The European project AI4Copernicus, which is coordinated by NCSR Demokritos, just launched two new rounds of Open Calls distributing more than € 1M to eleven (11) projects to solve Artificial Intelligence & Earth Observation challenges.

Following the successful completion of the first two rounds of Open Calls in 2021 (1st and 2nd) the process is now open for the 3rd and 4th rounds for proposal submission by Saturday 30 April 2022, 17.00 CEST.

The 3rd round of Open Calls for Experiments will support up to eight proposals which will develop and test AI technical solutions that address industrial challenges by exploiting AI resources and Earth Observation Data focusing on any industrial domains. Beneficiaries can be single partner projects SMEs, start-ups and spin-offs. Selected projects will receive up to € 80k for each prototype (8 prototypes to be funded) (proposals that exceed €60k and up to €80k will need to clearly justify their budgetary request) and will have access to AI4Copernicus resources and tools, technical mentoring, business and sustainability mentoring and certification. Interested parties can access detailed information via the relevant webpage on the 3rd round of Open Calls.

The 4th round of Open Calls for Use-Cases based on citizen-driven social challenges will support up to three prototypes (consortia of high-tech & at least 1 low-tech SME) which will be funded up to €150k (3-partner consortia), up to € 120k (2-partner consortia) (maximum amount per third party / per partner: up to €60k), to develop and test AI technical solutions that address the selected citizen-driven societal challenges (during 2nd Open Call) by exploiting AI resources and Earth Observation Data focusing on any industrial domains. Interested parties can access detailed information via the dedicated webpage on the 4th round of Open Calls.

Potential applicants can gain an overview of all the Open Calls of the project on the dedicated webpage and also get answers to possible questions at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. For further clarifications and questions, applicants can send an email to info@ai4copernicus-project.eu or fill in the contact form here.  

The Open Call process is now open!

Deadline for proposal submissions: 30 April 2022, 17.00 CEST

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