The European manufacturing industry needs competitive solutions to keep global leadership in products and services. Exploiting synergies across application experts, technology suppliers, system integrators and service providers will speed up the process of bringing innovative technologies from research labs to industrial end-users. As an enabler in this context, the EuRoC initiative is launching three industry-relevant challenges:

  • Challenge 1: Reconfigurable Interactive Manufacturing Cell (RIMC),
  • Challenge 2: Shop Floor Logistics and Manipulation (SFLM),
  • Challenge 3: Plant Servicing and Inspection (PSI).

Further information can be found on the EuRoC website.

We are now accepting proposals for admission into Stage II of the EuRoC project. To submit, please complete the web form and upload a PDF version of your proposal. The template for the proposal can be downloaded here. Please read the Guidelines for Proposal Preparation carefully before for submitting.

  • Deadline for Submissions: 2015-02-09 (17:00 CET)
  • Results of Evaluation: 2015-04-30 (17:00 CET)

Proposals that have been submitted can be integrated and/or corrected until the deadline by emailing grandchallenges@innocentive.com to request your submission is reopened.

Eligibility

  • An eligible Challenger Team is a team composed by at least a qualified Research Team and a registered End User
  • If necessary, to this basic team can be added a registered Technology Developer and/or (only for Challenge 1) a registered System Integrator

Guidelines

  • Each Challenger team will indicate a Challenge Team Leader (CTL) that will act as the single point of contact between the Challenger Team and the EuRoC core consortium. The CTL is generally responsible for the overall planning of the activities carried out by the Challenger Team and for building up the team.
  • The Challenger Teams selected on the basis of the evaluation of the proposals are admitted to Stage II, while admission to Stage III will be granted on the basis of the results achieved in Stage II.
  • However, proposals must be focused on the entire work to be carried out by the team along Stage II and Stage III.