MAPWORMS project, as EU-funded project, is part of the EU Innovation Radar program. In particular, three main innovations developed in the project have been identified and added to The EU Innovation Radar Platform: “MAPWORMS robot validated in a defined use case”, “Design process for new robotic functionalities inspired by marine worms” and “DNA-based stiffness-switchable stimuli-responsive cryogel”.
What is The EU Innovation Radar Platform?
“It is a European Commission initiative to identify high-potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and projects. The goal is to allow every citizen, public official, professional, and business person to discover the outputs of EU innovation funding and give them a chance to seek out innovators who could follow in the footsteps of companies.”
This platform is a first step to achieving such ambitions: it makes information about EU-funded innovations from high-quality projects visible and accessible to the public.
Moreover, by providing greater access to such information it aims to encourage the development of a dynamic ecosystem of incubators, entrepreneurs, funding agencies, and investors that can help get EU-funded innovations faster to market.