AI4Copernicus aims to create an open, inclusive and sustainable “AI-EO innovation cycle” by creating open calls. Trying to bridge the gap between AI- & data-driven innovation and providing economic, social & environmental benefits, AI4Copernicus will distribute €2 million equity-free among individuals, start-ups and SMEs. Mainly oriented in the fields of Health, Security, Energy, Agriculture & different Industrial domains.

Watch below the speed info webinars AI4Copernicus cafe in regards to open calls that answer to the following questions:

  • Where is the demand and how can we improve production (using AI and Copernicus data)
  • Ideas and proposed solutions
  • How to apply for the AI4Copernicus funding
  • Successful proposal applications

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OPENS: 30 June 2021

Type of proposal: Use-Case (TRL5)

Beneficiaries: Consortia of high-tech & at least 1 low-tech SME

€ 150k for each prototype (6 prototypes to be funded)

WHAT ACTIVITIES WE WILL SUPPORT?

Developing and testing AI technical solutions that address industrial challenges by exploiting AI resources and Earth Observation Data focusing only on:  4 industrial domains (energy, security, health, agriculture)

Prototypes: TRL5 AI prototypes

Type of beneficiaries:  SMEs, startups, spin-offs, high-tech & low-tech companies 

Dates:  1st open call Q2 2021 (Jun- Sept)

              Submission Deadline: 30th September 2021

              Selection: Nov/Dec 2021

              Projects Acceleration: Jan 2022 – April 2023

Verticals

Energy, Security, Health, Agriculture

Support program

16 months acceleration. Services included:

  • AI4Copernicus resources & tools
  • Technical Mentoring
  • Business & Sustainability Mentoring
  • Certification/ Trustmark

Results

6 AI solutions to be to be published at AI4EU


Type of proposal: Social Challenges

Beneficiaries: individuals

€ 5k for each social challenge (2 social challenges to be funded)

WHAT ACTIVITIES WE WILL SUPPORT?

Identifying, defining and addressing particular social problems/challenges that can be solved using Artificial Intelligence and Earth Observation Data (1st Stage), by SMEs that will be selected in the 4th AI4Copernicus Open Call for Use-Cases (2nd Stage)

Prototypes: None

Type of beneficiaries: individuals

Dates: 2nd open call Q3 2021 (Aug – Oct)

Submission Deadline: 31st October 2021

            Selection: Nov/Dec 2021

Verticals

Any

Support program

Non-Applicable

Results

2 citizen-driven social challenges


Type of proposal: Experiments (TRL6)

Beneficiaries: high-tech SMEs (single partner projects)

€ 80k for each prototype (8 prototypes to be funded)

WHAT ACTIVITIES WE WILL SUPPORT?

Developing and testing AI technical solutions that address industrial challenges by exploiting AI resources and Earth Observation Data focusing on any industrial domains

Prototypes: TRL6 AI prototypes

Type of beneficiaries: SMEs, startups, spin-offs, high-tech

Dates:   3rd open call Q1 2022 (Jan- April)

               Submission Deadline: 30th April 2022

               Selection: June/July 2022

               Projects Acceleration: Aug 2022 – Nov 2023

Verticals

Energy, Security, Health, Agriculture & other sectors like Maritime, Aviation, etc

Support program

16 months acceleration. Services included:

  • AI4Copernicus resources & tools
  • Technical Mentoring
  • Business & Sustainability Mentoring
  • Certification/ Trustmark

Results

8 AI solutions to be to be published at AI4EU


Type of proposal: Use-Case (TRL5)

Beneficiaries: Consortia of high-tech & at least 1 low-tech SME

€ 150k for each prototype (3 prototypes to be funded)

WHAT ACTIVITIES WE WILL SUPPORT?

Developing and testing 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.

Prototypes: TRL6 AI prototypes

Type of beneficiaries: SMEs, startups, spin-offs, high-tech

Dates:  4th open call Q1 2022 (Jan- April)

             Submission Deadline: 30th April 2022

             Selection: June/July 2022                 

              Projects Acceleration: Aug 2022 – Nov 2023

Verticals

Energy, Security, Health, Agriculture & other sectors like Maritime, Aviation, etc

Support program

16 months acceleration. Services included:

  • AI4Copernicus resources & tools
  • Technical Mentoring
  • Business & Sustainability Mentoring
  • Certification /Trustmark

Results

3 AI solutions to be to be published at AI4EU


How to apply for each call

The applicants should submit their application forms via the AI4Copernicus Open Call Platform (LINK TO THE PLATFORM WILL BE PROVIDED HERE AT THE END OF JUNE 2021 WHEN THE PORTAL OPENS)

How to stay informed

In order to stay informed about the open AI4Copernicus Open Calls submission sign up for the AI4Copernicus call mailing list on the AI4Copernicus website.

Alternatively, send us an email titled “OPEN CALLS” at:  info@ai4copernicus-project.eu.