€200k fund to support AI technologies for the Healthcare sector

The HosmartAI project – “Hospital Smart development based on AI” has announced the launch of its Open Call #1 – INNOVATE Call for Tech, with a total budget of €200k available to Startups/SMEs.

INNOVATE is the first of the two Open Calls planned in the HosmartAI project. In this first call for proposals, the project aims to enlarge a pool of health-interoperable technologies, by engaging innovative tech Startups/SMEs in the design, development and integration of their technological product/service into HosmartAI’s ecosystem.

HosmartAI will select the best four proposals and empower them to develop high value and impactful technology, employing the HosmartAI ecosystem and technologies. Through a 6-month programme, experts in diverse fields will provide selected Startups/SMEs technical support, access to HosmartAI architecture, up to €50k equity-free funding, visibility and the opportunity to work with innovative European healthcare stakeholders.

How does it work?

Startups/SMEs can apply to solve particular HosmartAI challenges, or bring new technology to be integrated into the HosmartAI platform.

The projects to be funded under the HosmartAI Open Call #1 INNOVATE must address specific HosmartAI needs and fit into one of the five Open Call topics:

  • Topic #1: AI- or data-based services for the healthcare sector enabled by the HosmartAI platform
  • Topic #2: Creation of a HL7-FHIR de-identification and pseudonymization tool
  • Topic #3: Creation of a federated database system based on a popular open source FHIR Server implementation
  • Topic #4: Vector space map with 3D-5D interactive graphic interface
  • Topic #5: Data Parsing and Mapping Utility

The top four proposals will be invited to join the programme comprising 3-sprints, each sprint with a two-months period duration: design (sprint 1), development (sprint 2) and integration (sprint 3) of the AI technology within the HosmartAI ecosystem.

Applications close on the 8th of April

The INNOVATE Open Call will receive applications from the 8th of February to the 8th of April 2022 at 17:00 CET, via the F6S platform at https://www.f6s.com/hosmartai-open-call1 .

Startup/SME must be legally established in an EU Member State, H2020 associated countries or Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to the Member States, in order to be eligible.

More information on the Open Call and how to apply is available at https://www.hosmartai.eu/opencalls/ .

An online webinar will be held on the 29th of March 2022, 11:00am CET, providing potential applicants more information about the programme and the application process. Free tickets for the webinar can be secured at: https://www.f6s.com/hosmartai-open-call-1-from-a-to-z

About HosmartAI

HosmartAI – “Hospital Smart development based on AI”, is a EU-funded project, that aims to promote an effective and efficient healthcare system transformation, by the use of AI technological developments and robotics. In order to achieve this transformation, HosmartAI will create a common open integration platform with the necessary tools to facilitate and measure the benefits of integrating digital technologies (robotics and AI) for healthcare professionals, patients, information system managers and health organisation administrations.

HosmartAI project is operated by 24 leader entities in fields of research, healthcare, innovation and business, from 12 European countries: Universities and Research Centres (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, ETH Zürich, Univerza v Mariboru, ITCL Centro Tecnológico), SMEs (Green Communications, Telematic Medical Applications, ECLEXYS, F6S, PharmEcons, Tera  Globus, Ninety-One, EIT Health Germany), Associations (European Hospital and Healthcare Federation, European Federation for Medical Informatics), Hospitals and Healthcare Centres (UKC Maribor, San Camillo IRCCS SRL, Hospital Universitario La Paz, CHU de Liège, Panepistimiako Geniko Nosokomeio Thessalonikis AXEPA, Fundación INTRAS) and Large Enterprises (INTRASOFT International, PHILIPS, VIMAR energia positiva).


HosmartAI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101016834.