Open calls for SMEs for industry-academia collaboration

We invest in industrial innovation and applications through rapid micro-projects with European Small and Medium Sized Companies (SMEs).

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.
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