The FIP-AI@VSB-TUO works with clients from industry and the public sector. Especially small and medium-sized companies without their own R&D department, or companies with a different R&D focus, can benefit from the cooperation and know-how transfer. The services offered to industrial partners in Germany and the Czech Republic as well as other partners from Europe are based on the long-standing experience of the three partners, and are enhanced to a new level by the application of Artificial Intelligence. In addition, the FIP-AI@VSB-TUO aims to strengthen the University’s research activities and application orientation, and thus to support regional companies through high-end research. It offers these companies possibilities to collaborate on international projects (e.g. Horizon Europe), rapid market access in the partner regions and networking with German companies in joint research.
An additional benefit is the enhanced career prospects of German and Czech students, PhD candidates or early stage researchers, who will all be able to complete internships in the partner country. A regular exchange of both students and staff fosters joint research and innovation and creates initiatives for new projects.