Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics
Healthcare has great hope for the future of robotics. There is no doubt they will take over our daily practical tasks. Robots are for example already being tested as receptionists. The main question about the future of robotics concerns their impact. Will robots be able to fully empathize with us? To boost robotics development for healthcare, the DIH-HERO platform was founded.
DIH-HERO: Digital Innovation Hubs across Europe
DIH-HERO is an independent platform formed by seventeen partners spread over eleven European countries. The DIH-HERO is aimed at all those who are active in the healthcare robotics sector. Goal of the platform is accelerating robotics for healthcare by offering various services that facilitate innovations. DIH-HERO especially focuses on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in maximizing their impact and reducing time-to-market.
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Funding opportunities by DIH-HERO
SMEs are eligible for financial support regarding travelling, technology demonstrators and technology transfer.
1. Traveling vouchers
- Vouchers are available for cross-border travelling to stimulate knowledge exchange.
- The voucher funds to a maximum of € 2,000.- per applicant.
- Vouchers are evaluated by a first come, first serve principle.
2. Technology Demonstrator call
This grant stimulates knowledge sharing and cross-border collaborations to improve and broaden the uptake of robotics in healthcare.
- Consortia of at least two SMEs or slightly larger companies – or one SME and one end-user – can apply. Partners must be from different European countries.
- Projects must have a technology level of TRL 6 – 7.
- The grant amounts up to a maximum of € 100,000.- for a collaboration project with a maximum duration of nine months.
3. Technology Transfer Experiment call
The Technology Transfer Experiment supports the transfer of innovative technology from other domains to strengthen the technology knowledge of robotics in healthcare. Projects must solve unanswered clinical questions and contribute to overcoming implementation hurdles.
- Consortia consisting of at least two SME’s or slightly larger companies – or one SME and one end-user – can apply. Partners must be from different European countries.
- Projects must have a technology level of TRL 5 – 7.
- The grant amounts up to a maximum of € 200,000.- for a collaboration project with a maximum duration of fifteen months.
For both the Technology Demonstrator and the Technology Transfer Experiment, the proposal must be aimed at one of the following topics:
- Diagnostic Robotics
- Interventional Robotics
- Rehabilitation Robotics
- Robotics supporting patients
- Robotics supporting healthcare professionals
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