The Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) is a national initiative focused on joint technology development between academia, industry and government in the area of artificial intelligence. The Netherlands has the talent, the world-class research and the longstanding tradition in AI education to be one of the world’s top ranked countries in terms of innovation power. ICAI brings these positive forces together in a unique national initiative.
ICAI’s innovation strategy is organized around industry labs, these are multi-year strategic collaborations with a focus on technology and talent development. ICAI will create innovative AI-applications, distribute AI-knowledge for companies and organizations in the form of technology products and tools, train corporate employees through dedicated courses, and simultaneously maintain a connection with other world-level science centers. ICAI will also facilitate commercialization by enhancing start-up and spin-outs.
ICAI is an open national network of academic, industrial and governmental partners that is based at Amsterdam Science Park. At present, ICAI has six partners: the University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Ahold Delhaize, Bosch, Qualcomm and Elsevier. So far five research labs have been founded: QUVA Lab, Delta Lab, AirLab Amsterdam, AIRLab Delft and Elsevier AI Lab, with more to come.