Beyond Baden-Württemberg: AI Innovation Center goes Europe
The AI Innovation Center implements the European AI strategy. It is embedded and well-connected in the European AI and robotics ecosystem to make the strategy useable for SME in Baden-Württemberg. In this context, trustworthy AI is the key requirement for the use of these technologies.
The unification of AI and cognitive robotics under the umbrella of the AI Innovation Center can be seen as a prototype of the AI, data and robotics partnership for the next framework program Horizon Europe. The Strategic Research, Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) defined by networks and associations like BD VA, euRobotics, ELLIS, EurAI and CLAIRE, which was released in 2020, includes contributions from the AI Innovation Center. The cognitive robotics work plan develops solutions for the technical challenges outlined in the SRIDA such as perception, physical and human action and interaction. With dedicated transfer measures, these developments are made accessible to SME.
Another example is the corporation in the EU funded project ELISE (European Learning and Intelligent Systems Excellence). ELISE includes 105 organizations in Europe to connect top researchers with the application problems of SME with open calls. Here, Fraunhofer is engaged in the setup of a startup network and the onboarding of further SME within the open call to investigate AI use cases, e.g., in production, quality control and robotics.