“With their application-oriented focus, the Fraunhofer Institutes ideally complement the research of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart, said Professor Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society. “Fraunhofer’s engagement makes it easier to bridge the gap to the industrial partners within Cyber Valley: in this way, findings from basic research can be applied more quickly.”
Professor Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, emphasized: “Artificial intelligence is one of the central digital issues of the future and will change our lives from the ground up. For the international economy and industrial value chains, it means a fundamental structural change. By joining Cyber Valley, together with our partners we will advance research and transfer from science to the market in order to fully exploit the potential of this key technology and strengthen Germany as a location for international competition.”
“We very much welcome the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft’s participation, as it will help us apply the methods of modern AI, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises”, said Professor Bernhard Schölkopf, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and co-founder of Cyber Valley.
Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft are co-financing the AI innovation center Learning Systems (KI-Fortschrittszentrum “Lernende Systeme”), which was incorporated into the Cyber Valley research consortium from October 1st, 2019. The center is a laboratory with an initial team of 20 researchers and a planned funding of ten million euros until the end of 2022.