The five ESMERA experiments Nix and Minotaur-R (Energy), REFLECT and WIRE COBOTS (Manufacturing) as well as Cobolleague (Construction) have been selected to move into the second phase of ESMERA. It gives them further funding, mentoring and business support.
They started in the first Open Call of the ESMERA project and had to prove their concept to external evaluators in the first phase.Proceeding now into Phase II provides each of them with up to 125.000 Euros of additional funding and a continuous support in industrializing and commercializing their products by the ESMERA consortium.
When the first Open Call ended in 2018, twelve experiments were selected to proceed in Phase I and were funded with up to 75.000 euros each. In that phase, they had to prove their concept, which was reviewed by external evaluators. Out of these twelve, the now final five experiments Nix, Minotaur-R, REFLECT, Wire Cobots and Cobolleague were chosen as the most promising ones. Within the agricultural area, three more experiments are currently competing for one more spot within the ESMERA second phase. All experiments in Phase II continue their path focusing on industrial leadership and business support and they advance their way towards industrialising and commercializing their solutions. The ESMERA consortium mentors and supports them on their way.