Open calls for SMEs for industry-academia collaboration
Industry collaboration
We invest in industrial innovation and applications through implementing rapid micro-projects with European SME's.
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. The proposal submission and selection procedure for these micro-projects will be done through the ‘FundingBox Platform’,

The management will be done in an efficient and rapid way that is transparent, free of conflicts of interest, confidential and non-discriminatory, in order to ensure equal treatment of all participants. ELISE academic partners will mentor the participating SMEs. The results of the micro-projects, each with a budget of at most 60 000 €, will be reviewed at the end, after which the validated micro-projects will receive the budgeted funding.

Further information concerning the program, timeline and application process will be added soon. Stay tuned!
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