This page offers an overview of nationally and EU-funded projects building on and extending the ELLIS network.
ELISE - the European Network of AI Excellence Centres - is a network of artificial intelligence research hubs and associated Fellows which originated from and builds on ELLIS. Based on the highest level of research, it spreads its knowledge and methods in academia, industry and society. The network invites all ways of reasoning, considering all types of data applicable for almost all sectors of science and industry. It does this while being aware of data safety and security, and striving for explainable and trustworthy outcomes. ELISE contributes to ELLIS on many fronts, for example through mobility programs for researchers, PhD and postdoc students, research program workshops, company collaboration, and policy work. It’s part of the EU Horizon 2020 ICT-48 portfolio and coordinated by Aalto University which is part of the ELLIS Unit Helsinki.
Mobility funding for researchers outside the network
For scientists planning a research stay in another lab or who would like to host a researcher for a short/long term visit: ELISE mobility funding (up to 18,000 € per visit of up to 6 months) is now also available for researchers outside the ELLIS/ELISE network
ELISE is involved in AIDA, the Artificial Intelligence Intelligence Doctoral Academy which has been created to nurture a new generation of AI talent by offering knowledge and expertise in AI through educational and training activities targeting PhD students. Find a list of upcoming sessions here and an overview of past sessions here.
Learn more about ELISE on this page or visit the ELISE website.
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ELSA - the European Lighthouse on Secure and Safe AI - connects excellent researchers from 26 top research institutions and companies in Europe to pool their expertise in the field of AI and machine learning, and to spearhead efforts in foundational safe and secure AI methodology research. The network builds on and extends ELLIS, and is coordinated by the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security in Saarbrücken (Germany) which is part of the ELLIS Unit Saarbrücken. Similar to ELLIS, it rests on three pillars: selected research programs, local research units, and a PhD and postdoc program. ELSA is funded under the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation program and will establish a fluid two-way communication between academic research and real-life application scenarios through the creation of the ELSA Innovation Lab.
ELSA's strategic research agenda outlining the path the network will be taking to address the grand challenges of safe and secure AI is available here.
Read more about ELSA in this article or visit the ELSA website.
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ELIZA - the Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Learning and Intelligent Systems - is a graduate school in the field of AI funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and coordinated by the Technical University of Darmstadt. ELIZA’s research and training activities focus on four main areas: the basics of machine learning (ML) - including ML-driven fields like computer vision, Natural Language Processing (NLP) or robot learning -, machine learning systems, applications in autonomous systems, as well as trans-disciplinary applications for machine learning in other scientific fields, from life sciences to physics. ELIZA connects seven German ELLIS Units (Berlin, Darmstadt, Freiburg, Heidelberg, München, Saarbrücken, Tübingen) including their academic institutions and industry partners, and aims to become the leading German brand for research and research training in machine learning-driven AI.
Find out more about it here or visit www.eliza.school.
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The European Lighthouse of AI for Sustainability (ELIAS) - a consortium of top European institutions coordinated by the University of Trento - celebrated its kick-off in September 2023. Funded by the EU, ELIAS aims at establishing Europe as a leader in AI research that drives sustainable innovation and economic development. It creates a Network of Excellence connecting researchers in academia with practitioners in industry to differentiate Europe as a region where AI research builds towards a sustainable long-term future for our planet, contributes to a cohesive society, and respects individual preferences and rights. The foundation of ELIAS is built upon ELLIS. The new network aims to refine and expand upon ELLIS’ excellence criteria while taking actionable steps to support AI researchers and emerging talents at all stages of their careers.
Learn all about ELIAS on this website.
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101120237.