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European SMEs Robotics Applications

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.
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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)

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 571 666,25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 018 933

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 419 765

BLUE OCEAN ROBOTICS APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 366 562,50

R.U.Robots Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 277 543,75

COMAU SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 290 937,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 780265

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    28 February 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 999 998

  • EU contribution

    € 7 999 998

Coordinated by:

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece