Millions for AI knowledge and investment consortium
The TTT.AI consortium will focus on transferring knowledge generated by AI research and providing early-stage funding to startups. The University of Amsterdam is the consortium’s lead organisation, while LUMO Labs from Eindhoven is the investor responsible for providing early-stage funding. The consortium is set to receive a grant under the Thematic Technology Transfer (TTT) scheme of the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland
One-stop shop for AI startups
The consortium has brought together a number of top researchers, business developers, investors and entrepreneurs in the field of AI. Its primary themes are health care, security and human-centred AI, but promising initiatives regarding other themes can count on the consortium’s support as well.
In the future, TTT.AI will be the ultimate one-stop shop in the Netherlands for AI start-ups rooted in knowledge institutions.
The consortium brings together an unprecedented number of influential Dutch players in the field of AI. The most prominent of these are the University of Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam, Utrecht University, Radboud University, Eindhoven University of Technology, the university medical centres in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Nijmegen and the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands. The consortium’s other partners are the Netherlands’ other universities of technology, universities of applied sciences, incubators, regional development corporations, the Netherlands AI Coalition and the Innovation Centre for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI).
The need for cooperation in the field of AI is becoming increasingly evident in the Netherlands. With this in mind, ambitious agendas for joint research have been launched nationally and regionally in recent times and universities and businesses have joined forces to increase the impact of AI. However, a national approach to the promotion of AI start-ups has been absent until now. The TTT scheme will make it possible to accelerate the application and marketing of technological innovations. As such, the consortium will strengthen the position of the Netherlands as one of the most advanced AI hubs in Europe.
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