Chalmers a partner in AI Innovation of Sweden

​On Wednesday, 6 February, the national initiative AI Innovation of Sweden was launched at its home base in Lindholmen Science Park. Chalmers is a co-founder of the initiative, which currently includes some 40 organisations and companies in the business, public and academic sectors.

AI Innovation of Sweden is a national mobilisation aiming to serve as an engine in the Swedish AI ecosystem. The focus is on accelerating the application of AI through shared knowledge and data between players in a variety of industries, co-location sites and collaborative projects, all with a heavy focus on ethics, transparency and security.

“Chalmers is investing heavily in AI and mobilising our resources in artificial intelligence, with extensive funding from the Chalmers University Foundation,” says Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO of Chalmers. “Our participation in AI Innovation of Sweden gives us access to forums and networks, and above all interesting research data, while allowing us to contribute with key expertise.”

AI Innovation of Sweden is establishing shared resources. It will produce data factories to make large amounts of data available in new, unique ways. Through co-location sites, the initiative will enhance collaboration, the sharing of knowledge and the ability to attract skills. The first co-location site is in Ericsson’s premises at Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg. The plan is to open similar nodes in Malmö and Stockholm.

“Chalmers’s strategic partnership with AI Innovation of Sweden will occur through CHAIR and will benefit researchers at the university, in Swedish industry and Swedish society in general,” explains Ivica Crnkovic, director of the Chalmers AI Research Centre (CHAIR).

AI Innovation of Sweden is funded by Vinnova, the Västra Götaland region, industry, the public sector, research institutes and the academic world. The formal host of the initiative is Lindholmen Science Park AB, and in addition to Chalmers, partners include Rise, AstraZeneca, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, the Volvo Group, Zenuity, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions and the Swedish Tax Agency.

Read more at www.ai.se

Contact
Ivica Crnkovic​, Director, www.chalmers.se/chair

Text: Malin Ulfvarson
Photo: Lindholmen Science Park


Published: Thu 14 Feb 2019. Modified: Thu 28 Feb 2019