We are proud to announce that in two years European Robotics Forum will be held in Norway for the first time, hosted by NORCE and SINTEF in the Stavanger region.

The prestigious European Robotics Forum is where world leading experts in robotics meet. ERF 2026 is set to take place in the Smart City Stavanger, Norway, from March 23rd to 26th. This conference, hosted jointly by EU Robotics, SINTEF and NORCE, promises to be a cornerstone event in the global robotics community, showcasing cutting-edge advancements and fostering critical collaborations.

The Stavanger region is a vibrant region located on the southwestern coast of Norway. With its rich history, stunning natural landscapes, and thriving cultural scene, it offers the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Known for its innovation and forward-thinking mindset, Stavanger is an ideal host for the European Robotics Forum 2026.

“We are thrilled to welcome the European Robotics Forum 2026 to Stavanger. This conference underscores our commitment to innovation and technology, and we look forward to showcasing our city as a hub for advancements in robotics.”

Sissel Knutsen Hegdal, Mayor of Stavanger

The forum encourages interaction between end-users, researchers, technology producers with the goal of improving industrial competitiveness, fostering scientific progress, stimulating networking between stakeholders in the field, and identifying new application scenarios for robotics.

– Norway is a key player in ocean, energy, and space business and this is what we would like people from the world to discover. The benefit and legacy impact for Norway is diverse. For example, we would like to let a new generation discover the deep tech in robotics. It is also a forum for matchmaking Norwegian organizations with European actors for facilitating collaboration and partnerships.

Ahmed Nabil Belbachir, Research Director at NORCE and Director BoD euRobotics aisbl.

The collaboration between SINTEF and NORCE in hosting the forum demonstrates Norway’s leadership in robotics research and its dedication to advancing the field on a global scale. This partnership will ensure a comprehensive and enriching experience for all participants, with a diverse program featuring keynote speeches, technical sessions, workshops, and exhibitions.


The vision impact for ERF 2026 is to make a significant, positive long-term impact on EuRobotics by sparking interest in robotics, fostering growth within the European robotics sector, and building trust in robotics technologies. . Additionally, ERF 2026 aims to leave a lasting impact on the destination, encompassing industries, society, individuals, and authorities. Metrics for assessing this impact will include the enrollment of students in relevant fields, the establishment of new robotics businesses, the deployment of robots, and a reduction in controversies surrounding robotics regulations. Through these efforts, ERF 2026 will strive to leave a legacy of progress and prosperity for both EuRobotics and the destination.

“The European Robotics Forum 2026 will not only stimulate economic growth and create business opportunities for local businesses within innovation, technology and tourism. ERF 2026 will also leave a lasting legacy in the region by bringing together more than 1000 leading experts and stakeholders within robotics with the aim to spark the interest in robotics, build trust and growth.

Michelle Milas, Director of MICE

European Robotics Forum 2026 will be hosted in Stavanger Forum located at the Convention and Exhibition area Siddis Center. With more than 1000 particpants arriving for 4 to 5 days the hotels and conference centre will be bustling with international experts within the field of AI and robotics.

With its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and reputation for innovation, the Stavanger region is the perfect setting for the European Robotics Forum 2026. Participants can expect an unforgettable experience that combines academic excellence with the charm of a dynamic and welcoming city.

About EU Robotics Forum:

The European Robotics Forum is the premier European meeting point for researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers in the field of robotics. It provides a platform for sharing knowledge, networking, and exploring opportunities for innovation and collaboration within the European Union and beyond.


SINTEF and NORCE are leading research organizations in Norway, specializing in a wide range of fields, including AI, robotics, energy, healthcare, and sustainability. Through their collaboration, they aim to drive innovation, create value, and address global challenges through cutting-edge research and development.

For more information and updates on the European Robotics Forum 2026, please visit https://eu-robotics.net/.

Contact Information:

Nabil Belbachir, Research Director Norce and Charirman of ERF 2026

+47 401 08 137
Jon Lilletuns vei 9 H, 3. et, 4879 Grimstad

European Robotics Forum confirmed to Stavanger 23th – 26th March 2026