Last updated: 14.07.2021

Title Body Budget Deadline Description
Exploring the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Extracting and Integrating Data obtained through New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) for Chemical Risk Assessment EU 1,300,000.00 EUR 05.08.2021 CET

The purpose of this call for tender will be to explore the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for extracting and integrating data obtained through New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) for chemical risk assessment.

Artificial intelligence, big data and democracy EU 9,000,000.00 EUR 20.04.2022 CET

Protect fundamental rights and European values from possible threats stemming from unregulated use of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data applications. Explore the potential of AI and big data to reinforce fundamental rights and European values. Examine the effectiveness of monitoring and control protocols of established legislation and non-regulatory measures over AI and big data development and implementations. Introduction of values-based frameworks to inform data governance and regulate the use of AI and big data. Innovative uses of AI and big data to enhance citizen engagement and democracy.

Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for diagnosis and treatment of paediatric cancer EU 1,330,000.00 EUR 20.07.2021 CET

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are powerful tools allowing for complex data analytics on large-scale data sets with great potential for fostering precision cancer medicine for all young people in Europe. Further advances in the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric oncology will require multinational, multidisciplinary integrated healthcare and research data platforms that will allow real world data simulations of machine-learning algorithms and artificial intelligence that can be exploited in data-driven clinical decision support applications that directly benefit patients.

Clinical validation of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for treatment and care EU 263,000,000.00 EUR 21.09.2021 CET

Based on existing (pre)clinical evidence, proposals should focus on implementing clinical studies to validate AI-based solutions comparing their benefits versus standard-of-care treatments in non-communicable diseases. Proposals should pay special attention to the usability, performance and safety of the AI-based solutions developed, and above all to their clinical evaluation and (cost-)effectiveness in view of their inclusion into current clinical guidelines for personalised treatments following current EU regulatory framework.

Trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) tools to predict the risk of chronic non-communicable diseases and/or their progression EU 170,000,000.00 EUR 06.09.2022 CET

Proposals are expected to develop and test AI tools for assessing and predicting the risk of developing a disease and/or the risk of disease progression once it is diagnosed, taking into account the individuals’ (or groups) genotypes, phenotypes, life-style, occupational/environmental stressors and/or socio-economic and behavioural characteristics, as necessary. Sex and gender aspects should be considered, wherever relevant.

Pushing the limit of robotics cognition (AI, Data and Robotics Partnership) (RIA) EU 311,900,000.00 EUR 21.10.2021 CET

Proposals are expected to develop technologies and systems that significantly enhance the cognitive ability of robots from the current state of the art to achieve greater levels of interaction and autonomy.

European Network of AI Excellence Centres: Pillars of the European AI lighthouse (RIA) EU 96,500,000.00 EUR 21.10.2021 CET

Proposals will bring together the best European research teams around AI to join forces and address major technical as well as sector- or societal-driven challenges in strengthening excellence, networking, multidisciplinarity and developing academia-industry synergies, as relevant.

Digitalisation as an enabler of agroecological farming systems EU 185,000,000.00 EUR 06.10.2021 CET

A successful proposal should support the farm to fork’s strategy objective of a transition to a fair, healthy and resilient European agriculture sector, in particular the goal of promoting agroecology, by improving understanding of the potential of digitalisation as an enabler of agroecology, a transformative, sustainable, healthy, resilient and inclusive approach to farming that can minimise farming pressure on ecosystems while generating fair economic returns for farmers.

Tackling gender, race and other biases in AI (RIA) EU 206,000,000.00 EUR 21.10.2021 CET

Proposals should focus on the development of tools and processes for design, testing and validation, including software engineering methodologies. The proposed approaches should also build tools to support deployment and uptake, auditing, certification (where appropriate). The inclusion of underrepresented and marginalised groups in the design development, and training of the AI systems, and a transdisciplinary approach, involving multidisciplinary and intersectorial partners in the consortium will be essential.

Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction for extreme climate events: from early warning systems to long term adaptation and resilience building EU 26,000,000.00 EUR 23.11.2021 CET

In contemporary society, the capacity of communities and governments to manage expected and/or unexpected extreme climate events depends heavily on effective governance throughout the entire Disaster Risk Management cycle. This covers operational mechanisms ranging from short-term actions (e.g. early warning and forecast-based actions) to long-term adaptation strategies and resilience building, including nature-based solutions. A coherent integration between Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Adaptation policies and Sustainable Development Goals as fostered by the European Green Deal and major UN initiatives should result in a comprehensive resilience framework, while improving synergies and coherence among the institutions and international agencies involved.

AI for human empowerment (AI, Data and Robotics Partnership) (RIA) EU 121,000,000.00 EUR 05.04.2022 CET

All proposals should contribute to build the next level of perception, visualisation, interaction and collaboration, and understanding between humans and AI systems working together as partners to achieve common goals, sharing mutual understanding of each other’s abilities and respective roles.

Artificial intelligence for sustainable agile manufacturing EU 403,000,000.00 EUR 23.09.2021 CET

This topic focuses on manufacturing and process industries, addressing the entire lifecycle of products and services from design to remanufacturing and including all the aspects primarily relevant for industrial production. The objective is to exploit the potential of AI as a transformation tool to support circular production in the entire manufacturing and process industry, with due consideration for standardisation activities when relevant. AI will be a strategic instrument to improve sustainability, agility and resilience to external and internal influences, taking account of the European Green Deal objectives. AI applications will be capable of optimising their actions based on limited human input, thanks to context awareness and information sensed from the physical environment, and will have the long useful lifetime typical of industrial environments.

Enabling research infrastructure services for better use of imaging data to address challanges in thematic research areas EU 112,200,000.00 EUR 23.09.2021 CET

The availability of high-performance image analysis tools, including those based on AI, through the provision of RI services, has a great potential to improve the use of image data for research purposes. These services enable better use of imaging data by aligning data formats, ensuring better data quality and noise reduction, improving interoperability, applying advanced data analysis, interpretation and potentially visualisation, as well as by integrating imaging data with other data sets of different types.

Innovative and customizable services for EOSC EU 59,000,000.00 EUR 23.09.2021 CET

The aim is to provide researchers with a set of highly innovative new services that would exploit, in a structural way, cloud-based EOSC technologies and European compute and data management capacities.

Verifiable robustness, energy efficiency and transparency for trustworthy AI: Scientific excellence boosting industrial competitiveness (AI, Data and Robotics Partnership) (RIA) EU 206,000,000.00 EUR 21.10.2021 CET

Develop trustworthy AI technology, key for acceptance, to take full advantage of the huge benefits such technology can offer, and demonstrate the benefits in particular applications. This will require improvement in transparency: explainability, accountability and responsibility, safety, expected levels of technical performance (accuracy, robustness, level of ‘intelligence’ and autonomy, etc.) which are guaranteed/verifiable and with corresponding confidence levels.

AI to fight disinformation (RIA) EU 206,000,000.00 EUR 21.10.2021 CET

The Media Action Plan is developed around three areas: recovery, transformation, and enabling and empowerment. Research and innovation is key to the area of the transformation. Innovative digital solutions play an important role in ensuring a pluralistic access to trustworthy and meaningful information and quality content.

European coordination, awareness, standardisation & adoption of trustworthy European AI, data and robotics (AI, data and robotics partnership) (CSA) EU 206,000,000.00 EUR 21.10.2021 CET

Outcome 1: Efficient AI, Data and Robotics Public-Private Partnership supporting the community and the implementation of the SRIDA[1]. Reinforced links among initiatives in AI, Data and Robotics in H2020, Horizon Europe, Digital Europe Programme, and other programmes (Networks of excellence centres, DIHs, pilots, data platforms, and other projects). Widespread educational and outreach programmes Increased adoption of AI technologies in all Member States and Associated Countries, towards elimination of gaps between Member States and Associated Countries. Increased adoption of trustworthy AI, data and robotics in procurement both public and private (B2B, B2C, B2G, etc.) Standardisation methods for trustworthy and ethical AI to foster AI, data and robotics industry, and in support of the Commission regulatory framework. Outcome 2: Efficient support to the research community via the AI-on-demand-platform[2], a public community resource.

AI, Data and Robotics for the green deal (AI, data and robotics partnership) (IA) EU 311,900,000.00 EUR 21.10.2021 CET

Proposals are expected to integrate and optimise AI, data and robotics solutions in order to demonstrate, by addressing use-cases scenarios in actual or highly realistic operating environments, how they can directly contribute to the Green Deal. The proposed methodology should be supported by industry or service relevant KPIs, making the case for the added value of such technologies, and demonstrating scalability, and deployment potential. Technology performance as well as added value to the application field should be demonstrated by qualitative and quantitative KPIs, demonstrators, benchmarking and progress monitoring. The environmental impacts of the proposed solutions should also be taken into account when making the case for the added value of the technology for the environment.

Roadmap for next generation computing and systems technologies (CSA) EU 141,000,000.00 EUR 21.10.2021 CET

To support the European Commission and the European computing constituency by providing to them annually updated roadmaps for research and innovation related to computing. This topic is overarching and building the bridge between Destinations 3 (heading “From Cloud to Edge to IoT for European Data”), Destination 4 (“Ultra Low Power Processors”), as well as the Joint Undertakings on Key Digital Technologies, Smart Networks and Services, and high-performance computing (HPC). This effort builds on the achievements and structures established by the HIPEAC project and think tank of all renowned European research centres on computing “at large” and their key experts. Both the academic visions as well as the industrial perspective should be taken into account.

Future European platforms for the Edge: Meta Operating Systems (RIA) EU 141,000,000.00 EUR 21.10.2021 CET

Europe needs to strengthen its supply and value chains in cloud to edge computing by integrating relevant elements of computing, connectivity, IoT, AI and cybersecurity. Exploiting network functions such as adhoc - cloud/fog communication not limited to 5G , the objective is to develop meta operating systems for the edge that enable cloud and edge computing orchestrations by bringing computation, data and intelligence closer to where the data is produced (sensors and devices) and by which volume, variety, interoperability, and velocity should be handled efficiently and securely. This will make AI training and inference at the edge viable and lead to a next generation of internet-enabled automation concepts virtualizing computing and networking functions, multi-state analytics and digital twinning of underlying objects to improve end-to-end response time, to optimise the CO2 footprint and benefit from the use of renewable energy sources. Validation should be done through proof of concept or prototype implementations for at least 3 different applications in domains such as mobility, logistics, manufacturing, energy and other utilities, buildings or farming.

AI for cybersecurity reinforcement EU 67,500,000.00 EUR 21.10.2021 CET

Artificial intelligence (AI) is present in almost every application area where massive data are involved. Understanding the implications and possible side effects for cybersecurity however requires deep analysis, including further research and innovation. On the one hand, AI can be used to improve response and resilience such us for the early detection of threats and other malicious activities with the aim to more accurately identify, prevent and stop attacks. On the other hand, attackers are increasingly powering their tools by using AI or by manipulating AI systems (including the AI systems used to reinforce cybersecurity).