MassTLC names Vecna Robotics to Tech Top 50 Awards

Amanda Baier
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MassTLC – Top Tech 50 Awards – Vecna Robotics received two nominations for MassTLC’s Tech Top 50 program in the Business Accomplishment category and the Company Culture category!

Vecna Robotics Tech Top

The Tech Top 50 program aims to recognize the people, products, and companies that have made an impact this year. 2020 has been an unpredictable year full of ups and downs. Through a time of unknowns, one thing has remained consistent, and that is the power of the MA tech community. MassTLC recognizes 50 leaders across 5 categories for the Tech Top 50 awards.

 

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Vecna Robotics’ Nomination for Business Accomplishment – Vecna Robotics is a Waltham-based autonomous mobile robot (AMR) and workflow orchestration company. Leading organizations in distribution, warehousing and manufacturing rely on Vecna Robotics’ AMRs and AI-orchestration system, Pivotal, to streamline their materials handling and logistics operations. The company’s technology has been crucial to its customers’ success and survival in the wake of COVID-19. 

Vecna Robotics has had a number of accomplishments this year, including:

  • A successful funding roundIn January, Vecna Robotics raised $50 million in Series B funding. 
  • Appointed industry experts to key leadership roles.  
  • Expanded capabilities. Vecna Robotics launched a Quick Start Program to enable organizations to quickly and safely leverage the power of its AMRs. The Quick Start Program is part of the company’s remote deployment capabilities and adheres to social distancing mandates, empowering organizations to utilize the resources of fully operational AMRs within four weeks of order date without any in-person interaction. 
  • Responded to the COVID-19 crisis. The Vecna family of companies – including Vecna Healthcare, Vecna Robotics, and nonprofit arm VecnaCares – teamed up with MIT CSAIL, 10XBeta, and others to develop and bring to market an automated manual resuscitator for use in emergency overflow. The device, called Ventiv, is an automated manual resuscitator compressor. 
  • Extended corporate partnerships. Earlier this year, Vecna Robotics expanded its partnership with UniCarriers® Americas, part of the Mitsubishi Logisnext family companies – the third largest forklift manufacturer in the world. Through this partnership, UniCarriers manufactures and promotes its best-in-class pallet jacks running Vecna Robotics’ Pivotal automation software. This partnership helped grow Vecna Robotics, enabling them to reach and meet the increasing demand for warehouse automation solutions. In addition, Vecna Robotics forged a partnership with SVT Robotics for creating greater ease in integration with legacy systems, and Softeon, one of the world’s largest WMS providers.  
  • Launched a Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The committee aims to create internal awareness of the unique qualities contributed by each member of its team; promote inclusiveness and diversity in STEM for local communities; deploy robots through education and community service; and ensure the accessibility of Vecna Robotics’ internal tools and solutions to all that use them. 
  • Supported Women in Robotics. Hosted the inaugural Women in Robotics – Boston panel. 
  • Received industry recognition. Vecna Robotics has also received numerous industry accolades this year for its innovative solutions and partnerships: