Open Calls

TYPE-A Open Call is closed

The Type-A Open Call, which provides up to €100,000 funding for the AI solution providers to integrate their solutions for the SMEs in manufacturing sector to the KITT4SME platform has been closed on 15th December 2021.

 

Stay tuned for the Type-B open call!

A second round of the Open Calls (Type-B) is foreseen in the second part of the project under the same topic and will invite small Consortia (teams of partners: approx. 2-3) which include at least one solution provider and at least one manufacturing end-user. The total budget of the call will be 1,5 Million Euros. To be the first to learn the most recent updates about the Type-B open calls, please subscribe to the website and follow us on Twitter and Linkedin.

About KITT4SME Open Calls

KITT4SME is an EU-funded project which provides the IT-infrastructure and core AI-based software modules to support the production by SMEs and mid-caps from the manufacturing world. The project will launch two rounds of Open Calls, namely Type-A and Type-B: 

  • Type-A: invites solution providers, that is SMEs and mid-caps which develop AI-based software solutions with a value for the manufacturing industry (launched in July 2021) 
  • Type-B: invites small teams of solution providers and end-users to conduct pilot experiments (will be launched in 2022). 

 Applicants will be eligible for up to 100.000€ per entity and have many opportunities to gain exposure by joining the RAMP Marketplace – a community of developers and end-users for Industry 4.0 – and through the I4MS initiative

Why should you apply? 

  • Get exposure through the project’s testing and dissemination activities or through RAMP (if you choose to keep their solution in RAMP) 
  • Gain technical support on interfacing their solutions with FIWARE based platforms and introduce their solution to the KITT4SME architecture and ecosystem 
  • Make use of RAMP’s matchmaking functionality (end-users search for solutions that are available to them through the marketplace via ‘smart search’) 
  • Get access to pilot experiments and validate their solutions with real data. This is expected to help solution providers to obtain demonstrable success stories from real manufacturing environments and thus enrich their marketing activities. Gain visibility in the RAMP and the wider I4MS ecosystem 
  • Gain funding for the integration to the platform and the validation of your AI component 

Why we do it? 

  • Validate the ability of the KITT4SME platform to scale-up and increase the number of the solutions offered to the (SME) manufacturing community 
  • Validate the business objective of the project to create a link between (technical) solution providers and (manufacturing) end-users 
  • Increase the number of ‘industry-ready’ AI solutions that provide real benefits in the manufacturing shopfloor solving existing challenges, offered via the Marketplace (for the solution providers that opt to keep their solutions in RAMP) 
  • Test and validate the ability of the Marketplace to host new solutions (even beyond the duration of the project) in an ‘easy to integrate’ fashion 
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