European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development Plus Plus
  • ECHORD++ aims at increasing ECHORD’s productive, bilateral robotic research discourse between academia and industry via unique, tailor-made tools.
  • Promoting a technology push by providing fertile ground for roboticists and companies to access the state of the art in robotic technology.
  • Improving the quality of urban lives by enabling technology and public bodies to join forces, and make cities smarter.
  • Improving societal well-being by bringing technology and public bodies together, generating a rapid advancement in healthcare.
  • Continuing on with ECHORD’s unique format to deliver tangible results faster and efficiently.

The mission

Europe has a long tradition of outstanding research and manufacturing in robotics. However, finding common ground between manufacturers and the research community has proven difficult in the past. Defining the future direction of robotics research has revealed to be the real challenge. ECHORD was established in order to promote innovation by facilitating the cooperation between academia and industry.

ECHORD++ will further stimulate this interaction between robot manufacturers, researchers and users. This goal will be achieved by implementing three different instruments: the Experiments, Public end-user Driven Technological Innovation (PDTI) and the Robotics Innovation Facilities (RIF).

ECHORD++ aims at creating new knowledge through advancing the state of the art and by developing novel technology from which new products may be derived. The intent is to act as a pioneer in new ways of community building for robotics and market creation.


14th March 2015, 17:00 CET ...

is the new deadline of our PDTI call for R&D proposals, extended for your convenience.

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Our Description of Work is now available upon request

The Description of Work, which is now available, contains the entirety of information and all the organisational details of ECHORD++. Included are descriptions of the project management, quality management information, and details on the impact.

If you would like to have a glance at the inner workings of the project and all things ECHORD++, just drop us a mail at, and we will send you...

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Successful RIF Launch in Peccioli!

The official launch of the RIF in Peccioli, which is chronologically the last of our RIF launches, but certainly not the least, took place on Febuary 9th. The event was a full success with a total of 80 guests, of which 60 were representatives of SMEs. Some impressions of the event and its beautiful location can be found here.

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