TÜBİTAK Technology and Innovation Support Programs Directorate (TEYDEB) has launched the second call for the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem, the first of which was held in 2022, with the aim of activating the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem and contributing to the transformation of AI technologies into products or solutions in line with the needs of customer organizations.
In the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem 2023 Call, five priority areas will be supported under the program: (1) Smart Production Systems; (2) Smart Agriculture, Food and Livestock; (3) Financial Technologies (including E-Commerce); (4) Climate Change and Sustainability; and (5) Smart Education Technologies.
Within the scope of the update, "Smart Education Technologies" has been added to the thematic areas of the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem 2023 Call. In this support model, client organizations in need of artificial intelligence solutions are expected to form a consortium with at least one SME company as a technology provider, at least one university research laboratory/center or public research center/institute experienced in this field, and TÜBİTAK Artificial Intelligence Institute.
Under this program, the Artificial Intelligence Institute (AII) will support the basic integration of the solutions developed and will be responsible for the rapid transfer of the knowledge to the ecosystem.
The first Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem Call was launched in 2022, and 22 consortium project applications were submitted. Ten of these consortia were supported with a total budget of 17,957,609 TL for their projects. As of October 1, 2022, all consortia have started their project activities.
Consortiums that will apply for the project are expected to sign a collaboration protocol before the application and submit it to TÜBİTAK during the application. Project applications will be accepted through the TEYDEB Project Evaluation Monitoring System (PRODİS) between May 1, 2023, and July 31, 2023 (at 23:59).
You can visit TÜBİTAK's official website to obtain more detailed information about the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem Call 2023.