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Funding Opportunities and Open Calls: 1st call for projects of EARASHI

In today's rapidly evolving landscape, industries worldwide are grappling with the need to stay competitive and innovative. As technologies advance and consumer expectations shift, businesses are constantly looking for ways to stay ahead of the curve. However, one major challenge businesses face is securing funding for innovative projects and initiatives. This is where the open call for a funding instrument comes in.

EARASHI, Embodied AI/Robotics Applications for a Safe, Human-oriented Industry, will launch two open calls (February and September 2023) to select ten projects, distributing 2 M€. The selected projects should address one of EARASHI's ten challenges defined by the EARASHI advisory board and publicity announced within the open call.

The funding instrument will include a lump-sum grant of up to 200 k€ per project for developing solutions at a demonstration scale and coaching session during and beyond their development. The total duration of a project is expected to be 15-18 months. Granted company cannot individually receive more than 200 k€. Only startups and SMEs are eligible to receive such funding.


  • Up to 200 k€ per project
  • 200 k€ max par applicant – Startup and SME only
  • Startup: representing 100% of your project's total declared budget
  • SME: representing 70% of your project's total declared budget


  • Call opening: 16/02/2023
  • Call closure: 12/05/2023
  • Notifications to applicants: end of July 2023

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