Andra Keay is managing director and founder of Silicon Valley Robotics, the leading nonprofit robotics cluster. The process of commercializing innovation is at the heart of Silicon Valley Robotics and lessons learned here can be applied globally. Andra is an expert in aligning the multidisciplinary stakeholders required in a high-tech innovation cluster and speaks regularly on the growing business of AI, robotics, and the ethical issues that emerge.
Silicon Valley Robotics is the leading nonprofit robotics cluster, with more than 75% of the world’s robotics startups and investments. The process of commercializing innovation is at the heart of Silicon Valley Robotics, which takes the best ecosystem practices from Silicon Valley’s history of innovation (transistors, computers, mobile, internet) and applies it to the emerging industries of robotics and AI. SVR partners with many global organizations to develop ecosystems, to teach innovation practices, to provide a landing pad for visiting companies, and to make connections with robotics and AI startups and investors.