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.



The PDTI healthcare call is now open

Funding Opportunity in the healthcare and medical sectors (1.2 million Euros):

Consortia (e.g. industrial companies in the areas of telesurveillance / telemedicine / cooperative platforms, robot manufacturers, research institutes etc.) have the opportunity to apply for a total funding of 1.2 million Euros. The mission is to develop a tailor-made solution to assist medical doctors in performing geriatric tests. The public authority interested in...

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Second call for Experiments - now open!

Our second competitive call for experiment proposals is now open! From 4th May 2015 to 23rd June 2015 (17h Brussels time) the research community, enterprises and robot manufacturers are asked to submit proposals for small-scale research projects within the scope of ECHORD++.

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Thank you for your feedback!

A while ago we asked you for your feedback regarding the ECHORD++ experiment application process. Thank you to all who took part in the survey! The feedback we received is very interesting and helpful for us.
If you are interested in the results of the survey, you can download them here.

Among other interesting and thought-provoking feedback, the survey showed that quite a few applicants were not aware of our LinkedIn group. Please feel again...

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