StairwAI 1st Open Call for Pilots

This EU funded project targets low-tech users to facilitate their engagement in the AI4EU platform, which will be achieved through a new service layer enriching the functionalities of the on-demand platform and containing:

  • a multilingual interaction layer
  • a horizontal matchmaking service and
  • a vertical matchmaking service

To test the above-mentioned new services, StairwAI is targeting SMEs working in low-tech sectors that do not have immediate access nor knowledge on AI techniques, matching them with cloud providers and AI experts.

StairwAI will select 14 low-tech SMEs to perform a feasibility study and pilot for the adoption of AI. Applicants have to focus on addressing one of the challenge areas using a set of AI tools and resources that will be available on the AI4EU platform.

StairwAI offers:

  • Financial support (up to €60 000)
  • Support from Technical Mentor with a wide background in AI and knowledge of technologies offered within the project,
  • Support from Business Mentor to help define the Business Model and the Exploitation Plan for market deployment,
  • Experts in AI (mentors and system integrators),
  • HW resources to support deploying the pilot,
  • AI resources and tools available on AI4EU Platform.

Who can apply?

Low-tech SMEs (registered as legal entities) established in:

  • The Member States of the European Union and its Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) or
  • Associated Countries to H2020,
  • The United Kingdom.

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