Call for proposals 2020 - Defence technologies supported by artificial intelligence EDIDP-AI-2020 Closed!


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to help overcoming the “3V challenge” (volume, variety and velocity) of big data while providing data processing that includes a controlled level of decision based on AI’s knowledge.

This call aims at defining cutting-edge technologies and software solutions to improve the current situation in the following two functional areas:

  1. Situational awareness and decision-making support (e.g. common recognised picture in different domains: land, sea, air, space or cyber).
  2. Planning (e.g. logistic planning, operational planning), including modelling and simulation.


The proposals must cover the study, design, prototyping and testing of the AI-based technologies and solutions (e.g. System of systems/Subsystem of systems PoC).

These activities must in particular include:

  • identification of feasible use cases and related requirements definition for AI-based application contexts;
  • scouting of contemporary technology that can support agile design and implementation activities;
  • collection of data representative of the use cases;
  • implementation of verification metrics (scenario simulation using the collected data);
  • implementation of technology demonstrator(s);
  • verification of the technology demonstrator(s) through simulation of scenarios.

This call covers the following topics:

  • EDIDP-AI-2020: Defence capabilities supported by artificial intelligence.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 5,70 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2020 - 10 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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