To involve additional SMEs in ELISE, we allocate a part of our budget as Financial Support for Third Parties (“cascade funding”) towards SMEs. This budget will be used to initiate micro-projects for developing novel services and applications of AI to the challenges defined by the project stakeholders.
ELISE academic partners will mentor the participating SMEs. Each project has a budget of up to 60 000 euros.
The application period for the first open call was open until 1 July 2021. Applications for the funding were submitted via the FundingBox Platform