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: from lab to market

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.


European Robotics Week 2015 in Bristol

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The European Robotics Week offers one week of robotics related activities across Europe for the general public, highlighting growing importance of robotics in a wide variety of application areas. The week, which will run 23-29 November 2015, aims to connect the robotics community to the public, and engage children in fun and educational activities.

This year, the heart of the European Robotics Week lies at our core consortium partner Bristol...

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Second call for experiments: Evaluation completed


ECHORD++ is now one step closer to funding more experiments, our research projects for real-life applications: the evaluation for the second call for experiments has been completed and all proposers have been informed about the outcome of the evaluation. Congratulations to all successful applicants and thank you to everyone who worked one of the 114 proposals.

After the neccessary administrative tasks will be finished, the new research consortia...

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Review meeting successfully concluded

Tramway in Lisbon

Lisbon. Portugal's beautiful capital was the location of choice for our second review meeting. For us as the project team, this annual meeting with our programme officer from the European Commission and the independent experts evaluating the progress of our project, is certainly one of the most exciting events every year.

Why? Well, because here we get not only detailed feedback on our achievements and on where we should improve, but the...

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