Open Call

AI4HealthSec Open Call 1

Project acronym: AI4HEALTHSEC

Project grant agreement number: 883273

Project full name:

A Dynamic and Self-Organized Artificial Swarm Intelligence Solution for Security and Privacy Threats in Healthcare ICT Infrastructures

The AI4HEALTHSEC project, co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 883273, foresees as an eligible activity the provision of financial support to third parties, as a means to achieve its own objectives.

The types of activities to perform that qualify for receiving financial support are the design, integration and validation & evaluation of the Dynamic Situational Awareness Framework (DSAF) of the AI4HealthSec project for a specific application scope.

Deadline: February 28th, March 6th, 2023 (17.00 CET)


Expected duration of participation: 3 months

Maximum amount of financial support for each third party: €45.000

Call identifier: AI4HealthSec Open call 1.

Language in which the proposal should be submitted: English

Email address for further information:

The call application period has finished

Objectives of Open Call

Validation of the AI4HEALTHSEC platform and associated collaborative approach in other entities of the Healthcare domain.

Produce best practices for the wider applicability and use of the AI4HEALTHSEC platform and associated collaborative approach.

The AI4HEALTHSEC Open Call is organised around two (2) topics:

Topic A - Use Cases from the
Healthcare domain:
Involvement of 3rd party Healthcare Stakeholders, in particular, the following persons, teams and entities will be mobilized and engaged in the pilot operations: Security Officers, Members of Security Teams, IT administrators and internal users interacting with Healthcare ICT systems, as well as Supply Chain interacting entities with the Healthcare ICT systems.
Topic B - Use Cases from other
Critical Sectors:
Involvement of 3rd party stakeholders operating in critical sectors other than healthcare (i.e. FinTech, Manufacturing, Energy, Water, E-Government, Transportation, Telecommunications etc.) with interest in supply chain security, risk management and incident handling processes, including entities participating in the critical sectors supply chain.

Open Call Timeline

Project Implementation Timeline

Phase 1 – Design (4/2023)

The participants will define the scope of the demonstrator, including the identification and in-depth analysis of their showcase scenarios. Appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will be developed along with specific test cases associated with risks, threats and security incidents. Also, the participants have to drill down into a specific timeline and to develop integration and validation plans. Finally, the participants will be trained on the operation and use of the AI4HEALTHSEC infrastructure and services.

Phase 2 – Integration (5/2023)

This phase performs the integration of the demonstrator applications with the AI4HEALTHSEC infrastructure according to the integration and validation plans defined in Phase 1. The AI4HEALTHSEC team will allocate the necessary resources to closely monitor and coach the pilot projects. The team members will effectively monitor the projects, review their intermediate results to assess the progress of each pilot project and continuously provide feedback on what needs to be corrected in the whole process.

Phase 3 – Validation & Evaluation (5-6/2023)

This phase focuses on the actual validation of the AI4HEALTHSEC infrastructure and services at all applicants’ sites allowing for the proper subsequent evaluation. It should be noted that the evaluation will be conducted in parallel with the validation. The evaluation will cover different perspectives, including business and functional perspectives. It will be primarily based on the completion of questionnaires developed by the consortium partners.


Report on Pilot Preparation and Detailed Pilot Operations Planning:
This deliverable will be a report on the status of preparatory actions at the pilot sites. Furthermore, it will provide the detailed pilot operations plan and the Test cases pilot scenarios. Finally, the deliverable will report all the information regarding the experiments and the corresponding evaluation results.
Costs and Resources Statement:

The report that will describe the costs during the evaluation and validation. No detailed documents are to be provided in order to justify the costs of the experiment. Nevertheless, recipients of the financial support will keep all their documents and records to allow the Commission and the AI4HEALTHSEC partners to be informed about the costs in line with H2020 rules.

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