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ELISE is looking for top Artificial Intelligence start-up companies & SMEs!

ELISE, a network of artificial intelligence research hubs, is based on a high level research focused om disseminating its findings and expertise in academia, the business community, and society. The project launched the first Open Call for the best SMEs and start-up companies that are focusing on AI-based services and/or applications.

16 selected companies will enter the 6-month program and get:

  • Up to € 60.000 (lump sum) to develop new AI-based applications to address a given challenge;
  • Visibility through ELISE digital channels and events

If you would like to take part in the Open Call, submit a completed application form between April 29 and July 1: https://elise.fundingbox.com, opens an external URL in a new window


Projects should address ways to develop and implement technology and systems in a minimum one focus area as follows:

  • Geometric Deep Learning: graph, group and gauge convolutions
  • Robust Machine Learning
  • Interactive Learning and Interventional Representations
  • Machine Learning and Computer Vision
  • Robot Learning: Closing the Reality Gap
  • Human-centric Machine Learning
  • Theory, Algorithms and Computations of Modern Learning Systems
  • Quantum and physics-based Machine Learning
  • Natural Intelligence
  • Health
  • Machine Learning in Earth and Climate Sciences
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Multimedia / multimodal information
  • Information retrieval
  • Explainability and Fairness in Data Mining
  • Symbolic Machine Learning

While areas of focus are based on ELISE/ELLIS, opens an external URL in a new window research programs, they are not limited to these areas as long as the proposals address high-impact social and economic challenges using machine learning.