Silicon Valley Robotics Industry Awards

Silicon Valley is the robotics capital of the world and Silicon Valley Robotics is celebrating the best of global innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies in 2020, by announcing the 2020 Silicon Valley Robotics Industry Awards. Nominations will be accepted from Silicon Valley Robotics members and from the robotics community.

Awards will be announced in a range of categories, for Innovation, for Commercialization, for Design, Advocacy and Overall Excellence.  To be awarded, a robotics technology or company must meet the criterias for excellence determined by our industry leading Advisory Board.

Nominations are being accepted until 11:59pm PDT September 20 2020 on the entry form here. Winners will be announced online on Monday November 30th 2020. Contact us if you’d like to sponsor an award.


Less than 5 years since founded, or less than $5 million in funding raised by July 1 2020.Older than 5 years or with more than $5 million in funding, for SMEs or Growth Stage.Partner industries, products for use in robotics including AI and sensor technology.
SVR membership is not an award criteria but is a judging committee criteria.
SVR Company and Startup Members come from all over the world but do business in California and their core business is robotics. If you want the benefits of SVR membership but don’t meet that criteria, you can become an SVR Global Partner.


InnovationA technology or product released since the start of 2019 and that is creating an impact in robotics.
Commercial-izationAn outstanding business strategy, event or leadership since the start of 2019 that showcases the successful applications of robotics in a specific vertical.
DesignA robot showing excellence in design, including both DFM, industrial and interactional design.
AdvocacyIndividuals or companies who are global champions for good robots and the social impact of technology.
Overall ExcellenceWhen there are clear category winners, then at the judges discretion, an award(s) for Overall Excellence shall be announced.


Contact us if you’d like to sponsor an award or sponsor the awards ceremony.