Poland’s National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) announces the next edition of the INFOSTRATEG strategic programme. Its main goals are to support the development of the Polish potential in AI, blockchain and machine learning. The focus is placed on the development of practical design solutions that can be used in everyday life.
The call for proposals is addressed only to public administration entities specified in the recruitment regulations, which gives those institutions a chance to implement the desired solutions based on artificial intelligence, ultimately benefiting the economy and the community in which they operate.
The NCBR established this year's INFOSTRATEG budget at EUR 40.7 million. The four themes of the programme are: "Intelligent speech processing system for doctors" (EUR 6.4 million); "Intelligent apple picking machine" (EUR 21.5 million); "Intelligent correspondence dispatcher" (EUR 6.4 million); "Customer assistant in public institutions", (EUR 6.4 million).
The call may co-fund projects covering: basic research, industrial research, experimental development works and pre-commercial works. The timeframe for presenting concrete results is a maximum three years.
It is another NCBR initiative designed to directly respond to the needs of the market and society. It is part of the Centre’s broad-based strategy related to the development of AI and blockchain in Poland. The same goal drove the NCBR to establish a special purpose company, IDEAS , whose main task is the development of human resources and technologies related to artificial intelligence and blockchain sector. On top of the INFOSTRATEG programme, the Centre is also developing institutional basis to coordinate the R&I processes more effectively.
The total budget of the 2020-2029 INFOSTRATEG programme is EUR 180 million.