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1. Information about the procurement

ICT Solution: Brain-Computer interface

The need for data security, integrity and privacy of brain data affects the individual personal rights and freedoms of every citizen. With this in mind, the project specifically addresses needs that meet the strategic guideline topics “Resilient IT”, “AI” and “Human-technology interaction”. The main question is: How can the communication between human operators and technical systems be facilitated harnessing neural interaction instead of vocal or motoric inputs?

Focus areas:

  1. Incremental improvement of the BCI functionalities (e.g. measurement of the number of neurons and their accuracy)
  2. Large-scale evaluation of neurodata (including through the use of machine learning options)
  3. Mobile BCI – Opportunities to use BCI outside and without clinical facilities trained personnel
  4. BCI development in principle for the consumer sector (e.g. for wellness, gaming)

Key technologies:

  • Machine learning
Market consultation planned for Q2 2022.

Procurer:  Cyberagentur

Type of innovation procurement:Pre-Commercial Procurement – PCP

Timeframe: Contract notice expected in Q3 2022

Budget invested by the procurer:  10m

Market consultation: Q2 2022

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2. Type of assistance provided by eafip

To the specific tender:

assistance in the preparation phase including a follow-up EU wide open market consultation, the definition of the procurement strategy and support during the procurement phase.

To the general procurement of the organisation:

best practices for innovation procurement.

Market consultation planned for Q2 2022.

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