Applications are now open for the Covid-19 Response for Healthcare Robotics to accelerate the embedding of robotic applications in healthcare-related settings and to enable the smooth deployment of new, effective robotics-based solutions.
DIH-HERO network is aimed to stimulate technology pull from the healthcare-related settings by removing barriers and developing a clinical connection at earlier development stages boosting fast, high quality, impactful large-scale deployment of robots (TRL7-8) in clinical settings all over Europe, satisfying a current clinical demand or need.
The major objective of the DIH-HERO project (Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics) is to establish a broad-based pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs specialized in Healthcare Robotics.
By funding up to 8 projects with a max amount of €250.000 per COVID-19 Response project.
To be eligible for taking part in the COVID-19 Response Call within the DIH-HERO project all of the following criteria must be fulfilled:
- Third parties receiving financial support must be a legal entity, being an SME or a slightly larger company from EU (and its associated countries)/EEA countries;
- The proposal must clearly state the relevant clinical demand and the healthcare problem related to COVID-19 to be solved by the proposed robotic application as well as the added clinical value of the solution;
- The proposed solution must be an already existing robotic system that is in the later stages of development (TRL7-8) and deployable by the 4 healthcare end-users
- The proposal must fit to the call text;
- A third party may not receive more than €300k total grant funding from the DIH-HERO FSTP calls;
- Proposal must be written in English and submitted via the portal before the deadline;
- There must be no conflicts of interests with DIH-HERO consortium partners;
- Third parties receiving financial support must be financially healthy (a financial declaration must be signed as a condition of the award)
For more information, visit https://dih-hero.eu/call/covid-19-response-open-call-2021/