Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking (KDT JU) EdgeAI project kick-off meeting was held in Catania, Italy on 21-23 February 2023, gathering around 70 participants to discuss the priorities in edge AI technology developments and the activities to develop these new technologies over the next three years.

With 49 partners across 11 European countries and a total budget of €35.4 million, EdgeAI is a flagship project for AI technology development at the edge that aims to apply the technologies in 20 demonstrators across five industrial value chains: digital industryenergyagrifood & beverage, mobility, and digital society.

The meeting started with a short project, participants’ and beneficiaries’ introduction. EdgeAI coordinator Ovidiu Vermesan (SINTEF) presented the overall project management procedures and management-related topics.

Within the first day of the meeting, the objectives, progress, and short-term plans of the overall project dissemination, communication, exploitation and standardization activities were also extensively presented. At the same time, ITML & SINTEF released the EdgeAI website.

During the second day of the three-day EdgeAI Kick-off meeting, the way of working in the context of the Value Chains (VCs) and Demonstrators (VCDs), was extensively presented. EdgeAI partners explored possible collaborations within the project and towards the VCs and VCDs implementation.

On the third and final day of the meeting, the description and objectives of Work Packages (WPs) were presented, together with the plans for the next six months.

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