Background of the AI maturity tool for the EIT Cross KIC AI activity

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Abstract

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an EU body set up to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. Today it is Europe's largest innovation ecosystem with over 2000 partners. The EIT supports the development of dynamic, long-term thematic partnerships Knowledge and Innovation Communities (EIT KICs) among companies, research and higher education institutions, to tackle pressing global challenges. Together with their leading partners across Europe, the EIT Community offers a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship activities across Europe. Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an area of strategic importance and a key driver of economic development. As a result, a European initiative was kicked off in Q2, 2019 called “Artificial Intelligence for Europe”. A budget allocated of around € 2.5 billion has been earmarked to increase efforts in the key areas of AI in Europe. Boost the EU’s technological and industrial capacity in AI, up taking it across public and private sectors. Empower the education system to pre-empt the socio-economic changes that will come with the rise of AI and modernize training and talent management systems that support the labour market and increase the employability of trainees. Build ethical and legal frameworks to ensure all rights of citizens are protected. VTT’s AI maturity tool was selected as the tool to be shared among several KICs, such as EIT Digital, EIT Health, EIT Manufacturing, EIT Climate KIC and EIT InnoEnergy. During 2021 VTT’s AI Maturity tool was translated to Spanish, French, Deutsch, Italian and Polish in addition to the already existing implementation in English and Finnish.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2022
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesVTT Research Report
NumberVTT-R-00157-22

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