Towards a vibrant European network of AI excellence centres
Call name: Information and Communication Technologies | Call ID:H2020-ICT-2018-20
As stated in the Coordinated Plan for AI under the European AI Strategy, the European Commission together with Member States have committed to mobilise the best research teams in Europe to join forces to tackle more efficiently major scientific and technological challenges in AI hampering the deployment of AI-based solutions as well as to mobilise and integrate the industry, fostering industry-academia collaboration, with the goal to boost Europe’s digital, industrial socio-economic capacities and ensure strategic autonomy. Advancing under this commitment, the Commission has increased its annual investments in AI by 70% under Horizon 2020, pointing at a total of EUR 1.5 billion for the period 2018-2020.
After an investment of EUR 20 million for the creation of AI4EU, an online platform that allows the exchange of AI tools and resources across Europe, with this Information and Communication Technologies call the European Commission is taking its next step towards a long-term effort to unify the European AI community and make Europe a powerhouse of AI. Over EUR 690 million are budgeted in total for two actions, in 2020:
1. Research and Innovation Action to mobilise the best researchers into networks of excellence centres that will reach a critical mass on key AI topics.
2. Coordination and Support Action to foster exchange between the selected projects, and other relevant initiatives.
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