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AI on-demand platform for regional interoperable Digital Innovation Hubs Network

Objective

In 2019, SMEs accounted for 99.8% of all enterprises in the EU-28 non-financial business sector and accounted for the majority of the increase in value added (60%) – EU Annual Report on SMEs, (November 2019). In the last years, the EC acknowledged that a number of areas require immediate action at EU level to ensure that: (1) SMEs will increase Europe’s competitiveness in the AI landscape leaving no SME behind (2) New technologies and AI-based product, processes and services are based on European ethical values (3) SMEs get fast, trusted and secure links to data assets, AI methods and tools that can be used expediently and build on digital sovereignty. DIHs (Digital Innovation Hubs) are a fundamental European instrument that has emerged over the last decade to address these limitations and encourage the uptake of AI across the economy.
We simply need to establish the most needed link between the DIH engine and the AI4EU service platform power to ignite a virtuous cross-sectorial European economy of intelligence for SMEs at scale; precisely the SME-friendly AI vision that DIH4AI aims at fulfilling.
The DIH4AI project aims at building a network of AI-on-demand innovation and collaboration platforms, supporting joint development and provision of ecosystem-business-technology-transformation services through a sustainable network of regional DIHs specialized in AI and targeting local SMEs and local tech governmental agencies. The DIH4AI regional platforms are by design interoperable with the pan-EU AI4EU platform thanks to an interoperability framework operating at Portal, Data and Cloud levels, allowing SME-DIH-EU virtuous bi-directional collaborations at the level of shared AI resources, AI-oriented standard data models and ontologies, AI ready FAIR datasets, AI-driven user interaction and services (SAAS) and AI-compatible advanced computation facilities (PAAS and IAAS).

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 497 250

Participants (11)

ASOCIACION DE EMPRESAS TECNOLOGICAS INNOVALIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 204 500
Address
Calle Rodriguez Arias 6 Dpto 605
48008 Bilbao
Activity type
Research Organisations
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS PUBLIC SECTOR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 750
Address
Via Monte Rosa 91
20149 Milano Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATOS IT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES IBERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 258 125
Address
Ronda De Europa 5
28760 Tres Cantos Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMT TRANSFERT
France
EU contribution
€ 268 625
Address
2-2 Bis Villa Thoreton
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EKA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 205 100
Address
Via Garruba 3
70122 Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORTISS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 875
Address
Guerickestrasse 25
80805 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 316 250
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 268 250
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 144 500
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 206 200
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETA CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 105 437,50
Address
Via Giuseppe Pellizza Da Volpedo 12
20149 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)