DIH4AI 2nd Open Call for SME-centered AI experiments
The main objective of this Call is to extend the DIH Network ecosystem to more regions, additionally to the 5 Regional DIHs who participate in the Consortium (Bavaria, South Netherlands, Paris Region, Czechia, Saxony-Anhalt), either directly, by ensuring the participation of around 10 more DIHs from different European Regions in the two waves of Open Call Experiments; or indirectly, through community building activities with the final aim to have more than 30 AI DIHs engaged.
Vision Intelligence, Machine and Computer Vision
Machine Learning and Deep Learning
Neural network applications
Advanced Planning and Forecasting
Natural Language Processing
Multi-Modal Human-AI Interaction
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Expert and Decision-Support Systems
AI and/or users SMEs associated in mini-consortia with non-profit research institutes and DIHs will extend and improve the DIH4AI catalogue of advanced AI components and tools and/or participate in innovative experiments in the domain of Artificial Intelligence.
The selected consortia will receive up to EUR 100,000.
DIHs will provide support to SMEs to test and experiment.
Specifically, the following types of Consortia are admitted:
– Type A, oriented to reinforce the Intra-Regional experiments, in particular, the provision of Skills development and Technology Provision and Data Management
services, the mini-consortium shall be formed by:
o An AI Technology Provider SME or start-up, who leads the experiment, and should be the main IPR and exploitation rights owner of the solution, and the coordinator of reporting the Project Consortium by submitting the needed documentation, etc.
o Its Regional DIH, who will provide the SME with the delivery of services related to Skills development and Technical support and mentoring.
o Optionally, an End-User SME, or a Policy Maker can finalize the mini-consortium.
This third tentative participant will be the one in charge of validating the developed solution.
– Type B, performed in order to support the DIH network creation (in relation to Cross- DIH Inter-Regional experiments), in which more than one DIH provide at least one service in collaboration, the mini-consortium should be composed of:
o An AI Technology Provider SME or start-up, who performs than leads the experiment, and should be the main IPR and exploitation rights owner of the solution, and the coordinator of reporting the Project Consortium by submitting the needed documentation, etc.
o Its Regional DIH, who provides the SME of services related to Skills development and Technical support and mentoring.
o Another DIH, likely an Experimental Facility owner, who also provides training and technical mentoring, and at the same time, will help with the testing and validation in order to ensure that a fine-tuned, marketable solution has been developed.
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.