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European clearing house for open robotics development plus plus

Total activity: 6
Type of activity
Competitive project
Funding entity
Commission of European Communities
Acronym
ECHORD Plus Plus
Funding entity code
FP7-601116-ECHORD PLUS PLUS
Amount
926.668,00 €
Start date
2013-10-01
End date
2019-01-31
URL
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Abstract
In European robotics, ECHORD has successfully achieved integration on a large scale between industry and research that had never been done before. Capitalising on the major impact of ECHORD, the successor project ECHORD++ (or E++), will create new opportunities for European robotics researchers to work directly with SME/start-ups and new users/customers to create innovative markets.
E++ will continue ECHORD's two pillars, "experiments" and "structured dialogue", taking advantage of experience and investment in the infrastructure. But E++ will add another unique dimension: not only will we encourage ReIO and RoM to work together, but robot system customers and users will be involved – connecting the suppliers directly with the market. To this end, there are two innovative new pillars: the Pre-Commercial-Procurement Pilots (PCPP) and the Knowledge and Innovation Centers (KIC). The PCPP will enable public procurers to become demanding buyers of new R&D. The complete PCP process will encompass robotics R&D for the first time, resulting in, demonstrable prototypes that can be evaluated together with the process at the end. The KICs are open experimental facilities that will that allow new robot customers and users to interact with roboticists with no entrance barrier and at very low cost so that new communities can form – and radically new ideas can take shape. E++'s scientific work is structured in scenarios and research foci, directly derived from the SRA. They help steer the coordination between the experiments, KICs and PCPP to avoid unnecessary parallel work.
E++'s implementation concept combines a team of excellent institutions with top-level researchers and the proven IT-backed processes. This will include highly effective quality management and monitoring.
E++' impact strategy is geared towards integration of stakeholder cooperation, SMEs, start-up sup-port and creating new markets – ideally producing the next disruptive technologies.
Scope
Europa
Plan
VII Programa Marc de la Unió Europea 2007-2013
Call year
2013
Funcding program
Cooperation Specific Programme
Funding subprogram
Information and Communication Technologies
Funding call
ICT Call
Grant institution
European Commission

Participants

Scientific and technological production

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