EU Artificial Intelligence Act

Article 55 – Measures for small-scale providers and users

1.Member States shall undertake the following actions:

(a)provide small-scale providers and start-ups with priority access to the AI regulatory sandboxes to the extent that they fulfil the eligibility conditions;

(b)organise specific awareness raising activities about the application of this Regulation tailored to the needs of the small-scale providers and users;

(c)where appropriate, establish a dedicated channel for communication with small-scale providers and user and other innovators to provide guidance and respond to queries about the implementation of this Regulation.

2.The specific interests and needs of the small-scale providers shall be taken into account when setting the fees for conformity assessment under Article 43, reducing those fees proportionately to their size and market size.