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Join the AI-ROBOTICS vs COVID-19 initiative of the European AI Alliance

The European Commission launches an initiative to collect ideas about deployable Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics solutions as well as information on other initiatives that could help face the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The initiative aims to create a unique repository that is easily accessible to all citizens, stakeholders and policymakers and become part of the common European response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

How to contribute?

  • You have developed an AI system or built a robotic tool that can be deployed either immediately or in the short to mid-term in the context of disease prevention, diagnosis or treatment.

Suggest your AI or robotic solution here

  • You are an individual or part of an organisation that has already launched an initiative involving your community and other stakeholders in a discussion on the role that technology and AI in particular could play during the current healthcare crisis.

Insert your initiative here

  • You have further ideas or would like to share relevant  Information (including other initiatives).

Suggest your ideas via the European AI Alliance

Funding opportunities

The European Commission is analysing funding opportunities that could be used to support some of these solutions/initiatives.

€56 million call for solutions using medical technologies, digital tools and artificial intelligence

May to June 2020 - A new call  launched on May 19th, aims to the quick deployment of new solutions with the use of medical technologies, digital tools and artificial intelligence. The call makes available €56 million to help with increasing response capabilities to the coronavirus crisis, improving the recovery, and better preparing for similar emergencies in the future.

Find out more about the call

A webinar dedicated to separate topics of the call was organised on May 20th.

Watch the recordings of the webinar


April to June 2020 - The H2020 project DIH-HERO launched an emergency call for projects to boost robotic solutions that can be deployed quickly in the healthcare sector.

In total DIH-HERO offers up to €5 million in open calls to fight against COVID-19:

  • Up to €1 million for the Emergency COVID-19 call (approx. €100,000 per application, call closed on 17/04/2020)
  • In addition, the €4 million Technology Transfer Experiment call is still open, and COVID-19 related proposals are more than welcome (max. €200,000 per application, deadline 15/06/2020).

Apply for the DIH-HERO call

Other funding opportunities against the COVID-19 outbreak