Apicella Named Executive Director of Pittsburgh Robotics Network

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Robotics Network recently announced the appointment of Jennifer Apicella as executive director. She has been serving as interim executive director since May and previously held the position of vice president of partnerships and programs.

The Pittsburgh Robotics Network serves as the nexus for over 140 robotics organizations in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

“Our region’s robotics cluster is one of the most advanced and innovative in the world, and I am delighted to be able to expand this work, fostering a community that facilitates new opportunities for commercial growth and industry partnerships to accelerate the adoption of robotic solutions across the globe,” says Apicella.

In June, the Pittsburgh Robotics Network announced a strategic partnership with Denmark’s Odense Robotics that’s aimed at generating transatlantic business growth opportunities and solidifying ties between the two global robotics ecosystems.

Apicella’s promotion comes as the PRN gears up for the Pittsburgh Robotics Discovery Day on Nov. 16. The event, free to the public, takes place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. It will feature over 130 exhibitors including notable organizations such as Aurora, Agility Robotics and Carnegie Mellon University.

Pittsburgh Robotics Discovery Day is supported by partnerships with the Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Innovation Works and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

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