Private/Public Funding Strategies for Interactive Robotics Companies
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The aim of is paper is to provide a structured view of funding possibilities for companies in the field of interactive robotics. The paper presents a set of funding sources which are of interests for start-ups, spin-off and young companies working in the design and development of interactive robots, including wearable devices. This paper is divided into three chapters, covering private funding (types of existing funding sources, their specific target companies and requirements, and the reasons on how and why investors invest), public funding (mainly coming from European grants under several programs) and the conclusions.