The first Open Call for ESMERA has been closed

We thank you for your proposals and ask for some patience. You will be informed about whether your proposal has been accepted for Phase I as soon as possible.
Good luck!

The challenges

ESMERA offers eight industrial challenges addressing real-life problems in four challenge areas: Energy, Manufacturing, Construction and Agri-food. Under these areas, multiple sectors such as Gas & Oil, Nuclear, Assembly, Processing, Agriculture, Food Processing, Buildings and Infrastructure will be considered. The focus will be on applications that cannot be served by existing robotics solutions and thus are not provided by integrators or technology providers at the moment. The challenges will be selected to be open to innovation, meaning that they will allow multiple approaches to be used by the SMEs who will be free to explore new directions in developing robotics technologies. You can find the challenges here.



First Open Call is closed
The first Open Call for ESMERA has been closed on Friday, November 9th. The projects thanks all participants that handed in final proposals. ESMERA looks for robotics solutions in Manufacturing, Energy, Construction and Agri-Food. The best proposals receive funding of up to 200.000 euros.
Watch more: The ESMERA Video
Are you interested in robotics development? Watch the new ESMERA Explainer Video and get an idea of what the EU funded project can offer and deliver. ESMERA is still looking for SMEs developing robotics solutions in Manufacturing, Energy, Agri-Food and Construction.
Application Deadline Extended
The Call for Experiments in the ESMERA project has been extended until November 9th, 6 p.m. CET. SMEs developing robotic technologies can still apply for providing solutions to predefined challenges from Energy, Manufacturing, Construction and Agri-Food.
Deadline for Proposals approaching
Up to 200.000 Euros of funding as well as development and business support from reknown partners – the first Open Call for the ESMERA project is still open for SMEs developing robotics technologies. The application deadline on October, 31st is approaching, however.  
Webinar Recording is Online
The recording of the pan-European ESMERA webinar “Funding Opportunities in the ESMERA project and how to apply” is now available. For those who missed the live webinar, you can now follow the webinar and the Question&Answer-Session on the ESMERA YouTube channel.
Invitation to the ESMERA Webinars
The ESMERA consortium invites you to its first pan-European webinar introducing the ESMERA project with its funding opportunities to interested SMEs, Startups and potential partners from academia and industry. It takes place on Thursday, September 27th, 10:30 – 11 read more
ESMERA FAQs are online
FAQs regarding the EU funded project ESMERA (European SMEs Robotics Applications) are now available and online. They will be updated contiously as more questions emerge. Please follow this link.
ESMERA at R-18 Robotics Conference
The EU-funded robotics project ESMERA (European SMEs Robotics Applications) will take part in the robotmesse R-18, a three day expo-conference of the robotics industry. It takes part at the Odense Congress Center in Odense, Denmark from September 11th to September 13th.
First call for experiment proposals is open
SMEs developing robotic technologies may now apply for providing solutions to predefined real-life challenges. The respective challenge winners will receive direct financial support through a cascade funding mechanism by the European Commission of up to 200.000 euros each.