ESMERA – Boosting Robotics Innovation by European SMEs

The first Open Call was closed in 2018. We will keep you posted with news for a second Open Call in 2019. If you have questions or are interested in sharing your challenge, feel free to contact the ESMERA consortium.

Also, see more about the current status of the ESMERA project in the timelines below.

The ESMERA consortium is looking for your opinion

Which industrial sector do you think could profit most from robotics development in the near future?

We kindly ask you to participate in this small survey (just this one question).
We are looking for real life industrial challenges that conventional robotics are not able to handle.

The ESMERA open call will then look for startups or SMEs that develop innovative robotics
solutions that can successfully address these challenges. The best solutions will be funded
by the European Commission. The deadline for voting is February 12th.

Link to Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/HX62BQD

What is ESMERA? Watch our video here:

The current status of the ESMERA project


Being in a European Project
At ICT 2018 in Vienna, the ESMERA workshop „EU Robotics Applications: From scattered to networked“ discussed advantages of being part of a EU Robotics network. Also, difficulties were considered and it was argued what an SME might need and lack most. How can European projects help develop SMEs and help SMEs develop robotics?
ESMERA Workshop reveals Insights
The ESMERA workshop „EU Robotics Applications: From Scattered to Networked“ at ICT 2018 in Vienna turned out to be an interactive session strongly involving the audience in the workshop´s discussion about benefits, needs and experiences in being part of a EU Robotics network.
ESMERA Workshop at ICT 2018 in Vienna
The ESMERA EU Project Consortium invites you to its workshop „EU Robotics Applications: From scattered to networked” at ICT 2018 in Vienna. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 4th, 5 p.m. – 5.45 p.m. in Hall L8. It establishes a dialogue between EU research and SMEs.
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