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Community activites

EIT Community initiatives are programmes in which KICs come together to develop strategic services, fostering synergies and delivering cost-effective solutions through economies of scale. 

Artificial Intelligence

EIT Digital, Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Health, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility joined forces to create the EIT Community AI initiative to shape the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. 

EIT Community AI provides support for AI-driven projects and ventures, including resources, training programmes and networking events. It brings together a large and diverse group of stakeholders such as start-ups, SMEs, corporations, universities, and policymakers, to promote the responsible use of AI in the European innovation ecosystem and society.

Joint Focus Group AI: A platform for innovation

The strategic partnership between the EIT Community and Digital SME Alliance provides a platform for start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs, universities and technology transfer offices (TTOs) to collaborate and explore the world of AI innovation. Platform participants are using the EIT’s expertise and resources to build a critical mass in support of an innovation-friendly EU legislation on AI, which will unlock new opportunities for growth and development.

EIT Community AI Challenge: Driving AI implementation

If you’re thinking of adopting AI, the EIT Community’s second AI Challenge might be for you. This initiative connects SMEs and corporations that face AI-related challenges with suitable AI solution providers, including start-ups and renowned players in the field. The EIT Community AI Challenge makes collaboration on developing AI systems easier and provides targeted recommendations.

Skill Sync: Unlocking the potential of AI-based upskilling

Getting new skills in fields like AI is essential for citizens, entrepreneurs, and organisations to thrive. You can use our Skill Sync platform, where the EIT Community AI will offer you personalised course recommendations and identifies training opportunities tailored to the needs of start-ups, SMEs, corporations, HR departments, universities, and policymakers. Skill Sync is a one-stop-shop solution that provides access to over 20 000 AI courses, 600 deep tech skills, and 1 000 organisations active in the global landscape.

AI Maturity Tool: Assessing organisational readiness

The AI Maturity Tool, developed by VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, offers you a free self-assessment web tool to evaluate your organisation's AI maturity level. By completing the assessment, you’ll gain valuable insights into your organisation’s AI readiness and be able to identify areas for improvement on your AI journey.

AI Act Conformity tool: Testing the risk level of your AI solution

The AI Act, proposed by the European Union in April 2021, defines a framework to regulate the use of AI across all sectors. The Act adopts a risk-based approach, classifying the AI systems into four categories: low risk, limited risk, high risk, and unacceptable risk.

If you’re looking to implement AI, you’ll need to adhere to a set of mandatory requirements. Non-compliance is met with a hefty penalty. The AI Act Conformity tool, developed by Statworx, offers a free web-based assessment to test your risk level and assess how compliant you are with the EU AI Act. 

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