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ECHORD Plus Plus

Project reference: 601116
Funded under

European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development Plus Plus

From 2013-10-01 to 2018-09-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 25 614 056

EU contribution:

EUR 19 750 000

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-9See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
ECHORD++ will create new opportunities for European robotics researchers to work directly with SME/start-ups and new users/customers to create innovative products. ECHORD++ will continue ECHORD’s two pillars, “experiments” and “structured dialogue”, taking advantage of experience and investment in the infrastructure. In addition, robot system customers and users will be involved through pilots for potential pre-commercial procurement, connecting suppliers directly with the market. Also, ECHORD++ will provide open experimental facilities, allowing new robot customers and users to interact with roboticists with no entrance barrier and at very low cost so that new communities can form.

Objective

In European robotics, ECHORD has successfully achieved integration on a large scale between industry and research that had never been done before. Capitalising on the major impact of ECHORD, the successor project ECHORD++ (or E++), will create new opportunities for European robotics researchers to work directly with SME/start-ups and new users/customers to create innovative markets.\n\nE++ will continue ECHORD's two pillars, "experiments" and "structured dialogue", taking advantage of experience and investment in the infrastructure. But E++ will add another unique dimension: not only will we encourage ReIO and RoM to work together, but robot system customers and users will be involved – connecting the suppliers directly with the market. To this end, there are two innovative new pillars: the Pre-Commercial-Procurement Pilots (PCPP) and the Knowledge and Innovation Centers (KIC). The PCPP will enable public procurers to become demanding buyers of new R&D. The complete PCP process will encompass robotics R&D for the first time, resulting in, demonstrable prototypes that can be evaluated together with the process at the end. The KICs are open experimental facilities that will that allow new robot customers and users to interact with roboticists with no entrance barrier and at very low cost so that new communities can form – and radically new ideas can take shape. E++'s scientific work is structured in scenarios and research foci, directly derived from the SRA. They help steer the coordination between the experiments, KICs and PCPP to avoid unnecessary parallel work.\n\nE++'s implementation concept combines a team of excellent institutions with top-level researchers and the proven IT-backed processes. This will include highly effective quality management and monitoring.\n\nE++' impact strategy is geared towards integration of stakeholder cooperation, SMEs, start-up sup-port and creating new markets – ideally producing the next disruptive technologies.

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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Boltzmannstrasse 3
85748 Garching
Germany
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Administrative contact: Alois Knoll
Tel.: +49 8928918104
Fax: +49 8928918107
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Participants

Blue Ocean Robotics ApS
Denmark
KLOKKESTOBERVEJ 18
5230 ODENSE M
Denmark
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Administrative contact: Claus Risager
Tel.: +45 2510 5431
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UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
CALLE JORDI GIRONA 31
08034 BARCELONA
Spain
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Administrative contact: Merce Torrellas
Tel.: +34934017126
Fax: +34934017130
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
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Administrative contact: Dominique Schoen
Tel.: +33 1 69 08 07 09
Fax: +33 1 69 08 07 01
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SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
Italy
PIAZZA MARTIRI DELLA LIBERTA 33
56127 PISA
Italy
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Administrative contact: Paolo DARIO
Tel.: +39 050883420
Fax: +39 050883497
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UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
COLDHARBOUR LANE FRENCHAY CAMPUS
BS16 1QY BRISTOL
United Kingdom
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Administrative contact: Chris Melhuish
Tel.: +44 1173286334
Fax: +44 1173282688
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R.U.Robots Limited
United Kingdom
EDEN VALE 4
M28 1WF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
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Administrative contact: Geoff Pegman
Tel.: +44 161 799 3898
Fax: +44 161 703 3745
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FORTISS GMBH
Germany
BOLTZMANNSTRASSE 3
85748 GARCHING
Germany
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Administrative contact: Ines Lenz
Tel.: +4989360352212
Fax: +4989360352250
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Record Number: 108515 / Last updated on: 2014-10-06