3IA Côte d'Azur wins "IA-Cluster" AMI award

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Published on June 5, 2024 Updated on June 5, 2024

on the May 21, 2024


The Institut 3IA Côte d'Azur, labeled in 2019, has been officially labeled an IA Cluster following its application to the call for expressions of interest (AMI) "IA Cluster: world-class research and training clusters in artificial intelligence" launched as part of the national Artificial Intelligence strategy launched in 2018. A 20 million grant has been announced.

French President Emmanuel Macron made the announcement on May 21, highlighting the 3IA Côte d'Azur institute's pre-eminent position among France's academic clusters of excellence in AI*.

"This accreditation will enable the Côte d'Azur consortium led by Université Côte d'Azur to become a world-class center of excellence in AI research and training, and a major player in the region's growth model. "Jeanick Brisswalter - President of Université Côte d'Azur

Positive results for the 2019-2023 period

Obtaining the label follows a very positive balance sheet for 3IA Côte d'Azur over the 2019-2023 period. During this period, the Institute developed a research and training strategy around four major thematic axes: "Core element of AI", "AI for Medicine", "Biology", and "Smart territories". At the same time, 3IA Côte d'Azur has forged solid partnerships with local industry, totalling nearly 16 million euros in valued investments by companies.

"This label recognizes the positive results of our research and training activities since 2019, thanks to the scientific excellence of our researchers and the quality of our relations with industry and our international partners. The 2024/2030 strategy we have proposed will amplify this momentum, notably with the arrival of the Ecole de l'air et de l'espace and the Ecole Centrale méditerranée within our consortium. "Charles Bouveyron, Director of the Institut 3IA Côte d'Azur

"3IA Côte d'Azur 2030": an ambitious project with a €20M grant announced by the French government (which complements the €19M already allocated to the "3IA Côte d'Azur" project for the 2019-2023 period).

"The State subsidy will add to the contributions made by our public and industrial partners, who also contribute to the institute's business model; a model that we will need to rework collectively over the coming months in order to adapt the strategy to the financial trade-offs announced."announced Diana Sebbar, Executive Director of the Institut 3IA Côte d'Azur.

Over the period 2024-2030, the IA Cluster 3IA Côte d'Azur will strengthen its research and training partnerships with a number of international players, notably in Europe as part of the "Ulysseus" alliance of European universities, in Canada, Japan, Brazil, the United States and India.

Moreover, based in Europe's largest technology park and in an attractive region, the Institut 3IA Côte d'Azur benefits from the support of a dynamic industrial AI ecosystem, which attracts new companies every year. Indeed, regional companies are actively supporting this second phase of the project, dubbed "3IA Côte d'Azur 2030", by announcing a planned investment of 75 million euros over 7 years. These funds will be used to set up collaborative research contracts, create industrial Chairs, finance PhD contracts and develop AI training courses.
The Ecole de l'air et de l'espace and Centrale Méditerranée join the 3IA Côte d'Azur 2030* consortium, to develop their research and training strategy.

The two newcomers will enrich the research areas of the Institut 3IA Côte d'Azur. The "AI for Smart territories" axis has become "AI for Smart and secure spaces", and now includes "Space observation" and "Environment preservation".

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* MIAI Grenoble, Prairie Paris, Aniti Toulouse, SequoIA, Enact, Hi paris !, PostGenAI@Paris, DataIA