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EIC Accelerator Challenges online Info Day - Work Programme 2024

Tune in on Tuesday 16 January 2024 for a half-day online Info Day dedicated to the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Challenges under the EIC Work Programme 2024.

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Access2EIC is a 7-year CSA to support the EIC and the EIE within the new Horizon Europe Framework Programme

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Target: National contact points, Participants

Themes: EIC Accelerator, European Innovation Council, Pillar 3

No registration needed.

Preliminary agenda

  • 08:30 - 09:00 (CET) .Opening
  • 09:00 - 13:00 (CET). EIC Accelerator Challenges (with Q&A)
  • 13:00 - 13:15 (CET). Closing remarks

Information regarding the challenges:

  • HUMAN CENTRIC GENERATIVE AI. Indicative budget: €50 million
    • To foster a human-centric approach to AI and develop models that embody EU values.
    • To tackle issues of transparency deficit and trust inadequacy and guarantee Europe’s sovereignty in the field.
  • VIRTUAL WORLDS AND AUGMENTED INTERACTION, INCLUDING SUPPORT TO INDUSTRY 5.0. Indicative budget: €50 million
    • To enable the use of HiFi virtual worlds in high-impact markets and applications promoting Industry 5.0 principles of sustainability, human-centric, and resilience by scaling up cutting-edge innovations for platforms, middleware, tools, and devices.
  • ENABLING THE SMART EDGE & QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY COMPONENTS. Budget: €50 million
    • To promote the development of novel semiconductor components and integrated smart systems for next-generation edge devices with significant impact.
    • To support the EU in leading the development of cutting-edge quantum computing/simulation, quantum sensing and quantum communications for real environment application.
  • FOOD FROM PRECISION FERMENTATION AND ALGAE. Indicative budget: €50 million
    • To support the production of food from precision fermentation and algae that decouples food production from the soil and environmental conditions.
    • To improve the sustainability, efficiency, and resilience of the European food supply chain through decoupling food production from the soil and minimising environmental impacts including water pollution.
  • MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY-BASED THERAPEUTICS FOR EMERGING VIRUSES. Indicative budget: €50 million
    • To support the development of strategic approaches leading to broad spectrum mAbs-based therapeutics against new variants of emerging pathogens of high concern.
    • To enhance EU pandemic response by rapid detection and analysis of virus variants for targeted antiviral treatments.
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (RES) AND THEIR WHOLE VALUE CHAIN. Indicative budget: €50 million
    • To scale-up different RES and their supply chain to limit the EU’s significant dependency on imports of components including critical raw materials.
    • To contribute to the objectives of both Net-zero industry and Critical raw materials acts and to the EU’s open strategic autonomy in the energy sector.

 

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