), Silver Traat (Texta OÜ Co-founder) Martti Kuldma (VP of Engineering of Pipedrive) leading panel Kaarel Holm.
  • 13.00 – 14.00 break broadcast to Robotex competitions
  • 14.00 – 15.00 “AI bridge to robotics – Machani Robotics Humanoid robot Sophia presentation”Miss Jaskirat Kaur (Head-International Business Development, Machani Robotics)
  • 15.00 – 15.15 break broadcast to Robotex competitions
  • 15.15 – 16.00 panel discussion “Smart City” – Ragmar Saksing (Greentech sector leader, Entrepreneur in the field of technology), Representative of the Green Party Züleyxa Izmailova), Teet Praks (Co-founder of Comodule), Kerli Reinholm (Bikeep CMO ) Mihkel Kaevats (Former head of the Tallinn Green Turn Competence Center)
  • 16.00 – 17.30 End of the day


  • 07.3009.30 Trip to Lahemaa National Park (bog walk)
  • 11.00 – 11.15 Opening overview of the day
  • 11.15 – 12.00 “Teaching robotics in basic school / high school / university”, the day will be introduced by Mario Kadastik (Adviser to the Minister of Education and Research) and Kristi Salum (Program Manager of ProgeTiiger) will introduce robotics learning in more detail
  • 12.00 – 12.15 break broadcast to Robotex competitions
  • 12.15 – 13.00 “Robotics in High School”, speaker Russ Fisher Ives (USA) (President/Founder, Inquiry Facilitators, Inc. 501(c)3 Enhancing STEM education Global Ambassador/Founder, RoboRAVE Intl)
  • 13.00 – 14.00 break broadcast to Robotex competitions
  • 14.00 – 15.00 “Robotics at the University”, spoken by Karin Künnapas (Co-Director of kood/Jõhvi), Mait Rungi (Rector of Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences Cleveron Academy), Panicos Masouras (Head of Cypriot Robotics) and Francisco Castañeda (President & CEO Clúster de Robótica México – CEO & Co-Fundador Inncomex – Int. B. Dir. RoboRAVE – CEO Panel lead by Kristi Salum
  • 15.00 – 15.15 break broadcast to Robotex competitions
  • 15.15 – 15.20 Learning opportunities in robotics in China Shih-Pang Tseng Information Technology Ph. D. Of Sun Yat-San University
  • 15:20- 15:55 Learning opportunities in robotics in India – How did Robotex India teach robotics to 20,000 students during a pandemic? – Payal Rajpal (India)
  • 15:55-16.05 Overview of Robotex competition – Karl Pütsep (competition moderator)
  • 16.05 End of the day

* The organizer has the right to make changes to the schedule! *

Louis Zezeran

Louis Zezeran is an experienced Stand Up comedian

Louis Zezeran is an experienced Stand Up comedian, events host and public speaker based in Tallinn, Estonia. Louis’ background is a diverse mix, he started with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science after which he quickly fell into being a software trainer, as it was clear he was better at talking than sitting down for days on end with his head in computer code.

Karin Künnapas

The Co-Director of kood/Jõhv

Karin is the Co-Director of kood/Jõhvi which is an innovative coding school open for everyone. She has been working in the startup ecosystem for almost 8 years and has seen it from the investor side during her time at the Estonian Business Angels Network as well as from the startup side during her time at the European Innovation Academy.
kood/Jõhvi doesn't have any classes, teachers or tuition fee. It focuses 100% on teaching programming through a self-learning methodology and educates (junior) full-stack developers with 2 years of experience. If you are 18 years old and 9 grade education, then you can apply. The 200 spots in the school got 3300 applications. The school is an NGO with unique collaboration of the private and public sector with funding from both. It was founded by 8 well known and successful Estonian entrepreneurs (two are founders of unicorns) as they saw a need in the market and wanted to develop Estonian education landscape.

Raul Rikk

Research and development director of Milrem Robotics

Raul Rikk has been the research and development director of Milrem Robotics since June 2022.

Previously, he worked as the director of national cyber security at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, and his main role was to manage, organize and coordinate the provision of national cyber security domestically and internationally, compile relevant policies and development plans and monitor their implementation and performance, lead initiatives and prepare draft legislation regulating the field.
Before that, Raul Rikk was involved in the development of digital society and cyber security capabilities in various countries and international projects. He has been the originator of the cyber security field of the E-governance Academy and the creator of the National Cyber Security Index -
Raul Rikk is one of the founders of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence leading its creation in 2004 - 2008. He has worked in the field of national defense and security since 1994 and participated in the creation of all Estonian cyber security strategies since 2007.

Raul has a master's degree in national defense management from the Finnish National Defense University and a master's degree in information technology management from Tallinn University. He is also a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.

Mart Noorma

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE Director)

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