THE JEDI

GRANDCHALLENGES

JEDI GrandChallenges are Technology Challenges to push the frontiers of innovation, invent the Next Big Thing, and provide European and democratic societies a decisive competitive advantage, to ensure economic prosperity and democratic resilience.

JEDI technology GrandChallenges aim at solving some of the world's most pressing issues in 5 areas:

  • Decarbonizing the world - Environment & Energy 

  • Massively improving Healthcare

  • Digital – Augmenting human capabilities

  • Turbocharging Education

  • Exploring New Frontiers (Space & Oceans)

ACTIVE CHALLENGES

BILLION MOLECULES AGAINST COVID19 GRANDCHALLENGE

#healthcare #AI #HPC #covid19

Screen billions of molecules with blocking interactions on SARS-CoV-2, by optimizing/accelerating the use of HPC (High Performance Computing), Dynamic modelling and Artificial Intelligence, and provide experimental validation.

 

The big goal is to disrupt preclinical drug discovery and ultra-fast-track the route to a therapeutic treatment, which is, with the development of a vaccine, the only exit from the current global crisis.

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GREEN HYDROGEN GRANDCHALLENGE

#energy #climatechange #hydrogen

The Green Hydrogen GranChallenge is composed of several Challenges:

(1) Decrease by a factor of X the cost of producing Green Hydrogen.

(2) Decrease by a factor of X the cost of storing Hydrogen

(3) Produce GreenHydrogen without toxic or rare materials

(4) An exciting hydrogen-powered aviation Challenge

The Big Goal is to change the current situation where the 95% of hydrogen is grey hydrogen, produced while emitting carbon.

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COMING SOON

DEEPFAKES GRANDCHALLENGE

#AI #democracy #privacy

Deepfakes (manipulated video through AI) may be one of the greatest risk for our societies, as they could affect any video or images, and alter the trust in the public debate, a pilar of our democracies.

The Big Goal is to accurately and rapidly identify 95% of deepfake videos (potentially in quasi real time)

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OCEANS GRANDCHALLENGE #1

#environment #oceans #plastic #pollution

Identify the origin of 75% of microplastics in the ocean waters, as recent studies show that most of the micro-plastics enter oceans through rivers and not through degradation in the sea.

The Big Goal is to tackle one of the most important and widespread pollution worldwide.

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FACE RECOGNITION GRANDCHALLENGE

#AI #privacy

Develop a face recognition system without centralized database.

The Big Goal is to benefit from the positive features of this technology (like fighting identity theft) without having to have concentrated - and therefore vulnerable or weaponizable - databases.

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