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.


3rd December, Munich: Market Consultation Healthcare

We are pleased to announce the Market Consultation for the Pre-Commercial Procurement Pilot Healthcare on 3rd December in Munich. At this event both researchers and the public bodies, AQuAS – Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya, a public entity of the Catalan Department of Health, Fundació Privada Sant Antoni Abat, a non-profit private foundation managing and developing innovation and research in healthcare, will be able to...

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20th November, Barcelona: Urban Robotics Market Consultation

Hereby we would like to announce our Market Consultation for the Pre-Commericial Procurement Pilot (PCP Pilot) in Urban Robotics on 20th November in Barcelona. At this event both researchers and the public bodies, the Barcelona City Council and Barcelona Cicle de l'Aigua, will be able to gain insight into the process, timeline and funding of the PCP Pilot; please refer to this presentation...

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26th November: official launch of the Bristol RIF

Invitation to BRL RIF launch

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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