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Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing for Sustainable Applications at SMEs

Project description

Assisting the growth of SME AI innovations

AI has shown many benefits across various sectors and industries, leading to an increase in the development of innovative solutions to expand those benefits even further. In this context, the EU-funded ARISE project, recognising the benefits of AI, aims to develop a consortium that will assist SMEs in the effective and efficient development and commercial deployment of novel AI-based technologies for the manufacturing sector, specifically for AI enabled applications at the edge. The project will mostly focus on technologies that help reduce emissions, waste as well as carbon footprint. It will offer SMEs easily accessible AI expert help and guidance.


The AIRISE project will support European SMEs in the uptake of Artificial Intelligence applied to manufacturing, with a specific focus on the use of AI-enabled applications at the edge. The key objective for applications is a reduction of waste and carbon footprint while ensuring the resilient operation of manufacturing. The consortium will create an eco-system where the project’s AI experts will support experimenting SMEs and connect them to Digital Innovation Hubs and commercial companies to achieve real-world applications. Open Calls will allow SMEs to easily access AI expert competence through first-stage assessments that identify the status and potential and through further proposals that support them in running pilot applications and validation experiments. The ambition of AIRISE is to support more than 500 cases from SMEs and mid-caps on key AI applications at the edge. Support from the consortium will be complemented on security and connectivity by involving external resources in cybersecurity and IoT and on smart working environments by offerings on operator interfaces and collaborative robots.


Net EU contribution
€ 4 201 562,50
265 04 Rio Patras

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 4 201 562,50

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