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 160 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.