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Stimulate ScaleUps to develop novel and challenging TEchnology and systems applicable to new Markets for ROBOtic soLUTIONs

Objective

RobotUnion will discover, support and fund 20 European Superstar Scaleups confirmed by top VC investors and global corporates of 4 new market domains for robotics: manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, and civil infrastructure.

40 companies developing research will be selected out of a pan-European deal flow of 300 Scaleups through 2 Open Calls. The top 20 will join an acceleration program that will help them progress from TRL4 to TRL7 onwards. This 2 up to 16-months program will provide them with technical and non-technical support services:
• Ph-D in residence type of service (the so-called Technical Mentors and Researchers-in-Residence will provide access to knowledge in abilities such as configurability, adaptability, motion, manipulation, decisional autonomy, dependability, interaction, perception, and cognitive ability)
• Entrepreneur-in-residence type of support (provided by a pool of world-class training and high-level business mentoring complemented by fundraising mentors)
• A voucher scheme to provide access to facilities and technical services across Europe
• Up to €200K of free-equity funding for the best-in-class companies.

8 best-in-class companies will start a fundraising campaign led by the VCs and platforms in the consortium leveraging the €8M of public funding with additional €8M of private investment.

To this end RobotUnion counts on 5 premier-class RTOs specialized in Robotics at European Level to provide technical support; 4 corporates enabling access to new markets: MADE in Manufacturing, ARLA food in Agri-food, FENIN in Healthcare and FERROVIAL in Infrastructure; CHRYSALIX and ODENSE S&V, as VCs of references in robotics, to lead the fundraising campaigns.
Business support partners are FMWC (dissemination), FBA (open call management), ISDI (business acceleration) and BLM (fundraising and access to corporates).

RobotUnion will help demonstrate how Europe can lead disruption around Robotics and turn the EU into the EU of entrepreneurial states

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 600 500

Participants (13)

FUNDINGBOX ACCELERATOR SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 4 701 212,50
Address
Al.jerozolimskie 136
02-305 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 462 000
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 353 000
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 258 561,25
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - PRZEMYSLOWY INSTYTUT AUTOMATYKI I POMIAROW PIAP
Poland
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Aleje Jerozolimskie 202
02 486 Warsaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNETSIA, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 240 562,50
Address
Calle Viriato 20 Bajo
28010 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLUMORPHO SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 316 875
Address
Espace Hamelin 11-17 Rue De L'amiral Hamelin
75016 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO BARCELONA MOBILE WORLD CAPITAL FOUNDATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 341 837,50
Address
C Roc Boronat Num 117 3 Planta
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
FORENINGEN MADE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 292 875
Address
H.c. Andersens Boulevard 18
1553 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
FERROVIAL SERVICIOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 63 375
Address
Calle Principe De Vergara 135
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE EMPRESAS DE TECNOLOGIA SANITARIA (FENIN)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 54 375
Address
Calle Villanueva 20 1 Planta
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Other
ODENSE KOMMUNE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 74 787,50
Address
Flakhaven 2
5000 Odense C
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CEMI SERVICES LIMITED
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1055 West Georgia Street Suite 2480
V6E 3P3 Vancouver
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)