ECHORD++ info day

Funding opportunities for small focused research projects

The European Commission will fund ECHORD++, a 5 year project (2013-2018), which aims at strengthening the cooperation between scientific research and industry in robotics, continuing on the successful path forged by ECHORD (2009-2013).


An InfoDay event of ECHORD++ will be held in Pontedera/Peccioli (near Pisa) on the 11th of February, event in which an overview of the project will be provided together with the possibility to discuss with E++’s stuff members and/or find potential partners.


The project consortium consists of five well-known research institutions in different countries of the European Union: Technische Universität München (Germany, coordinator), Bristol Robotics Laboratory (UK), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy) and Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (France).


The project offers funding opportunities for small, focused research projects (so-called “experiments”, runtime: maximum 18 months, funding: 300.000 €). An experiment proposal, which focuses on research and development with relevance to industrial applications and high market potential, can be submitted by a consortium of partners from within the same country. The industrial end-user will become part of the consortium.


All European universities, research institutions, and companies will have the opportunity to apply for funding in a competitive process in two calls, the first of which will be on March 3rd 2014.


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