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Value and Impact through Synergy, Interaction and coOperation of Networks of AI Excellence Centres

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952070

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 998 910

  • EU contribution

    € 1 998 910

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

Objective

A broad and ambitious vision is needed for artificial intelligence (AI) research and innovation in Europe to thrive and remain internationally competitive. Building upon its strength across allareas of AI and commitment to its core values, Europe is excellently positioned to take a human-centred, ethical and trustworthy approach to AI. However, to establish itself as a powerhouse in AI, Europe needs to overcome the present fragmentation of the AI community, which creates inefficiencies and limits progress on next-generation, trustworthy AI tools and systems that draw from methods across a broader spectrum of AI techniques. Europe also needs to improve interaction between AI researchers, innovators and users. Following on from the European Commission’s Communication on AI for Europe and the Coordinated Action Plan between the European Commission and the Member States, European efforts in AI should be strongly coordinated to be internationally competitive. Europe must scale up existing research capacities and reach critical mass through tighter networks of European AI excellence centres. Towards this end, effective coordination between the four networks of AI excellence centres to be established under ICT-48-2020 (Research and Innovation Actions) is of crucial importance. VISION will reinforce and build on Europe’s assets in AI, including its world-class community of researchers, and thus enable Europe to stay at the forefront of AI developments, which is widely recognised as critical in maintainingEurope’s strategic autonomy in AI. VISION will achieve this in the most efficient and effective manner possible, by strongly building on the success and organisation of CLAIRE (the Confederation of Laboratories for AI Research inEurope, claire-ai.org) as well as on AI4EU, and by leveraging the expertise and connections of several of Europe’s leading institutions in AI research and innovation.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Address

Rapenburg 70
2311 Ez Leiden

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 473 750

Participants (8)

CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 261 250

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 241 250

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 318 750

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 176 250

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 167 250

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 194 785

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS PUBLIC SECTOR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 108 125

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 57 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952070

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 998 910

  • EU contribution

    € 1 998 910

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands