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CHAIR wants to see more Horizon Europe-applications from Chalmers' AI-researchers 
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AI for climate policy

EU’s Horizon Europe programme, with its focus on societal impact, is a fast-track to get your research out to society. Adel Daoud is one of the Chalmers researchers that recieved EU-funding after support from Chalmers AI Research Centre.
What can be seen from above can tell us much about our behaviour. By looking at satellite images from years back and compare with today can show how political decisions and financial policy impacts society in the long run. For Adel Daoud, Affiliate Docent, Data Science and AI division at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the impact aspect of his science is important. Working in a mix between social science and technology, makes his research quite unique. He now recievs funding from EU-sprogram Horizon Europe to participate in a project.

“Getting engaged in an EU-project is both a way for further funding, but also to reach commercialisation and social entrepreneurship and impact for my research”, says Adel Daoud. 

Chalmers AI Research Centre offers support for AI researchers at Chalmers to find and apply to Horizon Europe calls and it was with this support Adel Daould found the right call and also found the right consoritum which led to an approved application.

The EU is investing more than ever in climate mitigation and adaptation and the centre wants to see more Chalmers researchers getting engaged in the programme. 
AI is essential in many of Horizon Europe’s calls, and Adel Daoud combines it with utilizing the European satellite programme Copernicus

“My combination of research fields combined with the so many specific calls within the EU makes it hard to find the perfect matching call. Getting support from CHAIR and their team of experts in the beginning of my EU-journey has really been key for me”, says Adel Daoud.

The work led to an application to the call that the centre’s experts had detected. The consortium that Adel Daoud is now engaged in, led by a Finnish university, will start the work this autumn.

“My ambition now is to get experience to later coordinate coming European projects”, says Adel Daoud.

In the project Adel Daoud will explore the effect political decisions have had on climate, using AI-algorithms and image recognition on satellite images in Europe and Africa. He will concretise what effect policy has on the balance between industrial development vs the energy transition. 

EU-support funding through Chalmers AI Research Centre did a first round in 2021/2022. It resulted in applications to Horizon Europe for three research teams. The centre will now take the next step in EU-support and include it in new centre activities that will start in the autumn of 2022. ​

Read more about Adel Daoud's research here.

Text: Mats Tiborn

Page manager Published: Wed 31 Aug 2022.