Cyber Valley is Europe’s largest research consortium in the field of artificial intelligence with partners from science and industry. The state of Baden-Württemberg, the Max Planck Society with the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen, as well as Amazon, BMW AG, Daimler AG, IAV GmbH, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG are the founding partners of this initiative. Moreover, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft recently joined Cyber Valley as an associated partner. Cyber Valley also receives support from the Christian Bürkert Foundation, the Gips-Schüle Foundation, the Vector Foundation, and the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
The Cyber Valley partnership has created a thriving ecosystem that promotes a lively exchange between science and industry. This ecosystem has further strengthened the Stuttgart-Tübingen region’s position as a global leader in the field of AI research.
Ten newly established research groups and an equal number of university chairs have been established that shape the core of Cyber Valley. Their research focuses on machine learning, robotics, and computer vision. Cyber Valley research groups and professorships are headed by top scientists in their respective fields from the world’s the best universities and research institutions.
Cyber Valley partners have defined several core goals, one of which is the training of young scientists at the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS). From the beginning, this unique multi-disciplinary graduate school has been among the world’s best doctoral programs in the field of artificial intelligence and a key element of the Cyber Valley initiative. In just two years, the IMPRS-IS has doubled in size, and now counts over 110 scholars.
Creating a breeding ground for start-ups is another key goal. Cyber Valley aims to build bridges between curiosity-driven basic research and applied research, thus facilitating a lively exchange between academic and industrial partners and providing an ideal environment for spin-offs.
The Cyber Valley ecosystem at a glance:
- New Cyber Valley research groups and new university chairs in machine learning, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and computer vision at the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen
- The IMPRS-IS doctoral program
- The “Tübingen AI Center” – the Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s Competence Center for AI and Machine Learning
- The “Machine Learning: New Perspectives for Science” Cluster of Excellence at the University of Tübingen
- Two new Clusters of Excellence at the University of Stuttgart: “Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture” and “Data-Integrated Simulation Science” (SimTech)
- The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Tübingen
- The University of Stuttgart’s new “Intelligent Systems for a Sustainable Society” profile
- Arena 2036 on the University of Stuttgart campus, a research factory that promotes the hardware-based knowledge production of the future
- Germany’s first master's degree program in machine learning at the University of Tübingen
- The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart and Tübingen
- The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen
- The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft’s newly established AI innovation center Learning Systems in Stuttgart
- New Bosch and Amazon research centers in Tübingen: Bosch plans to build an AI Campus that will host 700 AI researchers by 2022, and Amazon will expand its research center to 200 employees in the coming years
- Two Bosch "Industry on Campus" professorships
- The Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence in Renningen
- The new Cyber Valley Start-Up Network