The ELLIS unit Prague is committed to making ELLIS the leading open science AI organization in the world by: (1) outstanding foundational research in AI and related disciplines, (2) supporting the mobility of researchers within ELLIS and elsewhere, (3) building a European brand of PhD and Postdoc program, and (4) transferring research results to Czech as well as European industry to boost economic and societal innovation in Europe. The unit is hosted at the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) of the Czech Technical University and brings together five internationally recognized researchers and their teams that cover several key research areas necessary for building intelligent autonomous systems. In five years the target is to reach at least 10 ELLIS faculty with their research teams, commitment from funding sources for 15 years, and an innovation engineering team with an industry coordination office to ensure impact on economy and society in the Czech Republic and Europe via technology transfer and support for the creation of startups.

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