Research groups and university chairs in machine learning, robotics, and computer vision shape the foundation of Cyber Valley. Faculty members were recruited from the world’s top universities and research institutions and are leading scientists in their respective fields.
From the outset, Cyber Valley aimed to secure the future of European AI by training the next generation of scientists. To this end, the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS) was launched in 2017. In just four years, this unique multi-disciplinary Ph.D. program has quickly gained a reputation as one of the world’s best in the field of artificial intelligence. IMPRS-IS has thus far attracted more than 2,000 applications from up-and-coming scientists around the world, and currently counts some 220 scholars.
Creating and nurturing a culture of entrepreneurship among AI scientists in southwestern Germany is another central Cyber Valley objective. To this end, the Cyber Valley management unit has launched several targeted initiatives to encourage young researchers to take their ideas to market, for instance with their own start-ups.