Europe has an impressive number of strong businesses in all shapes, markets and sizes; it is also home to some of the world’s strongest Artificial Intelligence (AI) scientists, research groups and centres as well as universities. However, Europe lags behind other regions in turning AI technologies into global products, platforms and services. CLAIRE has not only created an ambitious, global vision for European excellence in AI, but also brings together AI scientists, research groups, industry, innovation-driven enterprises and startups.
Since its launch in June 2018, CLAIRE has grown to represent more than 400 AI research labs and organisations, counting more than 24,000 researchers and support staff from across all of Europe. Today we are excited to announce the launch of the “CLAIRE Innovation Network“, which will complement the existing Research Network with a similar community of commercial companies, start-ups, and entrepreneurs developing or using AI methods or technologies. These will work closely together to jointly address the needs and opportunities of the European AI ecosystem.
The launch of the innovation network represents the next major step towards the realisation of CLAIRE’s ambitious vision for “AI made in Europe”: Excellence across all of AI. For all of Europe. With a human-centered focus. These goals can only be realised if all parts of the AI ecosystem, including academia, industry, entrepreneurs, investors and governments, are strongly interconnected. Accordingly, joining the CLAIRE Innovation Network gives members access to the world’s largest AI community, allows them to stay informed about AI developments and policy initiatives, and collaborate with partners from academia and industry to work on a Strategic Research and innovation Agenda to shape the future of AI in Europe.
For the remainder of 2021, we will welcome additional founding members, and following this, the innovation network will be further expanded with regular members. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.