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ESGE Medtronic AI Research Award Announced

Updated on: 12 Oct 2020   First published on 12 Oct 2020

ESGE, supported by Medtronic, has created a research award with a total value ~ 1.5M Euro to support GI-related research projects in the field of AI. Applications are being received from throughout the ESGE member areas.

About ESGE Medtronic AI Research Award
The ESGE Medtronic Research Award supports Artificial Intelligence (AI) research in the field of colonoscopy.

Preferred Areas of Research
The Research Committee is particularly interested in research pertaining to (in no particular order): impact of AI on quality parameters at colonoscopy, differential impact according to endoscopist experience and setting, role of AI in training, identification of subtle neoplasia in patients at increased risk of cancer.

Grant Benefits

  • GI Genius systems will be provided, the number determined by the Award Committee on review of the successful award application
  • Direct costs will be covered up to a maximum total value of €8,000 to the successful applicants’ institutions

Award Committee
Applications for the ESGE Medtronic AI Research Award are evaluated by a subcommittee of the ESGE Research Committee.


  • Application is open to ESGE Individual Members working in a medical institution within the ESGE zone (Central and Western Europe, Mediterranean and North Africa)
  • Young researchers are encouraged to apply


  • October 01, 2020: Online application opens
  • January 31, 2021: Application deadline
  • March 25, 2021 (at ESGE Days 2021): Announcement of winners
  • April 1, 2021: Second round of applications opens online

Find out more and apply on the ESGE website. Please contact the ESGE secretariat for more information: [email protected].

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