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European SMEs Robotics Applications

Objective

The objective of ESMERA is to support EU SMEs in materializing, testing and promoting robotic technologies through:
- Providing industrial challenges defined by key EU companies, stimulating SMEs to compete by developing and promoting new technologies that address real life problems and thus already have a market
- Engaging a number of Competence Centres (CCs) that can provide an easily accessible environment for developing, evaluating, testing, and demonstrating novel robotic technologies.
- Offering direct financial support through a cascade funding mechanism to supplement the technical excellence offered by the CCs, allowing prototype/product creation and promotion
- Offering mentoring and support in developing business cases and managing the complete chain from “idea to market product” by EU champions in robotics that have successfully undergone the process
To achieve these objectives ESMERA involves 4 renowned robotics CCs (LMS, CEA, TUM, TEKNIKER) and 3 industrial partners/ facilitators (R U Robots, Blue Ocean Robotics, COMAU) who are at the forefront of EU robotics technology development. The project aspires to realize research experiments in two phases:
- Phase 1 – Proof of concept: Carrying out 32 experiments organized in 2 Groups competing under 8 different challenges from 4 industrial sectors (energy, manufacturing, agri-food, construction). CCs will be supporting development activities with technical expertise and access to their state of the art facilities and equipment.
- Phase 2 - Industrial Leadership and Business Support: Selecting 16 Challenge winners and providing further means for industrialization and commercialization of their solutions. Further RTD support by the centres and mentoring on business models and market outreach by the project facilitators.

Taking lessons from challenges ran all over the world, we expect this approach will have a major impact on economy in EU regions on employment, market, businesses, skills and competitiveness.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /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

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 5 054 590

Participants (6)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 571 666,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 018 933
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 419 765
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
BLUE OCEAN ROBOTICS APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 366 562,50
Address
Klokkestobervej 18
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
R.U.Robots Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 277 543,75
Address
Eden Vale 4
M28 1WF Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMAU SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 290 937,50
Address
Via Rivalta 30
10095 Grugliasco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)