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AI4Media – Open Call #2

11 11+00:00 November, 2022 @ 8:00 - 17:00

AI4Media – Open Call #2









50.000,00 €





The AI4Media – Open Call #2 will fund projects implemented by single entities (groups of entities are not eligible) that are considered eligible under H2020 rules. The following type of entities are invited to submit their innovative research or application ideas:

  • European mid-caps, SMEs, and micro-SMEs (as defined in EU law – EU recommendation 2003/3611).
  • Individual entrepreneurs and individual sole-traders (established in an eligible country, section 2.1.2; eligibility is about the person’s residence and not origin).
  • European secondary and higher education establishments, research institutes and other not-for-profit research organisations.


Single legal entities established in any of the following countries are eligible to participate in the AI4Media – Open Call #2:

  • The Member States(MS) of the European Union (EU), including their outermost regions.
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to the Member States.
  • H2020 associated countries (those that have signed an agreement with the EU as identified in Article 7 of the Horizon 2020 Regulation): according to the updated list published by the EC.
  • UK applicants are eligible under the conditions set by the EC for H2020 participation at the time of the deadline of the call.



The main objective of the AI4Media – Open Call #2 is to engage entrepreneurs, companies (e.g., SMEs, mid-caps) and researchers that develop and integrate applied research in the field of AI, to develop new and innovative research and applications for AI. Such developments must contribute to the enrichment of the pool of research and technological tools to be made available – via AI4Media – on the AI4EU (AI-on-Demand) platform. The submitted proposals must be aligned with one of the open call’s tracks and respective challenges, described in what follows.

  • RESEARCH track
    • Targets academia and researchers working in the AI field to increase the value of the AI4Media ecosystem by developing and integrating new research in AI media domains. Five research projects will be funded in this track.

Targets AI stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, companies (micro-SMEs, SMEs, midcaps) to submit ideas for innovative AI applications for the media sector by building on the existing research from AI4Media or by adopting AI solutions from other sectors and adapting them to the media sector. Applications are expected to have a minimum TRL of 7.


Eligible Activities

In addition to the listed tracks, the AI4Media – Open Call #2 is structured around specific challenges that have been defined to provide value to the AI4Media ecosystem and contribute to the richness of the AI4EU platform.

When preparing a proposal, the applicant must select the track and challenge to which the proposal will be submitted. A total of 19 challenges have been defined.

RESEARCH TRACK CHALLENGES (Maximum 2 for each challenge)

  • C1-R Reinforcement learning and the challenge of generalisation
  • C2-R Evolutionary learning and the challenge of evaluating quality
  • C3-R Scarce data and the cross-media transfer of knowledge
  • C4-R New decentralised collaborative learning paradigms for AI
  • C5-R Quantum Reinforcement Learning for classical data processing
  • C6-R Frugal cross-modal representation for media research
  • C7-R Broadening the spectrum of Interpretable AI
  • C8-R Standardising AI datasets and model creation
  • C9-R Novel AI-powered enablers for social media research
  • C10-R Social media alert system to avoid the attention gathering loop
  • C11-R Representative and Inclusive Depictions of AI
  • C12-R-OPEN Open Research Challenge


APPLICATION TRACK CHALLENGES (Maximum 2 for each challenge)

  • C1-A Realising a hybrid AI application in AI4EU Experiments
  • C2-A AI global support to informative content production
  • C3-A New learning methods for music overcoming scarce data
  • C4-A AI for suggesting visually appealing images based on text
  • C5-A Recommender Systems to Support Exploratory Research with Media
  • C6-A AI for automated testing and sound synthesis
  • C7-A-OPEN Open Application Challenge


For Open Call #2, a total of 500.000,00 € will be made available:

  • Projects funded under the Research track will run for 12 months and receive up to 50.000,00 € each. Five research projects will be funded in this track.
  • Projects funded under the Application track will run for 9 months and receive up to 50.000,00 € each. Five application projects will be funded under this track.

The total amount requested must represent 100% of the project costs (including indirect cots). All proposals will be required to provide a justification of the planned costs and resources of the project.

For approved projects, the funds will be disbursed in lump sums at the end of the three sprints and pending the achievement of agreed milestones and deliverables. Eligible costs include: project management activities; research activities; technical developments; testing and piloting activities; communication and promotion activities; travel (as required). The type of costs that may be reported include human resources, other direct costs, and indirect costs (25% of personnel and other direct costs). Subcontracting is not eligible in this open call.

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11 11+00:00 November, 2022
8:00 - 17:00
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