RIMA (Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance) is a 4-year project to establish a network of 13 Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) and industry associations to match supply and demand in robotic innovation – and help small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) to develop novel solutions for different industry sectors such as nuclear, energy, water, and public/civil infrastructure. SPRINT Robotics functions as the central coordinator and main entry point of the RIMA marketplace.
RIMA is funded by European Union’s Horizon2020 initiative.
SRAP Coordinator: Anthony Biviano (Woodside)
“Bringing industry, end-users, and vendors together to share and develop real use cases progresses innovation and creates a sustainable robotics market to allow all collaborators to thrive.”
SREU Coordinator: Ekkehard Zwicker (Waygate Technologies)
“The European Chapter played an active role in setting up and influencing the European Robotics Roadmap which will help to guide the research activities as well as future research grants into a direction we regard as key for our industry. A main achievement was to get Inspection & Maintenance as one of the four key pillars of robotic activities in European robotic research.”
SRNA Coordinator: Eric Sjerve (IRISNDT)
“SRNA has significantly accelerated the use of commercially available systems by connecting directly with end users at their sites of operation, while also facilitating their continued development supported by asset owner needs.”