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ELISE has issued its first open call for SMEs and Start-ups

ellis 29 April 2021 Announcement

Businesses that develop AI-based solutions and applications can apply for funding of up to 60,000 euros

With the support of a scientific advisor, the European Network of AI Excellence Centres (ELISE) will select 16 SMEs and start-ups in one of the ELISE/ELLIS focus areas with the support of a Scientific Advisor.

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Call for proposals – Organisation of ELLIS Summer/Winter Schools

ellis 27 April 2021 Announcement

Deadline: August 15, 2021 Who can apply: ELLIS Units

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ELLIS Units: new call for proposals - Deadline extended until 7th of April 2021!

ellis 03 March 2021 News Item

The ELLIS society calls for a new round of proposals for the creation of ELLIS units. The deadline is on 7th of April 2021 and the submission site is on EasyChair ( Proposals for the creation of an ELLIS unit will be reviewed by the ELLIS units evaluation committee, which is composed of an internationally diverse set of ELLIS fellows. Feedback is expected to be given within 6 months after each deadline. For questions please email

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ELLIS set to receive new funding to expand its activities in Tübingen

ellis 17 December 2020 News Item

The Hector Stiftung has pledged to support the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) over a period of ten years.

The funds will finance the research of ELLIS Fellows at the Tübingen unit, thus serving as a decisive building block for the establishment of an ELLIS Institute.

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ELLIS PhD Program: Call for Applications

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The ELLIS PhD Program opens call for applications. Application deadline: 1.12.2020

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ELLIS launches NLP fellow program

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With the Natural Language Processing Program, ELLIS now counts 12 Fellow programs

Recently approved by the ELLIS Fellow Committee, the new program for natural language processing includes fellows and scholars from 15 European institutions

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New centre for AI research opens at ETH Zurich

ellis 20 October 2020 News Item

A core team of around 29 professorships, a new executive director, and a Fellowship programme aim to promote interdisciplinary research into this key technology.

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ELLIS PhD Award 2020

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The members of the European Laboratory for Learning & Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) have announced the two winners of the ELLIS Ph.D. Award 2020.

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ELLIS inaugurates 30 research units at leading institutions across Europe

ellis cyvy 15 September 2020 Press Release

At a virtual event on Tuesday, the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems presented the broad scope of research its units will cover in the field of modern AI.

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Official launch of ELLIS Units - 15th of September 2020!

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The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) is officially launching its 30 ELLIS research units on Tuesday, September 15. Since the first 17 units were announced in December 2019, the ELLIS initiative has gained significant momentum, adding another 13 units at top research institutions across Europe. To highlight this rapid progress toward securing the future of European AI research, each unit will be presenting its research focus. While an in-person launch was initially planned in spring at the Royal Society in London, the event was postponed as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic and will now take place online. The event will be will be open to the general public via livestreaming. A detailed agenda and the YouTube link will be posted shortly.

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EPFL launches Center for Intelligent Systems

ellis 22 June 2020 News Item

EPFL’s new Center for Intelligent Systems (CIS) will act as a research promotion platform for bringing together experts in machine learning, data science, computer vision, cyberphysical systems, and robotics.

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ELLIS fellowship program: call for proposals - Deadline 1st of March 2021!

ellis 16 April 2020 News Item

The ELLIS society ( is soliciting proposals for ELLIS Research Programs. We welcome programs run by academic and industry researchers alike. In the case of industry researchers, we hope for assistance in approaching their employer for a financial contribution. The program is modelled after the CIFAR research programs and is being launched in close coordination and with the institutional support of CIFAR, including the LMB program ( which, along with its predecessor NCAP, played a major role for the field of deep learning. The existing fellowship programs can be found here:

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ELLIS researchers screen a billion molecules for drugs against Covid-19

ellis 03 April 2020 News Item

Researchers from the ELLIS Unit Linz have recently used a neural network called ChemAI to screen for new drugs against Covid-19. In a large effort, they have searched a database of a billion molecules for favorable properties and now provide the resulting list of 30,000 potential drugs to the public. They also computationally tested existing drugs for the for their potential use as a therapeutic for Covid-19.


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Online Workshop on Covid19@ELLIS on April 1st

ellis 25 March 2020 News Item

The world is facing a public health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. We all need to take this on, and science can make a major contribution. This online workshop will present projects on how to tackle Covid-19 using methods of machine learning and AI, carried out by leading international researchers.

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The European Commission offers significant support to Europe’s AI excellence

ellis 18 March 2020 Press Release

The European Commission has decided to fund ELISE, a project proposal that specifically focuses on fundamental research in AI, driven by machine learning (ML), with 12 Million euros.

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European Commission Vice-President Vestager visits Cyber Valley

ellis cyvy 20 February 2020 Press Release

Scientists from the ecosystem are making a decisive contribution to the future of European AI

At a meeting with the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann, and the state’s Science Minister Theresia Bauer, scientists welcomed the European Commission’s new Digital Strategy and demanded strong support for research in the field of learning AI.

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Nuria Oliver, Co-Founder @ ELLIS: Facilitate Multi-nation Collaboration for AI Research in Europe

ellis 28 January 2020 News Item

Nuria Oliver, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Vodafone Institute and Chief Data Scientist at DataPop Alliance shared ELLIS’ mission behind its latest announcement at NeurIPS 2019, and offered her advice on how individuals and organizations can get involved and support ELLIS.

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17 ELLIS units across 10 European countries and Israel established

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Grassroots initiative assembling top European talent in machine learning mobilizes more than 200 Mio in funding across Europe for the next 5 years

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ELLIS sites: call for proposals!

ellis 07 September 2019 News Item

The ELLIS society calls for proposals for the creation of ELLIS units.

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ellis 04 September 2019 News Item

The members of the European Laboratory for Learning & Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) have announced the first six winners of the ELLIS Ph.D. Award.

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ELLIS Programs launched

ellis 04 September 2019 Press Release

Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg invests 1 Mio Euros

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Leading European AI scientists issue a call to action

ellis 09 April 2019 Press Release

ELLIS initiative proposes concrete measures to advance AI research in Europe

Following their meeting with Baden-Württemberg's Minister-President Kretschmann in Stuttgart, Europe's leading AI researchers have formulated a set of recommendations that will promote the development of a strong European AI research network.

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Baden Württemberg’s Minister President Winfried Kretschmann receives Europe's leading AI researchers

ellis 03 April 2019 Press Release Neues Schloss Stuttgart, Germany

Scientists convene to advance European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems ELLIS


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ELLIS Society Founded

ellis 06 December 2018 Press Release

Top European Machine Learning Scientists Join Forces to Establish European Excellence Network for Public Artificial Intelligence Research