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DIH4AI – Open call for SME centered AI experiments

DIH4AI – Open call for SME centered AI experiments

DIH4AI – Open call for SME centered AI experiments

The DIH4AI project will hold two Open Calls to attract a set of additional 20 SME-driven experiments with the participation and critical support of DIHs, emphasizing the DIH-SME and DIH-DIH collaboration, with the aim to expand the current AI DIH ecosystem and complementing DIH4AI experiments in three different directions:

  1. AI innovative applications
  2. SME-driven experiments
  3. DIH-conducted experiments

Interested SMEs from any EU Member State or associated country that will participate in the projects and experiments, under the coordination of a local DIH can apply. Mini-consortia of max 3 partners are allowed, including at least one SME.

Open call#1: Has been launched!

Open call#2: Coming in September 2022

Mini-consortia of max 3 partners are allowed, including at least one SME.

Objectives

The DIH4AI project is ready to select up to 10 SME-centered experiments focused on developing new AI solutions, to extend the AI4EU platform. 

The selected consortia will receive up to EUR 100.000. 

DIHs will provide support to SMEs to test and experiment.  

Who can apply?

Two types of consortia are admitted to carry out two types of experiments:

  1. Type A: Intra-regional experiments

Mini-consortia formed by:

  • SME or Startup (AI Technology Provider)  who leads the experiment
  • The regional DIH that provides the SME with skills, development services, technical support and mentoring
  • Optionally, an end-user SME or Policy Maker, which will validate the developed solution
  • Type B: Cross-DIH Inter-Regional experiments

Mini-consortia formed by:

  • SME or Startup (AI Technology Provider)  who leads the experiment
  • The regional DIH which will provide the SME with skills, development services, technical support and mentoring
  • Another DIH located in a country other than the one of the regional DIH, able to provide training and technical mentoring and help with testing and validation

To do what?

The Financial Support to Third Parties is reserved for those AI and/or users SMEs associated in mini-consortia with non-profit research institutes and DIHs willing to extend and improve the DIH4AI catalogue of advanced AI components and tools and/or participate in innovative experiments in the domain of Artificial Intelligence

In which domains?

Technological topics:

The technological topics in the scope are related to Artificial Intelligence use at large, examples are: 

  • Vision Intelligence  
  • Machine and Computer Vision  
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Neural network applications
  • Advanced Planning and Forecasting
  • Natural Language Processing

Sectors:

Application areas in scope are:  

  • ​Agrifood  
  • Earth Observation 
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Manufacturing  
  • Public Administration

More information available in: https://www.dih4ai.eu/copy-of-open-calls

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