Cyber Valley is Europe's largest research consortium in the field of artificial intelligence. In addition to the University of Stuttgart, it includes the University of Tübingen, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and seven industrial partners. Cyber Valley is also supported by four foundations.
Together with partners from politics, science, industry and society, Cyber Valley is strengthening education and research in the fields of machine learning, computer vision and robotics. For this purpose, among other things, ten new research groups with young scientists have been established. Five research groups have been established at the participating universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen, and five at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS). Ten new chairs for artificial intelligence and machine learning have also been established at both universities, which have already been staffed or are in the process of being appointed.
The exchange between scientific disciplines is another focus. For this reason, Cyber Valley promotes the start-up culture in science. Findings from basic research can thus be applied more quickly. As a result, the know-how not only remains in the region, but also creates additional jobs and companies that can make a significant contribution to securing Germany as a business location.
Since the foundation of the Cyber Valley research consortium at the end of 2016 through the initiative of the Max Planck Society and funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg, a flourishing ecosystem has been developing, with new multidisciplinary initiatives being added every year. As a result, the Stuttgart-Tübingen region is gaining more and more momentum as a European hotspot for research and innovation in the fields of machine learning, robotics and computer vision.