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Launch Key Digital Technologies call

The European Key Digital Technologies (KDT) call for proposal will open on January 18th, 2022. The call is facilitated by the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) and is co-financed by the AiNed programme with an amount of 5 million euros. With this support the AiNed programme aims to increase the participation of Dutch parties to the AI projects within this European call.

The call concerns the 2021-2-RIA-FocusTopic 1 with the research area 'Processing solutions for AI at the edge addressing the design stack and middleware'. Are you (together with others) interested in submitting a project proposal? To find out what the eligible subjects, related to the development and application of AI, are please visit this website (see topic description). There you can also find practical information regarding the application process, such as an application manual and an overview with frequently asked questions.

Further information call

A KDT Research and Innovation Action (RIA) mainly consists of activities aimed at acquiring new knowledge and/or exploring the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service, method, tool or solution. For this purpose, applied research, technology development and/or method/tool ​​and integration, testing and validation can be performed on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment. An RIA proposal is characterized by:

  • Implementation by a consortium that can consist of SMEs, large companies, universities, institutes, public organizations.
  • Developing innovative technologies and/or using them in an innovative way.
  • Targeted demonstration of the innovative approach in a relevant product, service or opportunity, clearly addressing the applications that are relevant to societal challenges.
  • Demonstrate value and potential in a realistic lab environment that reproduces the intended application.
  • Having a development plan containing the valorisation for the KDT ecosystem and the contribution to the KDT goals and objectives.


  • Start date of the call is January 18th 2022.
  • The deadline for submitting project proposals is April 27th 2022, 5:00 PM.


Click here for more information about the European Key Digital Technologies (KDT) call.


Focusgebieden: AI