The goal of the EU project ROBOTT-NET is to strengthen Europe’s market share in industrial and service robotics in the long term, as well as the competitiveness of European manufacturing companies. The partners are collaborating to develop new robotics technologies with the aim of enabling small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises to benefit from these innovations.
Together with companies, the project partners want the expert knowledge and facilities of research institutes to become available beyond regional borders, thus creating a sustainable infrastructure for technology transfer. Therefore, at the start of the project, European enterprises were given the chance to apply for free technology advice and, with a bit of luck, implement an automation idea. To ensure that solutions are implemented successfully in industry, and do not get stuck at a certain stage in development due to a lack of finances or funding, the project is not only concerned with developing technologies but also innovative business models for implementing automation solutions. At the start of the project, the participating research institutes held several open labs where they presented their latest robotics technologies.
Project partners are the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) in Denmark, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Great Britain and Tecnalia in Spain. The EU is funding the project as part of its H2020 initiative. The project is running from 01.01.2016 till 31.12.2019.