Open call for companies in AI-based software solutions business


KITT4SME announces the start of the 1st Open call (Type-A) for SMEs and mid-caps which develop AI-based software solutions with a value for the manufacturing industry.

Applicants are eligible for up to 100.000€ per entity and have many opportunities to gain exposure by joining the RAMP Marketplace – a community of developers and end-users for Industry 4.0 – and through the I4MS initiative. They also have the chance to join the project and gain access to technical know-how and to create ‘success stories’ for their solutions through the project’s pilot experiments.

The deadline for application is 15 September 2021. More details here.

First Open call timeline

The second open call (Type-B) will aim to validate the KITT4SME concept, digital platform, and APIs, demonstrate effectiveness of KITT4SME AI-based solutions, attracting potential SME-manufacturers and solution providers, among other stakeholders. This call will be launched in 2022.



KITT4SME (platform-enabled KITs of arTificial intelligence FOR an easy uptake by SMEs) is EU-funded projects and specifically targets European SMEs and mid-caps to provide them with scope-tailored and industry-ready hardware, software and organisational kits, delivered as modularly customisable digital platform, that seamlessly introduce artificial intelligence in their production systems.

Martel Innovate is proud to be part of the large consortium that focuses on delivery of these ready-to-use customised digital packages. Martel is working on delivering key technological elements to support the implementation of the project and the delivery of a modular, innovative, and easy-to-adopt platform. Martel’s task is to build an open-source platform for uptake of AI solutions in manufacturing SMEs.