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ESMERA Second Open Call: Now Open!

Are you developing robotics solutions? Would you like to get funding for it? Then apply to ESMERA!

Within the Open Call, industrial end users have defined specific challenges that are to be solved by introducing a robotics solution. The challenges come from the areas of Manufacturing, Energy, Construction, Agri-Food, Retail, Healthcare and Emergency Response. 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.

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Join the ESMERA Brokerage Day in Madrid!

The ESMERA consortium invites you to its Brokerage Day on Tuesday, September 17th, in Madrid. During the day, we will inform about modalities of the Open Call, the specific challenges, application options and we will share experiences from the first Open Call which started in August 2018. Attendance to the Brokerage Day is for free, but registration is needed using the following link: Register here.

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The current status of the ESMERA project


News

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.
ESMERA experiment MANDEYE at Robotics Hackathon
10 teams competed during the European Robotics Hackathon Enrich 2019. Right in the middle of them: MANDALA with their robotics experiment MANDEYE. MANDEYE participates in the European project ESMERA and is funded as one of the winners of the first open call.
Two more days for handing in your challenge
Hand in your challenge – and have it solved by a robotics solution. That is the ESMERA promise. The ESMERA consortium is now looking for these industrial end-user challenges. Applications are accepted only until June 15th. You can apply using opencalls@esmera-project.eu.
ESMERA is looking for external evaluators
Within ESMERA, a number of proposals are submitted by potential applicants. To guarantee a neutral evaluation of these proposals, they are evaluated by a team of independent, external experts. We would like to invite you to register as an independent evaluator for the ESMERA second Open Call.
ESMERA Experiments start Development Phase
In the context of ESMERA, twelve experiments have now started to solve industry challenges by developing new robotics solutions. The ESMERA consortium has chosen the best twelve experiments from 32 proposals that were handed in during the first Open Call.
ESMERA looks for industrial end-user challenges
ESMERA invites you to share with us real-life problems in which you would like to introduce a robotics solution. Eight of these challenges will be included in an open call in September 2019, to which SMEs all over Europe will apply to solve them. Send us your industrial end-user challenge now!
ESMERA at ERF 2019 in Bucharest
ESMERA participates in the European Robotics Forum 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. ESMERA provides the tools for robotics development in Europe: funding and expert support. During the ERF from March, 20th to 22nd, ESMERA will be present with booth no. 30 in the exhibition area.
Interview: Mark Gaddes from Network Rail
Network Rail is one of the challenge providers in the ESMERA First Open Call. The call is closed and experiments are at the starting point of developing robotics solutions. We talked to Mark Gaddes from Network Rail´s R&D Group about his expectations, experiences and advise for future challenge givers.
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?