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AI for the Energy industry: Preparing the French-German joint call for projects

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1-hour session to deep dive into the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) for the energy transition and get information on the newly opened French-German joint call for projects on AI


AI for the Energy Industry

The decentralization of the energy system as a result of the efforts to achieve climate protection goals primarily on the basis of renewable energies gives AI a key function that determines the overall success of the energy transition.

In recent years the domain of AI has also been characterized by the scientific and theoretical exploration of possible applications. Coupled with a hype potential, also supported by the media and a naturally rather euphoric start-up scene, there is now a prevailing awareness in the industry that without AI the energy future is hardly manageable. However, that a practice-oriented testing process is becoming indispensable in order to objectively test the use for the various fields of application in the energy industry.

French-German joint call for projects on AI

Additional new challenges and opportunities for AI solutions arise from the health and economic crisis the world is currently facing due to the Corona pandemic. AI solutions can drive the development of new products and services that can, for example, modernize healthcare, secure logistics chains or transform production systems.

Within the framework of European cooperation in the field of AI, the French and German Ministries of the Economy have launched a Franco-German call for projects aimed at boosting the supply of AI solutions for risk prevention, crisis management and resilience. The projects will notably be able to respond to the problems linked to these three fields of application:

  • Environment
  • Health
  • Economy

Projects dealing with cross-cutting issues, such as data sharing or the creation of synergies based on existing infrastructures such as GAIA-X, are also possible.

Operated by Bpifrance and DLR Projektträger, the development of the European AI ecosystem should be at the centre of the joint projects. The aim is to strengthen Europe's economic sovereignty and make the economy more resilient. Science and industry will work together in the new AI innovation projects.


  • 14:00-14:10: Opening
  • Mirko Klimas, Digitalization of the Energy Transition, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Fabien Le Voyer, AI Project Manager, French Ministry for the Economy and Finance
  • 14:10-14:25: Opportunities and challenges of AI in the Energy industry
  • Lisa Kratochwill, Expert Digital Transformation of the Energy System, DENA
  • 14:25-14:45: Presentation of the joint call for projects
  • Dr. Regine Gernert, Project Manager, DLR Projektträger
  • Antoine Roux, Innovation programs Manager, Bpifrance
  • 14:45-15:00: Q&A

Moderation : Gaelle Pinson, General Manager, Hub France IA


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  • Guest speaker
    Antoine Roux Innovation Programs Manager @ Bpi France

  • Guest speaker
    Regine Gernert Project Manager @ DLR Projektträger

  • Guest speaker
    Lisa Kratochwill Expert Digital Transformation of the Energy System @ Deutsche Energie-Agentur (DENA)

  • Guest speaker
    Mirko Klimas Digitalization of the Energy Transition @ German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

  • Guest speaker
    Fabien Le Voyer AI Project Manager @ French Ministry for the Economy and Finance

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