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Second DIH4AI Open Call for SME-centered AI experiments 

Objectives

The DIH4AI project will 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.  

Submit your proposal for the second Open Call!

Who can apply?

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

Type A 
Intra-regional experiments
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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
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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

Eligibility criteria
Companies or small consortia of companies established in one of the EU Member States or H2020 associated countries. In addition each participant shall represent, at least, 15% of the funding of a proposal.
 

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 
  • Machine Translation
  • Multi-Modal Human-AI Interaction
  • Knowledge Representation and Resoning
  • Expert and Decision-Support Systems
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Sectors

Application areas in scope are:  
  • Agrifood  
  • Earth Observation 
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Manufacturing  
  • Public Administration
  • Energy 
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Additionally, the scope of the first DIH4AI Open Call includes experiment in the field of Trustworthy AI, related to implementation of Trustworthy AI principles set by the High-Level-Expert Group on AI as established by European Commission

When?

From the 17th of October 2022 to the 16th of December 2022 at 17:00 CET

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