The available funding is divided into two tracks – Research and Application – with two open calls per track.
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The Research track aims to attract and engage researchers with innovative ideas, capacity and knowledge to contribute to the development and integration of new research in AI media domains. The financial support available for this track is targeted at research stakeholders aiming to integrate their research within the AI4Media ecosystem and demonstrators.
Total duration: 12 months
Activities: Research and development activities associated to the AI domain, aligned with the AI4Media scope and of value to the project demonstrators.
Budget per project: Up to €50,000
Target: European secondary and higher education establishments, research institutes and other not-for-profit research organizations.
The Application track aims to attract RTOs, SMEs and industrial labs to present innovative AI applications for the media sector either by creating additional value to research results coming out of AI4Media or adopting AI solutions from other sectors to the media sector.
Total duration: 9 months
Activities: Development of innovative AI applications for the media sector following a market-ready approach
Budget per project: Up to €60,000 (suggested will be €50,000)
Target: European mid-caps, SMEs and micro-SMEs; web entrepreneurs and individual sole-traders.