Great news in Secmotic! Our project Safeye is part of the Horizon 2020 programme from now on! Very proud to have the SME Instrument as one of our supporters.
What is looking the Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument?
As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Commission selects potentially disruptive businesses to invest in and support as part of the SME Instrument. It funds market-creating innovation in disruptive small businesses with global ambitions. And is that the small and medium (SMEs) represent 99% of all businesses in the EU.
Only the most innovative companies get selected. Until now, out of over 50.000 applicants 4500 companies have been funded. This shows how intense the competition is under the programme and demonstrates the high quality of the proposals funded. 25% of the companies funded under the EIC SME Instrument are in the 10% fastest growing companies in Europe according to Venture Radar.
Which are the next phases of the Horizon 2020 programme ?
The Horizon 2020 programme is structured in three steps/phases. Now Safeye is in the initial phase, which is called “Concept & Feasibility Assessment Idea to concept”. The duration of this phase has just started on 1st August until the next February. Phase 2 called “Demonstration, Market Replication, R&D Concept to Market-Maturity” and the next and the last one “Comercialisation Prepare for Market Launch”.
The main goal of this programme is transforming disruptive ideas into concrete, innovative solutions with a European and global impact. This is what we hope to become Safeye!
Safeye: Advanced Security
Safeye has been created with a clear mission: reduce the worker deaths in road maintenance. In fact, the 75% of all road maintenance worker deaths are caused by runovers. Secmotic has developed a smart portable and safety system for work zone invasion. It is based on computer vision and Artificial Intelligence to create a virtual security zone, recognize risky situations and alert workers by connected wearable devices.
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From now on we are going to tell you all the improvements and progress in Safeye!
Let’s do it!