The COTEMACO SME Support Programme

 

 

 

 

 

COTEMACO’s SME support programme guides manufacturing SMEs through the process of adopting collaborative robotic and shop floor digitalisation technologies, from the exploration of technological opportunities to the detailed definition of a business plan.

Are you a food processing or automotive manufacturing SME dealing with flexible assembly and/or agile manufacturing? If you are based in one of the COTEMACO regions, apply for the COTEMACO support programme today!

WHY PARTICIPATE?

→ Receive expert support valued up to €20k.

→ Boost your SME’s competitiveness and enable flexible manufacturing.

→ Learn to help employees be 85% more efficient – MIT

→ Reduce your waste by 25% – ATRIA Scandinavia

→ Cut labour-costs by an average of 16% – BCG

Be part of the fastest growing segment of industrial automation (14,000 cobots were installed in 2018, an increase of 23% compared to 2017 – IFR)

WHO CAN APPLY?

Automotive or food manufacturing SMEs located in one of the COTEMACO regions: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Greater Lincolnshire (UK), Luxembourg and Grand Est (France).

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Join the programme and follow the SME Journey tailored to your needs.

Learn about numerous real success stories and process optimisation cases of other SMEs in your industry.

Ensure a strong worker involvement in all steps, willingness to travel to the field labs and provide dedication and time.

DISCOVER COBOT SUCCESS CASES

Our team can connect you with the right people to support your cobot adoption process

3 advanced robotic workstations feed automotive parts to CNC machining production systems

Location: Germany

Sector: Automotive

Source: Essert Robotics

Cobot assembles armrests in a screw-fastening application at automotive supplier

 

Location: Germany

Sector: Automotive

Source: KUKA

Food industry palletizing cobot with vision systems works in tight quarters

 

Location: Norway

Sector: Food and agriculture

Source: Universal Robots

User-friendly cobots for vegetarian and gourmet food packaging

 

Location: Sweden

Sector: Food and agriculture

Source: Universal Robots

CONNECT WITH OUR ECOSYSTEM OF EXPERTS

Our team can connect you with the right people to support your cobot adoption process
Demonstration of robot topping strawberry on cake
Engineer hand using tablet with machine real time monitoring system software. Automation robot arm machine in smart factory automotive industrial Industry 4th iot , digital manufacturing operation.
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Project Partners

Flanders Make

Ger van den Kerkhof, Philip Eyckens
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The University of Lincoln

Andrea Paoli, Mark Swainson
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ZeMA

Matthias Vette-Steinkamp
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Greater Lincolnshire

Simon Murphy, Angela Driver
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Food Tech Brainport

John de Groot
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HighTechNL

Ben van der Zon, Thijs Dorssers
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BEST

Oliver Müller
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Voka

Veroniek Hermans, Filip Vanderhoydonks
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COTEMACO Project Team

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Ger van den Kerkhof

Flanders Make
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Philip Eyckens

Flanders Make
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John de Groot

Food Tech Brainport
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Veroniek Hermans

Voka - Limburg
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Oliver Müller

BEST
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Filip Vanderhoydonks

Voka - Limburg
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Matthias Vette-Steinkamp

ZeMA
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Daniela Schmidt

ZeMA
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Svenja Haerecke

ZeMA
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Andrea Paoli

University of Lincoln
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Mark Swainson

University of Lincoln
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Simon Murphy

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership
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Angela Driver

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership
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Ben van der Zon

High Tech NL
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Thijs Dorssers

High Tech NL
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Dirk Van Ledden

Food Tech Brainport