AI4Media will support funded SMEs in the development of these applications and help them take the solutions to the market. The open calls will be launched in September 2021. Stay tuned!
OPEN CALL OVERVIEW
The Open Call aims to engage entrepreneurs, companies (e.g., SMEs, mid-caps) and researchers that regularly develop and integrate applied research in the field of AI, to develop new research and applications for AI, and contribute to the enrichment of the available pool of research and technological tools.
The Open Call targets two types of projects, divided into tracks:
Track #1: RESEARCH
Targets academia and researchers working in AI/ media to increase the value of the AI4Media ecosystem by developing and integrating new research in AI media domains.
Projects funded under the Research track will run for 12 months and receive up to €50.000 each.
Track #2: APPLICATION
Targets entrepreneurs, companies (micro-SMEs, SMEs, mid-caps) to develop innovative AI applications for the media sector by building on the research coming out of AI4Media or by adopting AI solutions from other sectors to the media sector.
Projects funded under the Application track will run for 9 months and receive up to €50.000 each.
Through this open call, 10 projects will be selected (5 from each track) which have addressed one of the following research or application-driven challenges.
The Research track aims to attract and engage researchers with innovative ideas, capacity and knowledge to contribute to the development and integration of new research in AI media domains. The financial support available for this track is targeted at research stakeholders aiming to integrate their research within the AI4Media ecosystem and demonstrators.
Total duration: 12 months
Activities: Research and development activities associated to the AI domain, aligned with the AI4Media scope and of value to the project demonstrators.
Budget per project: Up to €50,000
Target: European secondary and higher education establishments, research institutes and other not-for-profit research organizations.
The Application track aims to attract RTOs, SMEs and industrial labs to present innovative AI applications for the media sector either by creating additional value to research results coming out of AI4Media or adopting AI solutions from other sectors to the media sector.
Total duration: 9 months
Activities: Development of innovative AI applications for the media sector following a market-ready approach
Budget per project: Up to €60,000 (suggested will be €50,000)
Target: European mid-caps, SMEs and micro-SMEs; web entrepreneurs and individual sole-traders.
HOW TO APPLY?
The AI4Media – Open Call #1 will be managed using the F6S platform.
The deadline for submitting your proposal to the open call is 1 December 2021 at 17h00 CET (Brussels time).
Follow our social media channels for information on the planned open call webinars to learn more about the funding programme and the application process.