Educational grants for artificial intelligence developers

Educational grants for artificial intelligence developers

The representative office in the Rostov Region of the Innovation Assistance Fund informs about the beginning of the second stage of accepting applications for the "Acceleration-Artificial Intelligence" competition within the framework of the federal Artificial Intelligence project of the national Digital Economy program.

Competition "Acceleration - Artificial Intelligence" It is implemented in order to create new and support existing small innovative enterprises seeking to develop new products, services and (or) solutions using artificial intelligence technologies.

Basic conditions of participation:

  • The grant is provided to a small enterprise to complete an acceleration program in order to develop the team, business, and the claimed project.
  • The maximum grant amount is up to 800 thousand rubles.
  • The only way to spend funds is to pay for an acceleration program accredited by the Foundation.

The competition is aimed at selecting projects in the following areas:

  • computer vision;
  • natural language processing;
  • speech recognition and synthesis;
  • intelligent decision support systems;
  • promising methods of artificial intelligence.

Within the framework of the competition, only technological solutions will be supported that allow simulating human cognitive functions (including self-learning and finding solutions without a predetermined algorithm) and obtaining results comparable, at least, with the results of human intellectual activity when performing specific tasks.

To participate in the competition, you must submit an application with a description of a project involving R&D in order to create a product or solution using artificial intelligence.

Individuals and legal entities-small business entities can participate in the competition:

a) Individual applicants should not simultaneously participate (act as the head of the enterprise, the scientific director of the project) in other projects currently funded by the Fund, except for grantees completing work under the UMNIK program. The scientific supervisor who is part of the project team should also not simultaneously participate (act as the head of the enterprise, the scientific director of the project) in other projects currently funded by the Foundation.

b) Applicants - legal entities must meet the criteria for being classified as a small business entity in accordance with Federal Law No. 209-FZ of 24.07.2007 "On the Development of small and Medium-sized businesses in the Russian Federation", as well as meet the following requirements:

  • have the status of "Microenterprise" or "Small enterprise" in the Unified Register of SMEs;
  • the head of the enterprise should not simultaneously participate (act as the head of the enterprise, the scientific director of the project) in other projects currently funded by the Fund;
  • the scientific supervisor of the project should not simultaneously participate (act as the head of the enterprise, the scientific supervisor of the project) in other projects currently funded by the Fund;

Applications for the "Acceleration-AI" competition are accepted until 10:00 (Moscow time) on November 29, 2021.

Projects for competitions must meet the criteria for determining belonging to projects in the field of artificial intelligence, established by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, to learn more about the criteria, as well as information about the competition, please follow the link https://fasie.ru/press/fund/acceleration-ai-2/

You can apply for competitions through the AS Fond-M system at: http://online.fasie.ru

You can get advice on any issues that have arisen at the Fund's Representative Office in the Rostov Region (ANO "Agency for Innovations of the Rostov Region") by phone +7 (961) 293-46-95 or by email rostov@fasie.ru.

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Origin: https://www.airo61.ru/
Information posted 23.11.2021
Information changed 13.12.2021