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, Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) 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.


Meet ECHORD++ at MEDICA trade fair and discuss our Pre-Commercial Procurement Pilots with us

Gehry buildings at Medienhafen Düsseldorf

From 12th to 15th November 2014 the MEDICA trade fair will take place
in Düsseldorf, Germany. According to the organizer's statement its the
world's largest event for the medical sector. As one of our
Pre-Commercial Procurement Pilot's challenge is on healthcare, we are
looking forward to discuss it with the leading experts in medical
technology development. We are convinced that the medical technology
industry will profit from a cooperation with...

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Challenges for Pre-Commercial Procurement Pilots (PCP) selected

Geriatric Assessment is the challenge for healthcare, sewer inspections the one for urban robotics

Out of 32 submissions our panelists have finally selected two challenges for our Pre-Commercial Procurement Pilots (PCP).  “Robotized Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment” is the challenge for the scenario healthcare, whereas “Robots for the inspection and the clearance of the sewer network in cities” is the one for urban robotics. AQuAS – Agència de...

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ECHORD++ at ICT Proposers’ Day 2014

On 9th and 10th October, ECHORD++ will be at the European Commission’s ICT Proposers’ Day 2014 in Florence, Italy. We will present information on our Pre-Commercial Procurement Pilots (PCPs) and our Robotics Innovation Facilities (RIFs) both in a presentation and a booth at the event.


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