We’ve already funded 11 projects

Our first 11 winners were drawn from a range of sectors including food processing, clothing manufacturing, electronics, medical devices and stone processing. A short case on each appears below and gives a good idea of what it took to qualify.

     We’re funding 15 more

The process to fund a further 15 transfer technology projects from across Europe is almost complete and details of the successful applicants will be made public very shortly.

     Successful Open Call consortia in 2020

Each of the following consortia showed that they offered the right robotic stuff when it came to innovation in SME manufacturing and they each received up to €248,000 in equity-free funding. Discover what made them successful.


Providing the vital raw material for plastics manufacturing automation.

Keeping manufacturing SMEs competitive with affordable automated welding.

Getting different machines working together as an automated team.

Automation lends humans a hand in electronic manufacturing.

Giving efficiency a lift with automated manufacturing transport.

Modular production of customised audio headsets.

Robotically optimised stone-cutting factory rocks harder.

S'tching and taping assisted by robots in acoustic panel manufacture.

Improving agility alongside production management systems compatibility.

Cognitive robotic welding for smarter shipbuilding.