ELISE - European Network of AI Excellence Centres

Setting up a Powerhouse of European AI

ELISE is a network of artificial intelligence research hubs. Based on the highest level research, it spreads its knowledge and methods in academia, industry and society. The network invites all ways of reasoning, considering all types of data applicable for almost all sectors of science and industry. We do this while being aware of data safety and security, and striving to explainable and trustworthy outcomes. ELISE works in cooperation with ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems). ELISE is part of the EU Horizon 2020 ICT-48 portfolio, and is coordinated by Aalto University.

ELISE launches its 2023 Strategic Research Agenda refresh

The European Union’s visions for a healthier, wealthier, more sustainable society are intertwined with its ambitions for artificial intelligence (AI). The ELISE network is building a powerhouse of European AI that can deliver these goals. This refresh of our Strategic Research Agenda shows how sustained investment can ensure the long-term success of this innovation ecosystem.

ELISE Industry Stories

It is hard to overstate the influence artificial intelligence has and will have in our lives. In 2020, the European Commission announced that being a “future-ready” business means being driven by innovative digital technologies. Being at the forefront of innovation is now a precondition for operating at all. Industry leaders end up setting the global pace for regulation, policy, and governance, while new technologies play an increasingly large and pivotal role in all aspects of our lives, from governance to commerce, healthcare to education, to art, culture, and philosophy.

ELISE Mobility Program for PhD students and postdocs: Two participants share their experiences

Fostering cooperation and exchange among outstanding AI researchers in Europe is a key objective of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). The opportunity to meet in person is essential in this context, as it stimulates scientific discourse, helps pool resources and strengthens professional relationships. To facilitate the mobility of junior researchers across Europe, the ELISE network runs the ELISE Mobility Program for PhD students and postdocs.


Strategic Research Agenda

ELISE builds and executes a European Strategic Research Agenda in AI.

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Future talent

PhD & Postdoc Programme

ELISE implements and supports the pan-European ELLIS PhD & Postdoc Program

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Researcher Mobility

ELISE runs a mobility programme for experienced researchers.

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Industry Collaboration

ELISE increases innovations by providing expertise and networking to industrial actors.

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