RIMA Pan-European WEBINAR
Systematic and CEA present the open call of the RIMA EU project – Robotics for Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance – aimed at SMEs and mid-caps either technoproviders (sensors, measurement solutions, etc) or integrators of robotic solutions related to one of RIMA’s Target Use domains.
This webinar will provide information about the project objectives and advice on how to best align your application with the requirements of the evaluation panel.
– General presentation of RIMA by Christophe Leroux, Head of European Affairs in Robotics, Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (CEA)
– Presentation of the open call (expectations, practical details) by Thierry Louvet, Director Europe & International at the Systematic Paris-Region cluster
More information about RIMA
Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) represents a large economic activity – global market estimated at 450 Billion Euro – spanning across multiple sectors such as energy, oil&gas, water supply, transport, civil engineering and infrastructure. There is massive potential for robotic applications, to increase productivity and improve safety, but the total market size of robotics is still negligible in relation to the overall market size.
Currently EU is a global leader in this rapidly growing field with more than half of all manufacturers of I&M robots based in Europe. EU hosts over 50% of I&M robotics offer but there is a bottleneck connecting it to the market and high potential applications.
RIMA (Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance) is a 4-year project aiming to tackle this gap by establishing a network of 13 Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) and industry associations to support the uptake of robotics – and help small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) to develop novel solutions for different industry sectors.
RIMA is funded by European Union’s Horizon2020 initiative.