Relevant Calls for projects in the area of Embedded & Cyber-Physical Systems

ARTEMIS was founded as European Technology Platform (ARTEMIS ETP) in 2004, and in 2007 the ARTEMIS Industry Association was established to represent the industry in R&I and to execute the activities that need to be executed as an ARTEMIS ETP to create the Pan-European Strategic Research Agenda.

Following the strong Pan-European focus of the ARTEMIS ETP, the ARTEMIS Industry Association has been building links to other organisations active in domains with a clear relation to Embedded Intelligent Systems. The most prominent cooperation has been established with ITEA, expressed by the recurring Co-summit event and the strategic document ‘High Level Vision 2030’. The ARTEMIS-IA focus for upcoming years is to further reach out to other communities that face Embedded Intelligence related challenges, with the purpose to create an even larger network for the ARTEMIS-IA members and strengthen the European R&I community of Embedded Intelligent Systems.

In this scope, ARTEMIS-IA will continue to cooperate with several H2020 Projects, ETPs and PPPs for which Embedded Intelligent Systems are crucial enabling technologies to realize their research targets. Information about related calls for project ideas in the area of Embedded Intelligent Systems can be found below.

All Horizon Europe Calls

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion.It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports creating and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies. It creates jobs, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, boosts economic growth, promotes industrial competitiveness and optimises investment impact within a strengthened European Research Area.Legal entities from the EU and associated countries can participate.

AI, Data and Robotics at work

  • Calls:
  • Calls open: 22-6-2021
  • Calls deadline: 21-10-2021

Call information

Proposal results are expected to contribute to at least one of the following expected outcomes:

  • A new human-centred paradigm to keep people away from unsafe and unhealthy jobs via collaborative embodied (physical) AI, engaging and empowering end-users and workers, regardless of their gender, age or background
  • Human-centric AI supporting professionals in trustworthy hybrid decision-making, and optimising their tasks

Proposals are expected to demonstrate how AI, data, robotics and automation solutions can support workers in their daily tasks, improving working conditions (both physical and social) and work performance/efficiency, while considering safety, security and resilience, as appropriate. The added value to the application field should be demonstrated by qualitative and quantitative industry/production or service relevant KPIs, demonstrators at TRL6-7, benchmarking and progress monitoring processes.

The involvement of the application sector stakeholders, including social partners, workers, managers and decision makers must be a key driver in the proposals, not only to identify the needs and the application scenarios, but to be involved in the co-creation and testing and uptake of the solutions and providing feedback to adapt the solutions to optimise the impact on working conditions and performances.

The selection of the application sector should prioritise sectors and use-cases where the technology can demonstrate maximum impact and added value.

While the focus is on technology, a human-centred approach will be key, with involvement of the workers, professionals, (front-line operators and managers) and other relevant experts, such as experts in human-centred design. They will closely collaborate with the technology providers and integrators. Engagement with SSH[1] expertise is also needed to improve interaction design and to provide expertise on trustworthiness and acceptability by workers, as well as ethical perspective of human-machine collaboration. Gender and intersectionality dimension[2] analysis should be a part of the proposals, where relevant.



Cognitive Cloud: AI-enabled computing continuum from Cloud to Edge (RIA)


  • Calls: ECSEL Calls 2020
  • Calls opened: 05-02-2020
  • Calls deadline: 05-05-2020 (PO) / 16-09-2020 (FPP) / 05-05-2020 (CSA)

EUREKA-Clusters Artificial Intelligence Call


Functional electronics for green and circular economy (RIA)

Future European platforms for the Edge: Meta Operating Systems (RIA)

Innovation Radar, Tech Due Diligence and Venture Building for strategic digital technologies


  • Call: ITEA 4 Call  
  • Call opens: 17-9-2021
  • Call deadline: 16-11-2021 (PO) / 15-2-2022 (FPP)

Leveraging standardisation in Digital Technologies (CSA)

Open Source Hardware for ultra-low-power, secure processors (CSA)


Xecs runs calls on an annual basis. Each call is guided by the ECS Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and supported by countries across the Eureka network. The call cycle allows extensive opportunity to generate project ideas and build collaborative consortia – with events organised to support the process.


Advanced spintronics: Unleashing spin in the next generation ICs (RIA)

Open Source Hardware for ultra-low-power, secure processors (CSA)

Smart Anything Everywhere

  • Cyber-physical and embedded systems
  • Customised Low Energy Computing powering Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things
  • Flexible and wearable electronics/Organic Large Area Electronics
  • Widening Digital Innovation Hubs

The Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) Initiative aligns different projects (so-called Innovation Actions) in various Technology Areas.