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AI Challenge 2023: Connecting Companies with AI Solution Providers

The EIT Community is launching its second AI Challenge, offering SMEs and corporations an opportunity to implement or enhance their AI solutions. 

As businesses struggle with various AI use cases, the EIT Community is offering a helping hand. The EIT Community is providing a service that connects businesses with suitable AI solution providers, including start-ups and renowned players in the field.

Following the success of the inaugural AI Challenge held in 2022, which effectively matched corporations with start-ups from within the EIT ecosystem, the EIT Community is excited to build on this momentum. The challenge aims to identify opportunities for start-ups, SMEs, and corporations to either embark on their AI journey or enhance their existing AI systems.

AI Challenge focus topics 2023

  • Data spaces for cities, health, and manufacturing
  • AI based on 5G technologies
  • AI for drones
  • AI for synthetic data & data anonymisation
  • AI for predictive operations
  • Further topics are still eligible


AI Challenge collection1 June - 31 July 
Solution search and matching1 August - 31 October
Workshop first week of September
Pitching for the Awards7 November (Cluster Event)
This cluster event will bring together both the challenge owners and the selected start-ups. The ultimate goal is to compete for the awards and receive recognition for innovative solutions.


AI Challenge investment for the challenge owner

  • KIC Partners: EUR 7 500
  • External Partners: EUR 15 000

AI Challenge solution provider winner prize

  • 1st EUR 15 000
  • 2nd EUR 10 000
  • 3rd EUR 5 000


The EIT Community AI Challenge presents an exciting opportunity for businesses to leverage the power of AI to improve their competitiveness. By connecting corporations with AI solution providers, the EIT Community aims to foster innovation and drive technological advancements in various industries. Interested participants are encouraged to submit their AI solutions or use cases before the deadline and join this collaborative journey towards unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence.

For more information and to submit your AI solution, contact