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.


26th November: official launch of the Bristol RIF

Speaker presenting at RIF event

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory cordially invites you to attend the official launch of the Bristol RIF (Robotics Innovation Facility) on Wednesday 26th November 2014.

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The ECHORD++ team is hiring: Scientific project manager

We are looking for a full-time scientific project manager / researcher. Requirements: Managerial experience. Ph.D. in robotics, engineering, computer science or a related field.

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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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