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Large Scale pilots on trustworthy AI data and robotics addressing key societal challenges (AI Data and Robotics Partnership)
|Funding Program||Horizon Europe - Cluster 4 - Destination 6: A Human-centred and Ethical Development of Digital and Industrial Technologies|
|Funding rate||60% (NPO: 100%)|
|Call budget||€ 24,000,000.00|
|Estimated EU contribution per project||around € 8,000,000.00|
|Link to the call||ec.europa.eu|
|Link to the submission||ec.europa.eu|
AI based solutions and tools can boost societal wellbeing and economic growth. To promote their deployment and uptake, there is a need to test and improve their robustness, performance and reliability in real-world scenarios and on concrete use cases to identify and overcome barriers to their deployment.
AI is key to maintain European sovereignty in major industrial sectors strategic for Europe. Human-centric approaches are key to acceptance and to ensure safety, security and protection of fundamental rights. To assure safety and human acceptance trust is mandatory. AI based solutions and tools can boost societal wellbeing and economic growth. To promote their deployment and uptake, there is a need to test and improve their robustness, performance and reliability in real-world scenarios and on concrete use cases to identify and overcome barriers to their deployment. Large scale pilots involving industry and end users can demonstrate how AI, Data and Robotics enabled solutions can benefit, both industry as well as a society, demonstrating robustness and “trustworthiness” (in all its dimension). Pilots should target technological advances with large scale potential impact ion strategically important sectors with large societal impacts such as healthcare, improved working and/or living conditions, etc.
Multidisciplinary research and innovation activities should address all of the following:
All proposals should demonstrate the assessment criteria upon which the proposed sectors/use-cases have been selected (e.g. in terms of socioeconomic factors, etc.).
All proposals are furthermore expected to embed mechanisms to assess and demonstrate progress (with qualitative and quantitative KPIs, benchmarking and progress monitoring, as well as illustrative application use-cases demonstrating concrete potential added value), and share communicable results with the European R&D community, through the AI-on-demand platform or Digital Industrial Platform for Robotics, public community resources, to maximise re-use of results, either by developers, or for uptake, and optimise efficiency of funding; enhancing the European AI, Data and Robotics ecosystem through the sharing of results and best practice.
This topic implements the co-programmed European Partnership on AI, data and robotics.
|Regions / countries for funding||EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)|
Moldova (Moldova), Albania (Shqipëria), Armenia (Հայաստան), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina / Босна и Херцеговина), Faeroes (Føroyar / Færøerne), Georgia (საქართველო), Island (Ísland), Israel (ישראל / إِسْرَائِيل), Kosovo (Kosova/Kosovë / Косово), Montenegro (Црна Гора), Morocco (المغرب), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Tunisia (تونس /Tūnis), Türkiye, Ukraine (Україна), United Kingdom
|eligible entities||EU Body, Education and training institution, International organization, Natural Person, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)|
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the following countries:
Only legal entities forming a consortium are eligible to participate in actions provided that the consortium includes, as beneficiaries, three legal entities independent from each other and each established in a different country as follows:
Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.
A ‘legal entity’ means any natural or legal person created and recognised as such under national law, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations, or an entity without legal personality.
|other eligibility criteria|
Activities are expected to start at TRL 3-5 and achieve TRL 6-7 by the end of the project.
For the Technology Readiness Level (TRL), the following definitions apply:
Competitiveness of Enterprises, Employment/Labour Market, SME & entrepreneurship,
Digitalisation, Digital Society, ICT
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
All proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funders & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals must be complete and contain all parts and mandatory annexes and supporting documents, e.g. plan for the exploitation and dissemination of the results including communication activities, etc.
The application form will have two parts:
Annexes and supporting documents will be directly available in the submission system and must be uploaded as PDF files (or other formats allowed by the system).
The limit for a full application (Part B) is 45 pages.
|Call documents|| HE-Work Programme 2023-2024, Cluster 4, Destination 6 (799kB)
|Contact||National Contact Points for Horizon Europe |
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