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


How we address industrial challenges
CORDIS, the official research news account of the European Commission, has recently published an article about ESMERA and how we tackle robotics challenges. Despite their capability to produce  innovative technology solutions, SMEs may struggle to scale up their products and services – and this is where ESMERA comes in. Read the whole article here.
20 new Experiments start Development Phase
20 new experiments started within the ESMERA project as of May, 1st 2020. Within the project´s second Open Call, which ended in December 2019, 69 applications were registered, all proposing to solve either a pre-defined robotics challenge or bringing with them their own challenge provider and challenge.
“We get close to a final product” – REFLECT
Interview: REFLECT is one of the experiments that successfully passed to Phase II of the first ESMERA Open Call. Among 12 experiments that started in the summer of 2019, REFLECT proved its concept to external evaluators and has been selected as one of the currently five final experiments in Phase II.
Five Experiments chosen for 2nd Development Phase
The five ESMERA experiments Nix and Minotaur-R (Energy), REFLECT and WIRE COBOTS (Manufacturing) as well as Cobolleague (Construction) have been selected to move into the second phase of ESMERA. It gives them further funding, mentoring and business support.
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.