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ELRIG : Mission and Objectives

ELRIG is a Not For Profit special interest group focused o­n the use of automation, robotics and instrumentation in the laboratory and also on the wider applications of laboratory automation.

Our organisation is run largely by volunteers with a small professional administration support staff.

Our membership consists of scientists, researchers, engineers, developers and business-people who are interested in robotics, automation and associated technological developments in this field.

Our primary objective is to provide an open communication forum for users and vendors, within which members can be educated, share information and experience and network with other members.

Our primary means of achieving this is to organise Meetings and Conferences in which our members’ experiences of automation are presented and at which relevant vendors exhibit their latest technology. Our aim is to provide world-class meetings and conferences which are accessible to all.

In order to meet our open-access aims, we operate a business model in which delegate access to our meetings is Free of Charge. We aim to cover the cost of staging our events from the contributions of the exhibitors and sponsors.

In order to offer top-class meetings, we operate an open policy of collaboration with other well-established and respected professional societies, to add both breadth and depth to our offering.

Additional objectives include :

  • Providing specific training and educational programs
  • Support for new companies in our field
  • Awards recognising achievement and/or innovation in our field
  • Grants / Sponsorship for specific projects of relevance

Ultimately, we aim to promote the health, growth and sustainability of our industry.