ELISE: 1st Open Call

Are you an Innovative Startup or SME that wants to develop Artificial Intelligence solutions for the industry or society?


ELISE European Network of AI Excellence Centres is a network of artificial intelligence research hubs where the best European researchers in Machine Learning and AI work together to attract talent, foster research through collaboration and inspire and be inspired by industry and society.

ELISE will select 16 SMEs and start-ups that develop AI services or applications in one of the ELISE/ELLIS focus areas with the support of a Scientific Advisor.

Selected companies will enter the 6-month program and receive:

  • Up to € 60.000 to develop AI/Machine Learning applications in one of ELISE focus areas.

  • Visibility through ELISE online channels and events, and dissemination in the ELLIS community.


What kind of projects are they looking for?

ELISE is looking for projects based on AI applications that address the development and implementation of technology and systems in at least one focus area. Focus areas are based on ELISE/ELLIS research programs but are not limited to them as long as the proposals will address high-impact societal and economic challenges using machine learning. 

What is the scientific advisor?

The scientific advisor is a researcher invited by the applicant, who agrees to advise the SME (startup) in developing the AI application or service. The advisor must have a Ph.D. in a field that is relevant to the project. The advisor must be independent and cannot have any formal links with the applicant (NDA, non-disclosure agreement will not be considered as a formal link). We highly recommend you to have the scientific advisor from ELLIS/ELISE community (https://ellis.eu/members), but this is not mandatory.


Apply here: https://elise.fundingbox.com/

Deadline: 1st of July 2021 at 13:00 CEST