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 call is open!

We at ECHORD++, as well as the public bodies which have posed the challenges, are looking forward to your proposals. You can find all the necessary documents on this website. Please note that the uploading platform for your proposals will be online in a short time.

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PDTI Healthcare: now updated (Jan. 26, 2015)

Our PDTI call is now open. Please note that the challenge brief for the healthcare scenario in PDTI has been updated January 26, 2015.

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Our new RIF Handbook is online!

All the helpful information about the Robotics Innovation Facilities (RIFs) in Bristol, Paris-Saclay and Peccoli have been collected and comprised into a RIF handbook. Read all about the RIFs and their resources, as well as practical information, i.e. about the application process, here. 

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