R-24 Attracted Guests from All Over the World

In an industry characterized by technological disruption, fierce competition for talent, and harder access to capital, this year’s R-24 robotics event emphasized that there is still a need for physical events that bring people, knowledge, and capital together. The next edition, R-26, is already on the calendar.

Odense once again brought together the international robot and drone industry at this year’s R-24 robotics event, which took place at Odense Congress Center (OCC) from Wednesday to Friday last week.

4,008 visitors made their way to the leading robotics event of the Nordics, and Head of Exhibitions & Events at OCC, Morten Ihlow, declares this to be satisfactory.

– It is immensely encouraging to see the industry maintain its commitment to a physical event like R-24, demonstrating its ongoing relevance and importance. We believe that there will be an increasing need for physical events that can bring people, knowledge, and capital together. Particularly in these times, where companies are working harder to attract talent and secure capital than was necessary just a few years back, states Morten Ihlow.

Conference Programme of Great Importance
This year’s conference programme included topics such as AI, the future labour market, cybersecurity, the green transition, and other highly relevant topics in the industry. R-24 featured a comprehensive agenda across five stages and the main stage, spanning all three days with over 80 engaging presentations, panel discussions, and interactive workshops.

– We know that nowadays people don’t just come to an event to fill their calendar or order book. They also seek to enrich their knowledge, which is why we have placed significant emphasis on offering a diverse and captivating conference programme this year, Morten Ihlow explains.

Delegation Tour was a Huge Attraction
With its three editions so far, the Funen based robotics event has become the leading event of its kind in the Nordic region, which also serves as an introduction to Odense’s internationally recognized robotics and drone environment.

This year was no exception, and in addition to the traditional Odense Investor Summit, R-24 offered a very well-attended international delegation tour the day before the event. Here, more than 100 guests – including international delegations from the USA, South Korea, Spain, Finland, and Germany – had the opportunity to visit locations such as Odense Port, Universal Robots, the University of Southern Denmark, the Danish Technological Institute, and the drone test center at Hans Christian Andersen Airport.

– This year’s delegation tour was a real crowd-puller, and it just goes to show that Odense has become a very attractive city that many look to for inspiration. One of the distinctive features of the Danish robot cluster is the ability to collaborate, and from R-24’s side, we would like to acknowledge another great collaboration with all our partners in creating the optimal framework for a top-class European robotics event, Morten Ihlow concludes.

The next edition of the robotics event, R-26, will take place on March 11-13, 2026.