BayFOR at panel discussion on “European AI Ecosystem and the Role of Cities and Regions”

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Brussels. On 3 December 2019, the City of Prague, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic host a panel discussion on the topic of “European AI ecosystem and the role of cities and regions”. The event supports European collaboration in the development of artificial intelligence (AI). A panellist of the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) will take part in the discussion.

The focus of the event is on the position of cities and regions in developing the AI ecosystem.
Europe can expand existing research capacities and reach critical mass through networks of European centres of excellence, which will be introduced in several regions and countries – for instance in Bavaria and the Czech Republic – in 2020. Encouraging collaboration between the best research teams and joining forces for more effective scientific and technological progress in AI will help Europe to maintain its competitiveness.

The event will be held in the Prague House and hosted by Lucie Čadilová, Head of Delegation of Prague to the EU, and Jaroslav Zajíček, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to Coreper I. Jan Klesla, the Czech National Coordinator for European AI Centres, will moderate the event. Before the panel discussion, key note speeches by the Mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib, EU Commissioner Věra Jourová and Deputy PM and Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček will give an insight into the topic. BayFOR is invited to take part in the high-level panel discussion which will also welcome Luboš Král, Researcher at the Czech Technical University in Prague and PRG.AI, Maxime Brivois, CEO of Aleego (Prague) and Clemens Wasner, CEO of EnliteAI (Vienna).

3 December 2019
6.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
followed by a dinner reception

Prague House
Avenue Palmerston 16
1000 – Brussels

Participation fee
The event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.

If you are interested in attending the panel discussion, please register at by 28 November 2019.

Further information
You will find the preliminary agenda here.
The event will be held in English.

Contact at BayFOR
Dr. Panteleimon Panagiotou
Head of Unit
Information & Communication Technologies | Engineering & Natural Sciences
Phone: +49 (0)89 9901 888 – 130

Contact at Prague House
Veronika Kovaříková
Delegation of Prague to the EU
Phone: +32 2 280 65 13
Mobile: +420 776 339 415

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