Event Timing: October 4th, 2019
Event Address: Sofia Tech Park, Lab Complex Conference hall No 125
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Information & Matchmaking Day - Open call RIMA
Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) represents a huge economic activity (estimation of 450 Bn€ global market) spanning across different sectors such as energy, transport, civil engineering and water supply management. EU hosts over half of I&M robotics offer but there is a gap between the market needs and high potential applications.
RIMA (Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance) is a 4-year project aiming to bridge this gap by linking smaller service providers and tech companies with industry. Companies that get accepted to RIMA Open Call will be provided a variety of acceleration services such as equity-free funding for testing and technology transfer of robotics, training and education, business mentoring and connections with regional RIMA experts.
RIMA supports financially and technically 50 cross-border experiments involving European Small and Medium-sized enterprises through 2 Open Call rounds (2019 / 2020) with a total amount of 8.1M€. Successful candidates will receive equity-free funding for Technology transfer and development in I&M robotic applications.
RIMA network, supported by ICT Cluster Bulgaria and Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Science organize an information & matchmaking day on October, 4th, 2019 in Sofia Tech Park, Lab Complex Conference hall No 125. The event will give the opportunity participants to get information about the newest trends in Europe on the use of robots for inspection and maintenance and the current funding opportunities for Technology Transfer Experiments (TTE) and Technology Demonstrators (TD)
The target group of the event are:
· end users able to describe challenges in Inspection and Maintenance of Infrastructures in the sectors (oil and gas, nuclear, transport hubs, transport infrastructure, water supply and sanitation, energy production and distribution)
· integrators, techno and service providers having some interest in robotics, Non-destructive testing,
Type of organization:
SME with <250 employees and turnover <50M
Large SME between 250-500 employees
Brief description of your activity (sector) :
You are a:
Asset owner or operator
You are looking for a:
Asset owner or operator
Interest in one or more of the following domains/sectors:
Sustainable and safe water infrastructures
Oil and gas
Energy generation and distribution
Transport hubs (ports, airports, stations, etc.)
Road, rail and civil infrastructure
Motivations for joining the RIMA programme
Need for financial support
Need for technological skills
Need for testing facilities
Need for validation infrastructure
Interest for project type:
Technology Transfer Experiments (TTE)
Technology Demonstrators (TD)
Socio-economic objectives(e.g. job creation, company foundation, market opening, product creation, environmental impact, etc.):
Relationship with asset owners:
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