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AI4Copernicus: 3rd call for AI and Earth observation-based experiments coming soon

AI4Copernicus will launch its third Open Call in January 2022 that supports experiments that address the development and testing of technical solutions that address industrial challenges by leveraging Artificial Intelligence resources and Earth observation data.

With this new call, 8 prototypes will be funded with 80,000 euros each. In addition, the selected experiments will benefit from a 16-month acceleration program.

AI4Copernicus is a European H2020 project that aims to bridge Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Earth Observation (EO) world by making the already developed AI4EU AI-on-demand platform, the digital environment of choice for users of Copernicus data, for researchers and innovators.

The program goals are:

  • Integrate resources and large EO data of existing providers, give access to training material and expertise and enrich the AI4EU resources catalogue.
  • Incentivise diverse AI4EU and Copernicus communities to solve real problems of business and societal value, through 4 Open Calls.
  • Drive the evolution, uptake, and impact of all involved platforms: AI4EU and the DIAS platforms, especially WEkEO, CREODIAS and MUNDI.

A series of 4 open calls have been planned, leading to: 8 small-scale experiments (smaller, single-beneficiary experimental projects targeting technology-advanced users) and 9 use-cases (larger-budget projects, involving at least one non-technology user). The open calls will necessitate the utilisation of DIAS platforms, Copernicus data, the AI4EU platform and the services and resources that will be provided by the AI4Copernicus project. Through organising, facilitating and mentoring these Open Calls, AI4Copernicus aims to reach out to new user domains and boost the use of the AI4EU platform.

SMEs, startups and high-tech spin-offs can participate in the third call. The deadline to submit applications is April 30, 2022.

To submit your application and apply for funding, rely on the strategic and operational support of the Malta Business Agency team. Request more information or a consultation by filling out the form below.


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