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ROBOTT-NET - A shared infrastructure to sustainably optimise technology transfer throughout Europe

Objective

The main objective of the TT-Net initiative is to create a sustainable European infrastructure to support novel robotic technologies on their path to market. TT-Net will develop and test mechanisms for sharing expertise and physical research infrastructures, and a unique multidisciplinary approach that enhances cross-fertilisation of ideas between academia and industry. We transform successful national structures and mechanisms used by Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) in Denmark, Germany, Spain and the UK; merging them into a Europe-wide, composite, technology transfer system.

Together we will test and improve a four-stage process to accelerate the path to market for new robotic technologies. The first stage involves promoting state-of-the-art industrial and professional service robot technologies to over 1,200 end-users and robot developers (from industry and academia) in a bidirectional exchange of views and opinions about robotic research trends, needs and technology developments, and soliciting participation in TT-Net. The second stage involves technical and business feasibility studies for both end-users and robot developers at about TRL 5. The third stage implements first field trials at TRL 6 for a novel technology and then produces complete TRL 7+ robotic automation solutions at end-user sites. The fourth stage is the completion to TRL 9, facilitated within TT-Net but happening outside project control.

Accelerating the path to market of new robot technologies will increase Europe’s market share in both industrial and professional service robotics. Installing European-standard robotic automation at end-user sites instead of the present national-standard automation will contribute substantially to increasing the competitiveness of Europe's manufacturing sector and in particular SMEs.

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Address

Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup

Denmark

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 3 458 147,50

Participants (3)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 611 000

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 275 000

THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 220 190

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688217

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 564 337,93

  • EU contribution

    € 7 564 337,50

Coordinated by:

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark