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AI for Buildings & Construction: 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 Buildings & Construction and get information on the current French-German joint call for projects on AI


AI for Buildings & Construction

This sector has everything to gain in productivity by using AI. If this sector is slowly integrating new technologies into its processes, the benefits can be multiple: Building Information Modelling (BIM), resolution of delay problems and prediction of over costs or even evaluation in terms of personnel safety.

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.


  • 11:00-11:05: Greetings from Digital Hub Karlsruhe, Hub France IA, KI-Bundesverband
  • 11:05-11:10: Opening
  • Dr. Alexander Tettenborn, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • 11:10-11:25: Opportunities and challenges of AI in Buildings & Construction
  • Andreas Moring, Professor AI, Digital Business & Innovation, International School of Management
  • Sébastien Meunier, VP Smart Building, Smart Buildings Alliance
  • 11:25-11:45: Presentation of the joint call for projects
  • Antoine Roux, Innovation programs Manager, Bpifrance
  • 11:45-12:00: Q&A

Moderation :

  • Daniel Abbou, Managing Director, KI-Bundesverband
  • Gaelle Pinson, General Manager, Hub France IA
  • Gennadi Schermann, Head of Digital Innovation Center, Digital Hub Applied AI Karlsruhe


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  • Guest speaker
    Sébastien Meunier VP Smart Building @ Smart Buildings Alliance

  • Guest speaker
    Dr. Alexander Tettenborn Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

  • Guest speaker
    Andreas Moring Professor AI, Digital Business & Innovation @ International School of Management

  • Guest speaker
    Antoine Roux Innovation Programs Manager @ Bpi France

  • Guest speaker
    Daniel Abbou Managing Director @ KI-Bundesverband

  • Guest speaker
    Gennadi Schermann Head of Digital Innovation Center @ Digital Hub Applied AI Karlsruhe

Hub France IA

Driving and federating European AI initiatives in France

Hub France IA is a non-profit association, driving and federating European AI initiatives in France. Our mission is to help establish a strong and self-aware AI community in Europe.