Ready to Go

The evaluation process is finished. All experiments that have applied for the ESMERA Second Open Call, have been informed about their individual evaluation. 20 experiments have been chosen to receive funding and business support by the ESMERA consortium. They are now proceeding in the development Phase I, in which they continue their path towards delivering a robotics solution to an industrial challenge.

More about the chosen experiments can be found in the official ESMERA-Public Evaluation Report and here.



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The current status of the ESMERA project


Five Experiments chosen for 2nd Development Phase
Within the first Open Call of ESMERA, which started in 2018, the final five experiments have been selected. They will proceed in the second development phase, will get additional funding of up to 125.000  euros each and stay within the ESMERA project until the end.
ESMERA funds 20 new Experiments
Within the ESMERA project, 20 experiments have been selected in the Second Open Call. The Call, which ended in December 2019, resulted in 69 applications. External evaluators have now ranked the applications and defined which ones will now receive funding and business support.
DIHs: Supporting SMEs in Innovation Processes
At the European Robotics Forum in Málaga, the ESMERA consortium partnered with DIHs to bring a vivid discussion on stage. In the workshop „Supporting SMEs via FSTP under Horizon 2020“ representatives of European DIHs shared their experiences in developing and supporting SMEs.
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.