Deployment of the AI-on-demand platform

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The call Deployment of the AI-on-demand platform (ID: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-B-03-AI-ON), in the framework of the fourth round of calls for proposals for Digital Europe, targets Specific Objective 2 of the programme, which aims to strengthen the EU’s capacities in artificial intelligence (AI), cloud to edge computing and data as a key driver for the digital transformation of the public and private sectors.

Following the call opened on May 11 on Cloud Data and Artificial Intelligence, which brought together a total of 6 topics, on May 26 a further call was opened on the subject of AI for the creation of an AI-on-demand platform.

The objective of this action is to develop and deploy the AI-on-demand platform, providing the requirements and underlying mechanisms for such platform.

The awarded project will develop and deploy the AI-on-demand platform, taking into account the proposed requirements and mechanisms to optimise the impact of the AI-on-demand platform.

The platform will gather all the AI resources (algorithms and tools), and make them available to the potential users, businesses and public administration, with the necessary services to facilitate their integration. Activities shall build on results from the preparatory action, as well as previous relevant projects such as the AI-on-demand platform and the European Language Grid initiated under Horizon 2020. In addition, the platform should mobilise the European innovators to provide their products and services on the platform. The platform should become the reference for any user (industry or public service), a one-stop-shop to access AI tools to integrate into solutions, products, and services: a common good and market place for AI resources.

The call funds projects in the Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) category, which receive a contribution of up to 100% of the eligible costs.

The consortium should include representation of relevant European industrial sectors, including SMEs, taking into account both AI providers and consumers. 

The budget allocated on this call is 28 million euros. The deadline for the submission is 29 August 2023. 

Official documents to submit the application are available here

Written by: Margherita Genua

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