ESMERA Second Open Call is closed

Thank you for having participated in the Second Open Call of ESMERA. We are currently in the process of reviewing all submitted proposals. Please be patient until we get back to you. You will receive the information about whether you are chosen as one of the supported and funded ESMERA experiments until the end of February 2020.

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The current status of the ESMERA project


Meet ESMERA at ERF 2020 in Málaga
The ESMERA consortium will take part in the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2020 in Málaga, Spain. The event will take place from March 3rd to March 5th.  ESMERA will be present with its own booth showing the current status of the ESMERA experiments in their respective development phases.
Second Open Call Closed
The ESMERA Second Open Call (SOCE) is closed. The deadline for all applications ended on December 4th, 5 p.m. UTC. The ESMERA consortium appreciates all efforts and is amazed by the number and quality of the handed in proposals. Notifications about which experiments are eventually chosen for Phase I will follow by February 2020.  
Deadline extended!
The deadline for handing in a proposal to the ESMERA project has been extended. Applicants have two more days for applying, they can submit their proposals until December 4th, 5 p.m. UTC. There will no further extension! All proposals need to be submitted via this website.
The Evaluation Phase
SMEs and consortia with at least one SME can still apply to ESMERA until December 2nd. After that, external experts will evaluate the submissions. Feedback is given to all applicants by February 28th. Here you can find more information about the evaluation process.
Pre-Proposal Deadline
Applicants who are interested in participating in ESMERA should use the chance to hand in a pre-proposal. The consortium will give valuable feedback and advise on how to improve the idea and realisation, before finalising a final proposal. The pre-proposal deadline is November 8th.
How to Apply to ESMERA
The second Open Call within the ESMERA project is still open. Until December 2nd, Startups or SMEs can apply to solve a pre-defined robotics challenge. You can hand in a proposal on your own or team up with a supporting organisation. The best proposals can receive funding of up to 200.000 Euros.
Invitation to Webinar about Open Call Participation
The ESMERA consortium invites to its pan-European webinar “Funding opportunities in the ESMERA project and how to apply”. The webinar will explain the application process and modalities. It is for free and will take place on Tuesday, October 22nd, 11 p.m. CET. Pre-Registration is appreciated.
Successful Brokerage Day in Madrid
23 participants from all over Europe came to Madrid on Tuesday, September 17th, to get informed about the Second Open Call within the ESMERA project. Until December 2nd, ESMERA looks for European SMEs interested in developing robotics solutions. They can receive funding of up to 200.000 Euros.
ESMERA starts second Open Call
Within that call, industrial end users have defined specific challenges that are to be solved by introducing a robotics solution. Until December 2nd, European SMEs can now apply to solve one or more of these challenges by developing a robotics application and receive funding of up to 200.000 Euros.
ESMERA invites to Brokerage Day
The ESMERA consortium invites interested parties to its Brokerage Day on September 17th in Madrid, Spain. The brokerage day informs about funding and application opportunities for European SMEs interested in developing robotic solutions within the 2nd Open Call of ESMERA.