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AI for Industry 4.0: 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 industry 4.0 and get information on the current French-German joint call for projects on AI


AI for the Industry 4.0

AI is revolutionizing all sectors of industry, leading to an Industry 4.0. Simplification of simulations, optimization of supply and production chains, reduction of failures or automation of quality controls are all tasks that can be performed by AI.

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
  • Julien Vignon, Policy Lead for AI, French Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs
  • 11:10-11:25: Opportunities and challenges of AI in the Industry 4.0
  • Julien Chiaroni, Directeur Grand Défi en Intelligence Artificielle, Secrétariat Général pour l'Investissement
  • Dr. Markus Hartinger, Senior Consultant Data Science, esentri AG
  • 11:25-11:45: Presentation of the joint call for projects
  • Dr. Regine Gernert, Project Manager, DLR Projektträger
  • 11:45-12:00: Q&A


  • Daniel Abbou, Managing Director, KI-Bundesverband
  • Gaelle Pinson, General Manager, Hub France IA
  • Gennadi Schermann, Head of Innovation & Digital Ecosystems, Cyberforum


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  • Guest speaker
    J V Policy Lead for AI @ French Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

  • Guest speaker
    Gennadi Schermann Head of Innovation & Digital Ecosystems @ CyberForum e.V.

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    Julien Chiaroni Directeur Grand Défi en Intelligence Artificielle @ Secrétariat général pour l'investissement

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    Daniel Abbou Managing Director @ KI-Bundesverband

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    Dr. Markus Hartinger Senior Consultant Data Science @ esentri AG

  • Guest speaker
    Regine Gernert Project Manager @ DLR Projektträger

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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.