Posted on March 6, 2022 in Open Call

AIPlan4EU Open call #1 for innovators is now accepting applications

Open call #1 for innovators features three different tracks, distinguishing three different kinds of contributions. Track A is mainly of interest for planning experts, while Tracks B and C mostly require more general software development. In track B, we are also looking for additional use-cases, which can potentially be of interest to everyone.


Track A – Planning Technology

Track A is for innovators who want to contribute planning technology to the AIPlan4EU ecosystem.
We seek all kinds of software tool/library/technology related to planning.

Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • plan generation tools (e.g. automated planners),
  • validation procedures (e.g. plan validators),
  • visualization tools (e.g. plan animators),
  • problem transformation utilities (e.g. grounders and compilations).

We are looking for – Innovators (researchers, experts, students,…) and organisations (SMEs, MidCaps, larger companies, universities, research
institutions, labs,…)

We offer – Opportunity to make your planning engine more widely accessible and €60.000 for each project, up to 5 projects.


Track B – Integration of New Use-Cases

Track B is intended for a consortium of two partners: one partner will be a use- case provider and the other will typically have expertise in planning and/or software development. Together, they will work in solving a planning use-case, exploiting the capabilities of the unified planning framework (UPF).

  • Examples include (but are not limited to):
  • adding planning capabilities to simulators,
  • integration of automated planning in logistics tools,
  • visualization tools, translating from existing formalisms/software libraries for decision making
    into planning problems and mapping back the results.

We are looking for – A consortium of 2 entities: a use-case owner and a TSB provider (SMEs, MidCaps, larger companies, universities, research institutes, labs,…)

We offer – a funded opportunity to explore the benefits of AI Planning for the use-case owner with €90.000 for each consortium, up to 7 projects.


Track C – Technology-Specific Bridge for Healthcare Use-Case

Track C is intended for companies and organizations that have expertise in planning and/or software development and want to integrate an existing use-case with the unified planning framework (UPF), a software library developed by the AIPlan4EU project that offers planning-related capabilities in a general and convenient way. The use-case is from the healthcare sector and was selected in an earlier open
call for use-cases. The funded project will realize a “Technology-Specific Bridge” (TSB) that connects the technology/software from the use-case with the UPF. Both entities, the TSB provider and the use-case owner, will work together and validate the results.

We are looking for – Organizations (SMEs, MidCaps, larger companies, universities, research institutes, labs,…) that can provide TSBs for the given healthcare use-case.

We offer – €60.000 for the TSB provider.


Applications for OC#1 for innovators will be open until 20 April 2022 at 17:00 CEST:

For more information, please visit the Open Call #1 for innovators page, or follow it on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.