2 million DKK in EU funding for Proxima Centauri

Proxima Centauri is delighted to announce that it will receive 2 million DKK in funding from the EU Eurostars programme. The funding is given to develop an additional robotic solution to the existing SeletiCa Sorter P1 which measures the caliber, cuts and sorts casings. The additional robot will be a pick-upper, that will work together with the SelectiCa Sorter P1 to feed natural casings into the system.

To achieve the funding, Proxima Centauri reached out to Erhvervshus Fyn and through a collaboration with Det Syddanske EU-Kontor, Proxima Centauri received the necessary guidance to develop the application for the EU Eurostars programme.

Jan Pedersen, CEO, in front of SelectiCa Sorter P1.
CEO of Proxima Centauri, Jan Pedersen, in front for the SelectiCa Sorter P1 sorting robot for natural casings. The new robot, a pick-upper, will collect and feed casings to the SelectiCa Sorter P1 sorting machine.

CEO of Proxima Centauri, Jan Pedersen, came with the following statement:

This support from the Eurostars Programme means a lot to us here at Proxima Centauri. It is a recognition of the project, but the economic support is of paramount importance, as it allows us to develop and build new technologies that will accompany the SelectiCa Sorter P1. Developing and building these machines is very expensive, and therefore we appreciate all the financial support that we get to achieve our mission, that is, local caliber measurement and sorting of natural casings.
CEO of Proxima Centauri, Jan Pedersen

The new robotic solution will be developed in collaboration with Lund University in Sweden, who will help with the development of software and cameras necessary to control the robot.

In addition to the funding from the Eurostars Programme, Proxima Centauri has also received funding from Innovation Fund Denmark, Erhvervshus Fyn and Robot Union.