The EMAI consortium counts with the participation of 17 Associated Partners from 7 different countries (UK, IT, ES, SL, NL, China, USA). The UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence is a distinguished associated partner, responsible for organising the Summer School event.

  • University College London (UCL) Centre for Artificial Intelligence. The UCL Centre for AI in London centre carries out foundational research in AI and has close research and training links to other local AI communities, including the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and the Alan Turing Institute. The AI Centre is part of UCL's wider AI Strategy and serves as the engine of methodological development across UCL. The AI Centre both feeds into and is supported by one of Europe’s most vibrant tech sectors. Members of the AI Centre have made some of the most successful AI startups in recent times and the Centre aims to help create more by supporting Centre staff and students through entrepreneurship training and hosting industry events at the Centre.

  • International Research Centre On Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) working under Institut of Jozef Stefan. The IRCAI is a Category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO and the only one directly focused on AI. IRCAI is a network of institutions and experts from around the world and a clearinghouse for relevant global AI projects. It offers an open and transparent dialogue and aims to provide both technological and political support to stakeholders around the world in the planning and deployment of AI. IRCAI and its experts cover the areas of education, assistive technologies, waste management, climate change, the circular economy, and the measurement of sustainable development indicators. At the beginning of the COVID-19 containment measures, IRCAI researchers used their tested AI technology to raise public awareness by offering it the online service Coronavirus watch. IRCAI actively works in the field of AI development following the common values ​​of the UN and European Union and their ethical foundations.

  • Huzhou Institute (HI) of Zhejiang University (ZJU), is a research & development (R&D) intensive institution initiated by ZJU and the City of Huzhou in 2020. The R&D emphasis of the Institute includes industrial automation, robotics, sensing, industrial internet and smart cities. The Institute mission is Innovation and Connection, which builds a strong bridge between ZJU and industrial technology applications. ZJU is one of China’s top higher education institutions, as well as one of its oldest, that currently ranks among the top three on Chinese universities and within the top 100 in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings and QS World University Rankings. The institute is located in the southern part of Lake-Tai, which is the top tourist attraction of the City of Huzhou, Zhejiang Province.

Associate partners in Spain

  • Fundació Eurecat is a Spanish RTO with a large expertise in developing and executing innovation projects in the area of industrial technologies, lCT, sustainability and biotech, as well as providing technological services to SMEs and other industry players. Its structure counts with a workforce of 700 approx. employees and is located ín the Catalonia region. Eurecat is a core member and founder of the Centre for Innovation in Data technologies and Artificial Intelligence (CIDAI) and also holds CIDAI's Technical Office for its operations coordination.

  • Amazon Machine Learning Research and Development Centre at Barcelona gives you insight into the company’s approach to customer-obsessed science. Amazon fundamentally believes that scientific innovation is essential to being the most customer-centric company in the world. It's the company’s ability to have an impact at scale that allows us to attract some of the brightest minds in artificial intelligence, machine learning, automated reasoning, speech, robotics, computer vision, optimization, or quantum computing.

  • Dolby Iberia S.L. is the branch of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (Dolby Labs) in Spain, with around 30 full-time employees, most of them located in the Barcelona office. Dolby Labs specialises in audio technology, including audio noise reduction and audio encoding compression, and licences its technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers. The AI Research group of Dolby Labs, with members in the Barcelona office, focuses on leveraging machine learning techniques for audio processing, coding, and enhancement, with a diverse focus on speech, movie, and music signals.

  • Koa Health develops digital wellbeing and therapeutics solutions that combine the latest research and breakthrough technologies to deliver mental health services that are accessible, personalised and effective across a range of conditions. Koa Health (formerly Telefonica Alpha Health) was created in 2016 under Telefónica’s moonshot factory (Telefónica is a global telecommunications company headquartered in Spain). It successfully became an independent company, Koa Health, in 2020, with the goal to continue leveraging technology, machine learning and clinical research to enable people to change their behaviours with evidence-based, easy-to-navigate support. Koa Health has operations in Barcelona, the US and the UK.

  • Dribia Data Research S.L. is an SME founded in 2017 with the objective of providing data innovation services to private and public institutions alike. Dribia’s origin is rooted in the academic sector,  from which both its founders and all of their workers come from and advocates for a scientific approach to consulting services related to data, AI and disruptive technologies. Dribia was born with the prime objective of transferring knowledge from research institutions to society with the aim of achieving direct impact on society.

  • Giga. Giga Barcelona Tech Centre, established in 2023, is dedicated to developing open-source technology solutions and fostering co-creation and knowledge sharing within Giga's focus areas in collaboration with public and private stakeholders. The centre serves as one of the two primary hubs of Giga, a partnership of UNICEF's Office of Innovation and ITU's Telecommunications Development Bureau, which aims to connect
    every school in the world to the Internet by 2030. Working with corporate and non-profit partners, Giga maps schools' Internet access in real-time, creates models for innovative financing, and supports governments contracting for connectivity.

Associate partners in the Netherlands

  • Screen Point Medical was founded in 2014 by Professor Nico Karssemeijer and Professor Sir Michael Brady, world leading experts in quantitative breast image analysis and computer aided detection.  system, Transpara, a blend of classical physics and deep learning AI, presented as a decision support tool to increase efficiency. ScreenPoint combines deep understanding of the physics, knowledge of clinical workflow and deep learning AI techniques to improve accuracy and speed of detection.

  • Machine2Learn (or M2L) is a spin-off from the Radboud University Nijmegen based in Amsterdam with a successful history of commercial AI applications that go as far back as the 1990s. M2L combines the latest academic research, an exceptional understanding of AI, and our own software development. In this way, M2L provides end-to-end AI solutions for innovative organisations, serving clients in industry, the medical sector and services. Our team is and has experts in AI and Machine Learning.

  • ASM Laser Separation International (ALSI) B.V. originated from the semiconductor industry and has a clear understanding of how to meet the driving forces in this industry. ALSI was founded in the year 2001 as a spin off from Philips Semiconductors and started with a transfer of knowhow and patents from Royal Philips NV, through which ALSI has obtained the unique Intellectual Property Rights on multiple beam laser separation technology. The Philips laser dicing technology was proven by the billions of separated units, and ALSI continued the development of this proprietary technology and introduced it to the whole semiconductor industry.

  • Hammer, market Intelligence is a company located in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Their main focus area is the agriculture and food sector, but they are expanding into other fields of interest. Over the last few years, they have moved towards a more data centred approach. They have been collaborating with students from the Radboud University in setting up a data platform to aid analysts and develop predictive modelling tools to assist their clients in their market strategies. Their strategic direction towards a data centred approach can be seen in our team configuration. They started as a pure analytics team, consisting of only market analysts, but the team is now supported by a data scientist and students with a technical background. The idea is to continue to expand this team over the next few years and provide a platform of support for Master students. Their nature as a market intelligence company ensures the projects are diverse and relevant in a business context.

  • Nexperia BV is a leading expert in the high-volume production of essential semiconductors. The company’s extensive portfolio includes diodes, bipolar transistors, ESD protection devices, MOSFETs, GaN FETs and analog & logic ICs. There is a strong focus on R&D and a continuous increase of the portfolio with new and innovative products.

Associated partners in Slovenia

  • Stelkom is the operator of reliable, high-quality and competitive ICT services in the national telecommunications network of the electricity system. Stelkom has a 18-year tradition as a provider of telecommunications services, which connects all major cities in Slovenia and abroad with its backbone network. With its diversified infrastructure throughout the territory of Slovenia, Stelkom provides top services on the technically highest quality access network in the country.

  • Alpineon Development and Research is a high-tech company engaged in the development of custom hardware and software, mainly in the fields of ICT and the automotive industry. He pays special attention to the development of biometric technologies (speaker recognition and face recognition), imaging technologies (3D machine vision and licence plate recognition) and speech technologies: speech recognition, speech synthesis (eReader and Proteus) and machine translation of speech, as evidenced by many speech-based products such as voice portals or SMS and email readers.

  • LEK is an important part of an international pharmaceutical company Novartis. Novartis is the leading provider of medicines in Slovenia. Lek merges our more than 70 years of experience, knowledge and achievements in developing and producing high quality pharmaceutical products with Novartis’ organisational units around the world. Research and development achievements go hand in hand with the Slovenian academic environment. They are successfully integrated into the production of quality, safe and efficient pharmaceutical products.