RIMA Network has selected 19 proposals to receive up to €300K equity-free funding
The Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) Acceleration Programme, RIMA, funded by the European Commission, has selected 19 beneficiaries to support in the development and deployment of robotics I&M applications with equity-free funded grants.
The 19 selected proposals were out of the 121 applications submitted in its first open call. 13 participants were selected to join the Technology Demonstrators Programme (TD) and 6, to start the Technology Transfer Experiments Programme (TTE).
Technology Demonstrators (TD) consist of validating the technical and economic viability of a new or improved robotics-based technology, product, process, service or solution. Technology Demonstrators may receive up to 100.000 euros per proposal and join a 6-month training programme.
Technology Transfer Experiments (TTE) consist of developing, testing and validating the technical and economic viability of a robotics-based representative model or prototype system to be applied in the ‘Target-Use Domain’ operational environment. Technology Transfer Experiments may receive up to 300.000 euros per consortium and start a 14-month training programme.
RIMA (Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance) is a 4-year project that aims at establishing a network of 13 Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and industry associations to support the uptake of robotics, and help small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) to develop novel solutions for different industry sectors.
RIMA will offer financial and technical support to 50 cross-border experiments involving two open call rounds (2019 and 2020) with a total amount of 8.1 million euros.