The Consortium

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The ESMERA consortium, coordinated by the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation at the University of Patras (LMS), combines partners dedicated to bringing robotics technology from the lab to the market. ESMERA links institutions being at the forefront of European robotics technology development with innovative SMEs and industrial challenge providers, thereby elevating the connection of supply and demand in robotics to the next level. To boost the technology development by European SMEs, four robotics Competence Centres (CCs) created by widely renowned institutions have opened their doors for ESMERA. The following CCs will offer their high-tech robotic equipment and expertise to the SMEs:


In addition, three Facilitators will offer mentoring and support in developing business cases and managing the complete chain from idea to marketable product. These Facilitators are European champions in robotics having successfully undergone the process themselves: