Under the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL), the European Commission expects to open calls for proposals to fund AI Testing and Experimentation Facilities (TEFs) in the second half of February 2022. These TEFs will be in the sectors of agri-food (€30 million), healthcare (€30 million), manufacturing (€30 million) as well as smart cities and communities (€20). These calls will be co-funded equally at EU and Member States level.
The European Commission foresees one large-scale project of a size of €40 - €60 million overall budget per sector (50% funded by DIGITAL), each of them requiring a consortium of several testing facilities across Europe. To support the community in writing the proposals, the European Commission will organise an online information day on 28 February.
This infoday follows the first one on 29 November 2021, where the Commission sought to support the community in building consortia. It marked the starting point for matchmaking that continued on the brokerage days on 2 and 3 December 2021 and on the matchmaking platform which will be available until early April.
The goal of the infoday is to raise awareness of the upcoming sectorial TEFs DIGITAL calls and to clarify questions on the call process and TEF concept, and to support consortia to find the best partners to reach their objectives.
Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory. Registration is open now.
|09:15 — 09:30||Dial-in (if necessary)|
|09:30 — 12:30||Presentation on TEFs & writing proposal|
|12:30 — 14:00||Lunch break|
|14:00 — 16:20||Presentation, Q&A and stakeholder pitches: Agri-food|
|14:00 — 16:20||Presentation, Q&A and stakeholder pitches: Healthcare|
|14:00 — 16:20||Presentation, Q&A and stakeholder pitches: Manufacturing|
|14:00 — 16:20||Presentation, Q&A and stakeholder pitches: Smart cities & communities|
Member States’ initial expression of interest in sectorial AI Testing and Experimentation co-funding (.pdf)
Testing and Experimentation Facilities
Matchmaking Platform for Horizon Europe and sectorial AI TEFs under DIGITAL
Event report for first sectorial AI TEF infoday with recordings, presentations and posters
Call for proposals | 22 February 2022
The EU is launching a call for proposals in the field of Cloud Data and Testing and Experimentation Facilities under the Digital Europe Programme. Information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tender Opportunities portal.
Event report | 04 March 2022
Find recordings, posters and presentations following the final online information day about calls for proposals for AI sectorial Testing and Experimentation Facilities.