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The DIH-HERO Technology Demonstrator Call 2022 is still open

Our aim is to accelerate the development of Healthcare Robotics by demonstrating the feasibility of new, innovative and enhanced robotic solutions in healthcare application domains.

We hereby invite you to submit your application for the 3rd DIH-HERO Technology Demonstrator Call until 30 April 2022. Each selected project will be funded with an amount of up to €100,000.

For further information and to get to the application portal just visit our website at

We have already had two very successful TD calls in the last two years and it is definitely worth taking a look at the further awarded TD projects at

Healthcare professionals input needed!

If you work in hospitals or care homes, please use this unique opportunity to contribute DIH-HERO assessment of needs and barriers in the adoption of robotics technologies in healthcare by filling in the DIH-HERO short survey (5-10 min):

We would like to get to know your perspective.

Industry input needed!

DIH-HERO is collecting information about the best-practices used and the barriers or needs found in software development and systems interoperability for healthcare robotics.

Therefore, we would like to getin a short survey inputs from industry who develop robots for healthcare. The information collected will help the DIH-HERO consortium give support to companies developing robots for healthcare.  

If you are interested in supporting us with your experience we kindly ask you to fill in the questionnaire:

Join us at the ERF 2022

The European Robotics Forum 2022 (ERF2022), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held from 28 – 30 June 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The ERF2022 covers all aspects and current topics related to the various fields of robotics. 

DIH-HERO is proud to be present with 3 workshops

  • Level of autonomy in healthcare robotics – How far should we go?
  • DIH-HERO Success Stories of Innovation Coaching and Matchmaking
  • Industry experience with healthcare standards

We would be very happy to welcome you there!

Further upcoming events

Workshop on healthcare robotics and virtual reality

17th May 2022

Many companies on the healthcare robotics market struggle with a growing number of regulations and standards. In this workshop, several international experts on standards will share their knowledge on best practices and recommendations for healthcare robotics systems focused on software development, interoperability and human-robot interfaces. Moreover, there will be an open discussion of the audience and the invited experts on healthcare robotics technologies. The event will interact with a parallel workshop on virtual reality and tactile feedback, for those companies looking for innovative interactive interfaces, organized by the European TACTILITY project consortium.

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Workshop on robotics for rehabilitation – interoperability, standards and new technologies

20th May 2022

This workshop will be organised in collaboration with the European research project ReHyb, which develops a hybrid upper-limb exoskeleton that uses its own sensing and novel actuation capabilities. International experts in robotics standards will give presentations on recent trends in standardisation for robotics and then discuss with the participants these topics, focusing on (but not limited to) rehabilitation.

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Data Week 2022

24th May – 9th June 2022

Data Week organised by Big Data Value Association and EUHubs4Data project is the spring gathering of the European Big Data and Data Driven AI research and innovation communities. In Data Week, the participants share knowledge and results, discuss topics of common interest, find synergies, build new collaborations and identify new challenges and recommendations. Data Week also links the communities and their results to the European policies and market needs and brings European initiatives and activities closer to local communities.

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