[Discourse.ros.org] [General] ROSIN EU project awards first grants to companies for ROS-Industrial software development
With this post I'd like to update the ROS and ROS-Industrial communities on the first two [ROSIN](http://rosin-project.eu) grants that have been awarded.
Two European companies have received the first [ROSIN](http://rosin-project.eu) grants. The ROSIN [Focused-Technical Projects](http://rosin-project.eu/ftps) (FTPs) program funds robot software developments that contribute to the ROS-Industrial open-source community.
Ensenso GmbH (Germany) has received a grant of 15,000 to create a standardised ROS driver package for their Ensenso series of stereo cameras. Ensenso will continue the development and support of this driver and will support their customers looking to use ROS with their products.
Robot Care Systems (the Netherlands) has received 52,000 to consolidate and open-source a robotics modelling language that is modular and extendable by users and allows to program robots in ROS at a more abstract and standardised level. Model driven design, code generation and automated documentation generation help developers increase productivity.
![RCS receives grant at Mikrocentrum-Alten event: ROS-Industrial: advancing robotics in industry|598x336](upload://tTu56eegLQwKghiS5ACzOW57Cfw.jpg)
The ROSIN project is offering more than 3,000,000 in grants for robotic open-software development, documentation efforts, code audits and analyses and standardisation and integration efforts. The goal is to increase the ROS and ROS-Industrial codebase with tools to create more and "smarter" robot capabilities. The ROSIN call for FTPs is permanently open, and new applications are being evaluated periodically. Grants awarded may have a maximum of 100,000 per FTP, with a total of 250,000 over three projects.