Artificial Intelligence: Fondazione CDP and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo Call for Proposals ends

Artificial Intelligence: Fondazione CDP and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo Call for Proposals ends

Four million euros awarded to five winning projects in the second edition of the call launched to contribute to scientific advancement in the AI field

The second edition of the call for 'Artificial Intelligence' proposals ended with a total of four million euros awarded to the five winning projects.

The call highlights Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo’s commitment to AI as a technological resource for Italy’s development and this new edition,saw the involvement of Fondazione CDP, building a partnership initiative offering tangible support for innovative research projects which advance scientific knowledge in the AI field and have practical economic and social benefits for the country.

The call, for which 36 applications were received, sought to investigate the opportunities offered by AI in four separate fields. One or more specific proposals were selected for each category:


  • Health and Well-being: the winning project aims to build a platform to provide early warnings and forecasting tools for local healthcare services,  thereby anticipating medical needs.
  • Environment and the green transition: the second proposal aims to protect satellite infrastructures designed for environmental monitoring and predicting extreme weather events, supporting the decisions of civil protection agencies.
  • Risk protection and insurance: the third winning project aims to develop new ways to use AI in risk management and the assessment of domestic incidents, such as water leaks, floods and burglary.
  • Education and Training: two separate projects were chosen in this area that aim to develop innovative solutions to promote AI learning, including in schools, and to help the public be aware and active members of society.

The five selected projects all aim to respond to needs expressed across Italy and will bring significant benefits to communities in both economic and, above all, social terms. All the projects involve the collaboration of various stakeholders, including universities, research institutions, business and the third sector.

To see the list of winners and learn more about each of the five project proposals, visit this link.