VRM 2023

Vision, Robotics & Motion 2023 revolves around smart production automation in manufacturing industry

A rapidly changing world demands even more flexible, reliable, safe, and fast production. An integrated system where vision technology, robotics, and motion control are intelligently connected in one process is the answer to this. During the 20th edition of the Vision, Robotics & Motion trade fair on June 7th and 8th, national and international exhibitors will showcase their components for a complete integrated system at the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch: from vision and optics, robotics, motion control to data science solutions. This year's program will focus on the agricultural sector, startups, and drone technology.

Trade fair and conference

For 20 years, VRM has been the trade fair where one discovers smart production automation solutions for the manufacturing industry. Through a combination of trade fair and conference, VRM is the meeting place where leading suppliers and scientists from the Benelux and Germany present the latest developments and state-of-the-art smart solutions for automating production processes. As a visitor to the conference, you can discover use cases and tips from manufacturing companies, and industry experts share the latest technological developments and applications. The expo also features over a hundred manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers, and advisors who help with appropriate solutions and their implementation.

More production sectors going 'smart'

By applying data science techniques such as AI, machine learning, and deep learning, production is becoming increasingly 'smart.' The sector is evolving from automation to more connectivity, accessibility, and machine safety. After the OEMs, more and more production sectors in the high-tech and manufacturing industry, such as companies in metalworking, machinery and equipment, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and plastics, are taking this step.

Learning from agro

At the demo site of the Wageningen University & Research (WUR), you can discover the innovative automation solutions that the agricultural sector is working on and talk to experts about possible applications for your own production environment. For example, the industry can learn from a picking robot: a combination of various systems that may not fit a company as a whole, but may fit well in a production environment. This is one of the many insights that visitors can gain at the WUR demo site.

VRM also offers a special platform for startups and their innovations in this field.

Business opportunities with Big Science How can vision, robotics, motion, and data science solutions contribute to major scientific projects? This question is the focus of the Big Science lecture track by Ilo-Net. Speakers from Astron (the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy), NIOZ (Netherlands Institute for Sea Research), and SRON (Netherlands Institute for Space Research) provide visitors with insights into their current and upcoming projects. Here, visitors can discover not only the plans and what is needed to realize them but also how high-tech or manufacturing companies can participate in or contribute to them.


Mikrocentrum organizes Vision, Robotics & Motion with the support of High Tech NL / Robotics, a national robotics movement that aims to maximize the use of robotics knowledge in the Netherlands.

The other partner is the ILO-net: the collaboration of Dutch Industrial Liaison Officers working at scientific research institutes in the Netherlands. Their goal is to support the high-tech industry in acquiring challenging science/technology contracts.

Free admission

VRM is free for visitors after registration. Register for free here!