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EIT Digital and ADRA forge path to European AI excellence

EIT Digital is thrilled to announce a strategic collaboration with the AI, Data, and Robotics Association (ADRA), with the aim of propelling Europe to the forefront of the global AI industry. 

In a shared pursuit of innovation, EIT Digital and ADRA unite to foster a dynamic European ecosystem that endorses technology transfer and supports burgeoning EU start-ups. Their goal is to develop a truly European AI Model built on both high-quality and globally competitive AI products and European values.

Leveraging the extensive networks of both organisations, which encompass industry leaders, academia, research institutes, as well as start-ups, scale-ups, and SMEs, the partnership is poised to amplify Europe's voice in the global AI conversation. It aims to offer expert input to decision-making at an EU level and boost European AI, Data, and Robotics industries.

The collaboration, formalised at the ADRA Forum in November 2023, will introduce a series of initiatives designed to catalyse the alliance's objectives. These include advocacy activities, especially regarding efforts to address European Generative AI foundation models, and enhanced membership benefits for both organisations, including specialised webinars for ADRA and EIT Digital partners.

I am extremely happy and proud to announce the strategic partnership between EIT Digital and the AI, Data, and Robotics Association (ADRA), uniting two strong and complementary ecosystems. Together, we amplify our networks, create synergies with and for our members to forge a path towards a strong digital Europe which is inclusive, fair and sustainable. This collaboration is not just about integration and collaboration; it's about catalysing a synergy and joining forces for the benefit of Europe!

 Federico Menna, CEO of EIT Digital

Additionally, the partnership will leverage EIT Digital's educational capabilities to offer joint educational programmes and activities to address the AI, data, and robotics talent shortage. Giving a voice to the European AI community, a white paper covering European AI regulation and start-up needs will be presented to the European Commission, setting the stage for impactful policy development.

The collaboration will also include joint events in 2024, aimed at engaging stakeholders from the European Commission, Member States, and partners of both ADRA and EIT Digital.

EIT Digital is excited to embark on this collaborative journey with ADRA and invites all ADRA and EIT Digital stakeholders to join in shaping a future where European digital innovation and AI excellence set a global standard.

We are excited to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ADRA and EIT Digital. This partnership marks a significant step towards ADRA's vision of fostering a robust European ecosystem in AI, data, and robotics. By aligning with EIT Digital's successful programmes, we will both deliver substantial value to our members and stakeholders. Together, we aim to build a cohesive and powerful stance on addressing the pressing societal and technological challenges that are critical to our collective future prosperity.

Girardi Emanuela, President ADRA