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AIRE

Hub information

EDIH Title

AI and Robotics Estonia (EDIH)

Geographical scope

European

Information

info@aire-edih.eu

Description

The artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics EDIH AIRE facilitates innovation in Estonian manufacturing by bringing together the core competencies of universities, science parks and research centres in the fields of AI and robotics, and the SMEs in Estonia and Europe, working in close collaboration with other AI-related centres and initiatives in Estonia and Europe. The hub is run by a highly capable and experienced consortium led by the Tallinn University of Technology, and its partners are the University of Tartu, the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tehnopol Science and Business Park, Tartu Science Park, and competence centre IMECC, supported by other key stakeholders as associate partners. AIRE’s objectives are (1) to increase the digital maturity of the manufacturing SMEs, (2) to increase investments into industrial digitalisation, (3) to create sustainable EDIH ecosystem in Estonia and involve relevant stakeholders from the EU, (4) to improve the target groups' skills and competences on AI and robotics, and (5) to increase market maturity and market creation potential of Estonian innovations. To achieve this, the focus is on the ‘test before invest’ activities (WP2), incl. digital maturity assessment and related individual consulting and roadmapping for clients, and implementation of proof-of-concept AI and robotics demo projects and experiments with manufacturing companies. This is supported by AI and robotics related trainings (WP3), access to finance services (WP4) and ecosystem development (WP5). AIRE will contribute to long-term policy objectives of Estonia and the EU. Based on the strategic view of the Estonian state, in 2022-2025 AIRE focuses on the manufacturing industry as the primary target group and up to 10% of the budget is allocated to cross-sectoral AI pilots in health technology and tourism to widen the impact and illustrate transferability. From 2025+, AIRE will more strongly address a wider range of sectors in the future from 2025+.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Kirke Maar
+3725164025

Operational contact information

Kirke Maar
+3725164025

Coordinator address

Ehitajate tee 5
19086 Tallinn Estonia
Estonia

Coordinator Business name

Tallinn University of Technology

Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Department
Innovation Centre Mektory

Market and services

Technologies

Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
5/5
Robotics
5/5
Big data
3/5
BI tools
3/5
data
5/5
Digital twins
3/5
Cybersecurity
3/5
Internet of Things
3/5
Laser-based manufacturing and materials processing
3/5
Logistics
3/5
Sensors & Vision Processing Systems
3/5
Simulation engineering and modelling
4/5
Mobility
3/5
Virtual Reality
3/5
Cloud Services
3/5
Chemical engineering (plants, products)
3/5
Cyber-physical systems
3/5
High performance computing
3/5
Software Architectures
3/5
Human computer interaction
5/5
Industrial biotechnology
3/5
Communication network
3/5
Organic and large area electronics
3/5
Displays
3/5

Beneficiaries

Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
Annet Muru Partner Estonia Ulikooli 18, 50090 Tartu, Estonia UNIVERSITY OF TARTU HES http://www.ut.ee
Margus Arak Partner Estonia Kreutzwaldi 1, 51014 Tartu, Estonia ESTONIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES EMU HES http://www.emu.ee
Maarit Jalakas Partner Estonia Teadusparagi 6/1, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia TEH- TALLINN SCIENCE PARK TEHNOPOL OTH http://www.tehnopol.ee
Ingrid Hunt Partner Estonia Riia 185, 51014 Tartu, Estonia TSP OTH http://www.sciencepark.ee
Kaia Loun Partner Estonia Teaduspargi tn 8, mustamae linnaosa, harju, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia OU IMECC PRC http://www.imecc.ee
- Associated Estonia Hobujaama 4, 10151 Tallinn, Estonia CREDIT AND EXPORT GUARANTEE FUND KREDEX OTH
- Associated Estonia Kadaka tee 72a, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia MTU EESTI MASINATOOSTUSE LIIT OTH http://www.emliit.ee
- Associated Estonia Akademia tee 23, 12618 Tallin, Estonia EESTI ELEKTROONIKATOOSTUSE LIIT OTH http://www.estonianelectronics.eu
- Associated Estonia Toom kooli 17, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia ESTONIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OTH http://www.koda.ee
- Associated Estonia Lootsa 6, 11415 Tallinn, Estonia ITL OTH http://www.itl.ee
- Associated Estonia Narva road 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia TALLINN UNIVERSITY HES http://www.tlu.ee
- Associated Estonia Vabaduse väljak 7, 15199 Tallinn, Estonia Tallinna Ettevõtlusamet PRC http://www.tourism.tallinn.ee
- Associated Estonia Raekoda, 50089 Tartu, Estonia TARTU CITY PUB http://www.tartu.ee