£16.3 million investment in Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Centre

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AICC will focus on the adoption of AI technology to boost competitiveness and productivity across all industries
03 April 2024 - ENAIBLER  project
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Invest Northern Ireland and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland have announced a £16.3 million investment in a new state of the art Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Centre (AICC), to be based at Ulster University in partnership with Queen's University Belfast. This cutting-edge initiative is set to turn Ireland’s North West City Region into a powerful centre for innovation in Artificial Intelligence.

The Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Centre will focus on the adoption of AI technology to boost competitiveness and productivity across all industries including logistics, finance, life-sciences, manufacturing and Agri-Tech.

The AICC, with bases at Ulster University’s Belfast and Derry/Londonderry campuses and Queen’s, will also encourage greater industrial innovation and collaboration with academia to increase both local and FDI investment. The provision of additional training and professional qualifications in AI will also be delivered through both Universities.

Economy Minister of Northern Ireland, Conor Murphy, said: “We are in the midst of an AI driven revolution and through this investment we will harness the transformative power of AI, ensuring its potential is diffused and applied to a broad business base which will encourage economic growth and be of great benefit to our people and society”.

ERNACT led and Interreg Europe funded ENAIBLER project aims to build, empower and assist  public sector organisations to unlock the benefits of AI and the implementation of more open, transparent and ethical policies and services. Last June, ERNACT held the first regional stakeholder group meeting at the University of Ulster's Magee Campus, bringing together key players such as the University of Ulster and the Atlantic University of Technology (ATU) to drive innovation and collaboration on AI in the North West City Region. Learn more here.

For further insights about the Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Centre click the following link: 

Click here to email  Maixa Zabaleta at ERNACT for further information

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