The pan-European Robotics Acceleration program

RobotUnion is a leading pan-European accelerator programme in Robotics, which support European Robotics companies to disrupt new markets.

The Acceleration Program provides a one-in-all program that supports beneficiaries boost their technical development, leaving them on the path to commercialization. RobotUnion provides:

Technical support: Technical mentors provided by a constellation of Top-European Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs).

Technology support: Access to State-of-Art facilities, technology platforms and building blocks.

Business Mentoring: Direct access to international top-notch mentors, trainers, investors, and experts in different strategic fields.

Fundraising Mentoring: Exposure to a custom made ‘Funding Journey’ for each of the selected ScaleUps that includes up to €223K EU initial funding (equity-free), with customized support to fundraise up to €1M of private funding for the ‘best-in-class Scaleups’ (Super Stars).

Access to Market: Fast track support in connecting the Scaleups with large corporations, which can become beta testers, commercial amplifiers, partners or “buyers” to increase exit options.

Selected companies participate in a 12 months online Premium Acceleration Service, led by top Research and Technology Organizations from all over Europe, key world-class digital ecosystem professionals and entrepreneurs.

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Applications Submitted
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Closed Open Calls
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Startups Accelerated
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Budget for Accelerated Companies

Selected companies are able to participate in a 12 months online Premium Acceleration Service, led by top Research and Technology Organizations from all over Europe, key world-class digital ecosystem professionals and entrepreneurs, which includes:

  • State-of-the-art technical support and access to “premier-class” technology provided by top Research and Technology Organizations like VTT, DTI,TU DELFT, TECNALIA and PIAP.
  • World-class Training and high level Mentoring by a pool of tier 1 mentors from Google, Airbnb, Ikea, Yahoo, Prisa, Microsoft, among others, provided by ISDI.
  • Internationalization services. Presence in top EU Scaleups events such as 4YFN@Mobile World Congress, Slush, Web Summit and International PR exposure powered by Mobile World Capital.
  • Fundraising services provided by Blumorpho (private funding) and FundingBox (public funding).
  • Engagement with world top industry leaders such as MADE representing world Manufacturing leaders like Danfoss, Grundfos or Vestas among others. ARLA in Agro Food; FENIN in Healthcare and FERROVIAL in Civil Infrastructure.

RobotUnion is accelerating startups in the robotics sector. We prioritize the following verticals:

Agrifood

Healthcare

Civil Engineering

Manufacturing

Open Disruptive Innovation

The Robotics Digital Innovation Hub in Europe

RobotUnion is an ecosystem that involves SMEs and startups together with corporates, researchers, acceleration programs and investors. The aim is “to create the best conditions for long-term business success for all involved”, as per the DIH definition by the EC.

The RobotUnion consortium is composed by 14 partners from 6 European countries

(Denmark, Finland, France, Poland, Spain and Netherlands) and Canada. RobotUnion gathers a constellation of Top players representing all the links of the innovation value chain from Research to Market.

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