Technological audits’ costs are covered by the Lithuanian State through de minimis support mechanism.
LRA experts support and encourage Lithuanian SMEs and mid-caps to make bold and forward looking decisions to join automation and robotics movement in order to develop and strengthen competitiveness on international market. In cooperation with MITA (Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology) and Lithuanian innovation center, LRA experts from leading robotic companies provide technological audits for Lithuanian companies.
Economists underline that it is important for local manufacturing companies to join the „race for automation and robotics“ in order to maintain their role and position in global supply chains and custom manufacturing.
Technological audits are performed by experts and specialists from „Factobotics“, „Elinta“, „Robotex“, „Rubedo systems“ and other partners of LRA. Audit reports include current situation analysis, identification of potential for robotics and opportunities, challenges in production, process management, intra-factory logistics, data management, etc. The report is supported by custom-tailored recommendations on the most effective solutions for an individual company.
Technological audits are performed at no cost for the company (costs are covered through de minimis State support), though the cost of the audit depends on the scope and amounts from 2.500 Eur to 12.000 Eur. This project is a valuable instrument to get ready for the quality transformation in manufacturing to ensure competitive readiness in the view of future economic slow-down.
Please contact LRA consultants to get sound advice regarding the project. LRA contacts regarding technological audits:
Saulius Šerėnas (firstname.lastname@example.org; +370 620 59514) or Daumantas Simėnas (email@example.com; +370 617 73339).
If you have performed the audit or know your company challenges already, the next steps could be – currently open calls for application submissions to EU financed projects DIH² and L4MS. The objective of EU initiatives to provide financial support is to encourage SMEs and mid-caps to develop customized robotic solutions and transfer them into real-world factory floor (R&D) or develop and install robotic intra-factory logistics systems. Each application can get up to €250K equity-free funding.
More information on two calls:
- DIH² call (deadline 31st October, 2019): http://www.ltrobotics.eu/en/calls/dih%c2%b2-open-call-is-launched-for-technology-transfer-projects/
- L4MS call (deadline 30th November, 2019): http://www.ltrobotics.eu/en/calls/l4ms-2nd-open-call-is-launched-for-intra-factory-logistics-projects/