ELSA Industry Call
The European Lighthouse on Safe and Secure AI (ELSA) connects the best artificial intelligence and machine learning researchers from across Europe to make AI solutions safe and foster applicability.
The growing network builds on and extends ELLIS, an internationally recognized pan-European AI network of excellence.
Now, ELSA is looking for SMEs and Startups to collaborate on methods, software solutions, or benchmarks into applications and services, bringing them into industrial use.
Apply to join ELSA for a 6-month program funded by the European Union and receive:
• Up to € 60.000 (lump sum) to develop AI/Machine Learning applications
• Visibility through ELSA online channels and events, and dissemination in the ELSA community.
ELSA is looking for projects based on AI applications that engage with the network in the categories “Methodology”, “Software/Tools”, “Benchmarks” relevant but not limited to ELSA’s 6 use cases (see list below) in the scope of safe and secure AI.
ELSA is focused on 3 research programs but applications are not limited to them as long as the proposals will address high-impact societal and economic challenges using machine learning.
– Health (Federated genome medicine)
– Autonomous Driving (Robust perception)
– Robotics (Learning through human interaction)
– Media Analytics (Tackling disinformation)
– Cybersecurity (Malware detection)
– Document intelligence (Document VQA)
– Technical Robustness and Safety
– Privacy-Preserving Techniques and Infrastructure
– Human Agency and Oversight
At a minimum, the projects need to reach TRL 5 and show a validation of technology in an industrial relevant environment of one of the use cases. Applicants will be able and are encouraged to offer their own contributions in order to reach even higher TRL levels up to 7.
ELSA project is looking for SMEs. Applicants, at the moment of applying, must be officially registered legal entities
– The Member States of the European Union and its Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) or
– Associated Countries to Horizon Europe or
– The United Kingdom.
Applicants need a scientific advisor, who they should look for at the beginning of the application process and who must be part of the ELSA network (https://www.elsa-ai.eu/network.html) or at least be an ELLIS member (https://ellis.eu/members).
The advisor will support the SMEs during all phases of the project, starting with a letter on why they support and advise the SME’s project in the application phase.