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AI-as-a-Service for the Deep Edge

Project description

An AI-as-a-Service platform to unlock the Deep Edge potential

Artificial intelligence (AI) design is an integral part of every smart device and application that we use daily. The developments in the field are growing at a fast pace as there is a constant need for new frameworks to use and optimise applications. The EU-funded BonsAPPs project aims to develop a fully functional, scalable AI-as-a-Service layer that will interoperate with the AI on-demand platform as an external service. This innovation will enhance an existing AI platform to cover experimentation, benchmarking, deployment, and secure licensing of AI solutions at the Deep Edge, such as the AI embedded in all our everyday smart devices.


BonsAPPs will develop a fully functional (TRL-8), scalable AI-as-a-Service layer (AI-aaS) that will interoperate with the AI on demand platform as an external service. The service layer will enhance an existing AI platform (Bonseyes Marketplace) to cover experimentation, benchmarking, deployment and secure licensing of AI solutions at the Deep Edge. Project-funded Use Cases will demonstrate how Bonseyes Marketplace Platform simplifies time-consuming non-functional tasks in AI design, produces AI at a lower cost and offers specific means to scale innovations once put into the market. Two rounds of use cases will drive supply from AI professionals and demand from End Users to explore the potential gains of AI at the Deep Edge. End users, mainly SMEs/non-tech users lacking internal innovation capacities, will receive guidance in launching Industry Challenges fitting their needs. Specialized AI developers and integrators (AI Talents) will engage with them into an open innovation cycle to solve challenges; Edge AI Apps will be developed and integrated in Solutions at the Deep Edge using different deployment platforms. Coordinated by an AI SME-aware of existing barriers to bring AI innovations into the market, eight complementary partners participate: six technology partners in charge of frontend, backend , security and licensing and interoperability with development platforms, (will also provide technical support to the Use Case Owners); a specialist in Open Call Management; a specialist in digital business coordinating communication and dissemination. AI Talents involved will also have the possibility, under specific re-use licensing framework, of commercializing these results (develop new Apps/Solutions for other end users). Engagement of all relevant audiences (AI4EU community, AI researchers/developers, non-tech SMEs, clusters and value-chain leaders) is secured by the outreach capacities of partners to startups, corporate-led/RTO-led AI and Digital Innovation Hubs.

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Net EU contribution
€ 2 477 564,99
Route de Moutier 14
2800 Delemont

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Jura
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 2 477 564,99

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