Q: Who can apply for a COVR award?
A: Any legal entity in Europe can apply for the COVR Awards.
Q: How many open calls are there and when are they?
A: There are three rounds of open calls planned during the course of the COVR project coming up in November 2018, July 2019 and March 2020.
Q: Do I need to apply for an Award alone?
A: No. You can also team up with partners and apply for an Award in a consortium. Maybe you need to e.g. incorporate a new type of safety device in your cobot application and thus team up with the safety device supplier to find out how to apply the COVR toolkit and test the combined cobot system.
Q: How do I apply for a COVR Award?
A: You’ll find all the relevant information in the COVR Award Applicant kit. When the kit is published, you’ll find it here on the web page.
Q: How much are the Awards and what can I use the funding for?
A: A single institution can be awarded up to 60.000 Euro for a single award and a maximum cumulative total of 100.000 Euro for multiple awards. The funding can be used for e.g. developing and maturing your product and finding out how to apply the COVR toolkit and perform relevant testing and validation methods.
Q: That sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch?
A: No catch at all! All the COVR project asks in return is that you help us mature the COVR toolkit and develop the test methodologies and verification methods required for your specific product or system. We’ll then update the COVR toolkit so at the end of the project we'll have a working toolkit; available to all coboteers, co-developed by you, the people who work with cobot technology every day.
Q: What are the evaluation criteria?
A: Please consult the Award Applicant kit when it becomes available.
Q: We don’t live in any of the EU member states of the participating RTO’s of COVR. Can we apply?
A: Yes, certainly! Any legal entity in any EU member state can apply.
Q: We are a SME from outside the EU. Can we apply for an Award?
A: No, unfortunately not. Only EU based companies can apply for a COVR Award.