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Worldwide a movement is going on. It is about bringing into existence the next generation of robotics.

Intelligent robots which are capable to perform, autonomously or in close cooperation with humans, complex tasks. Tasks which often are too hard (dangerous, unhealthy etc.) for humans. A lot of these tasks are found in the area of Inspection & Maintenance of all kinds of infrastructures in our society.

Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) represents a large economic activity, spread over multiple sectors like energy generation & distribution, metallurgy, nuclear infra, clean water supply & waste processing, road & rail infra, oil & gas infra, transport hubs. The global I&M market is estimated at € 450 Billion with a huge potential for robotic applications to improve safety and productivity.

New applications of robotics within I&M are challenging due to the high and various requirements to be full filled, but offer excellent chances for small and medium-sized (SMEs) companies. And they do not have to develop novel solutions all alone.

Find out more on this website about how we can support your company to be successful with novel robotic applications.

 

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About the hub

Our hub is part of the European Network of Robotics for Inspection & Maintenance

Within the Technical University of Kosice and its Prototyping & Innovation Center, our hub is part of the RIMA-network. This network for Robotics in Inspection & Maintenance consists of 13 specialized hubs and several industry associations.

The network enables us to join forces and competences. Meaning for you and your company that all kinds of expertise and facilities, as well within our University as well out there in Europe, is within reach for you. Increasing your chances for growing business with new robotic applications.

Our hub aims to support robotic - developers, - service providers and - system integrators for getting (their) novel technology developed and brought to market, in line with the needs of the end users. Look at our services for how we can serve you.

 

 

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or ideas/projects to be developed.

Services

In direct dialog with you we support you, during all phases of your innovation project, with your specific questions, enabling you to take next steps or to accelerate your process of innovation.

We strive to assist you in your technological as well as your business needs. Making use of the extensive expertise available within our University,  supplemented with expertise available within the European network of robotic hubs as an option.

Services provided by the Hub:

  • Support in technology development
    • Specific research & development
    • Technology concept development, proof of concept, concept validation
    • Prototyping, production, testing
    • Product demonstration, qualification, certification
  • Advice and support to protecting your idea´s regarding robotic solutions
  • Support with finding suitable financing
    • Cascade funding / Financial Support for Third Parties / Structural Funding etc.
    • Investor searching/matching
  • Education and skills development
    • Courses, workshops, trainings
  • Feasibility studies, market assessments, business planning, road mapping
  • Workshops sharing knowledge & experience, brokerage
  • Project development related to funded programs
    • Identification of opportunities
    • Development of proposals
    • Creating consortia

Our successful innovation projects

  • Robotic gluing of automotive parts (Faurecia)
  • Robotic fragmentation of steam generators at decommissioning of NPP (EBO V1)
  • Inspection system for cam sensors (SEZ Krompachy)

Are you interested any of our services or do you have a question? 

 

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Facilities

For the activities of the hub and its collaboration, our University has a large hall for experimentation & demonstration available. There are also available several specialized laboratories with state-of-the-art technology for testing of new solutions regarding:

  • sensors
  • position determination
  • locomotion systems
  • stress analysis
  • big data analysis
  • remote control
  • autonomous operation

Furthermore, there is production capacity available for high quality components required for reliable robotic systems.

 

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First Open Call RIMA Robotics for I&M

RIMA will select a total of 50 promising experiments through two RIMA Open Calls, the first call in 2019 and the second call in 2020, offering up to € 300.000 equity free funding per experiment. The total available budget for funding of the 50 experiments is more than 8 million euro.

This first Open Call is an excellent chance for small and medium-sized (SMEs) companies to apply with an innovative project proposal to experiment and demonstrate a promising solution for one of the many robotic challenges of this call.

All challenges are based on actual needs of end users, in other words: the market is asking for such new robotic applications. The challenges are spread over 6 industry domains.

Why apply?

  •  As Technology Developer you have the opportunity to bring your innovative technology closer to the market (from TRL 5 to 7)
  • As Provider of a service/product (robotics I&M), you can develop new products/services or innovate the existing ones
  • As System Integrator you have the opportunity to enlarge your application field
  • Likely one or more of the many (31) challenges is matching with your business
  • You can find complementary companies to develop your innovative business together
  • The RIMA consortium will assist you free of charge during the execution of your experiment/demonstration with several services to facilitate a smooth path to bring your innovation onto the market

Would you like to know more about the challenges, the experimentations, how to apply etc., please just contact us. We will be glad to hear from you.

Or come to our Info Day Open Call RIMA Robotics for I&M. (planned in September 2019, details will follow soon)

 

This call is only open for application until half of December 2019.
Download the RIMA Brochure here.

 

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+421 55 602 3365

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E-mail

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