Collaborative activities

An European network

ULTIMATE commits to establish relationships and exchange results with different EU projects funded in topics relevant to AI, Data and Robotics.
Cohesion activities will be sought with the Public Private Partnership (PPP) on AI, Data and Robotics and funded actions related to this partnership, including the CSA HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01-02, relevant European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and its Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), in particular the EIT Digital.

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Related projects

ULTIMATE participates in the next level of “intelligence” and autonomy cluster, called “Trustwothy AI Cluster”. This cluster, among the funded HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01-01 projects, investigates common dissemination paths and scientific approaches to build the next level of intelligence including integration of learning, causality, contextualization and knowledge discovery, human-in-the loop approaches, and advancements in intelligence, transparency and autonomy of AI-based systems.

The first Clustering event is organised by the TALON project , on the 2nd of March 2023 !

Ultimate is part of a network of research projects related to the rise of Artificial Intelligence


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The European AI-on-demand (AIOD) platform seeks to bring together the AI community while promoting European values.

The first iteration of the AI-on-demand platform was developed under the leadership of the AI4EU project (ICT26-2019). This initial version of the platform put in place the basic functionalities of the platform and initiated many community efforts to further support the necessary administration and technical development. The initial investment by the European Commission was followed by the funding of six supporting projects (ICT49-2020), each of which is committed to building new innovative services for the platform.

In addition, each of Europe’s Network of AI Excellence Centres (ICT-48-2020) committed to further enrich the platform with the outputs of their activities. With the completion of the initial AI4EU project at the end of 2021, the platform continues to be supported by the six ICT49 projects and enriched by the Networks of Excellence.

The AI-on-demand platform (AIOD) seeks to act as a resource to facilitate European research and innovation in AI. The objective of the platform is to support all solutions and tools that contribute to the ecosystem of excellence and the ecosystem of trust, which define the European Vision of AI    

The AIOD will mature to add AI assets and tools to be used by the broader community to upskill and transfer knowledge to innovation sectors. It will supply new services and a marketplace for non-experts, so that they can experiment and deploy AI solutions in their own workplaces. 

The AIOD platform is a community resource, and its success depends on the active engagement of the entire European AI Ecosystem. The platform is therefore open to all individuals or organizations interested in technically developing aspects of the platform, leading or contributing to different components, sharing outputs of research or simply sharing news updates or information on forthcoming events. There are multiple avenues to contribute and to guide and decide the direction and features of AIOD platform over the coming years. 

Many cross-project Working Groups are already in place to advance the AIOD, to engage with these, please send an email outlining your interest, or any question to and a representative of the AI4Europe project will redirect you to the appropriate ongoing activities.  

For further information, please join/follow the social media accounts at Twitter (@AI4EU) and/or LinkedIn


logo AdraeThe Adra-e project supports the AI, Data and Robotics Association and Partnership to create the conditions for a sustainable European ecosystem.

ADRA-e is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under Horizon Europe, Grant Agreement 101070336. The consortium is made up of 15 organisations spanning from world-leading experts from AI, Data and Robotics, Research organisations, Large Enterprises and SMEs. The partners are well-connected to the founding associations of Adra and other relevant European Partnerships.

The Adra-e project objectives are:

  • Deliver a multi-stakeholder dialogue through cross-discipline and cross-community convergence events and activities, ultimately defining and contributing to the update and implementation of the Strategic Research, Innovation and Deployment Agenda.
  • Map the ADR landscape and infrastructures to understand the state of the art of European innovation in ADR.
  • Stimulate the onboarding of new technologies to alleviate roadblocks via cross-European collaboration.
  • Raise awareness of the acceptability and trustworthiness of ADR for citizens, businesses, public administrators, and educators.
  • Increase innovation capacity and adoption of core ADR technology with applications between regions and specialised communities.
  • Support the development of standards and regulations maintaining European technological sovereignty.


logo eurobinProject euROBIN aims for a European ecosystem of robots sharing data and knowledge to learn performing the many tasks in human environments.


logo ElsaELSA stands for European Lighthouse on Secure and Safe AI. The network of excellence funded by the European Union is a virtual center of excellence that will spearhead efforts in foundational safe and secure artificial intelligence (AI) methodology research. A large and growing network of top European experts in AI and machine learning is to promote the development and deployment of cutting-edge AI solutions in the future and make Europe the world’s lighthouse of AI. ELSA builds on and extends the existing internationally recognized and excellently positioned ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems) network of excellence. ELSA rests like ELLIS on three pillars: selected research programs, local research units, and a PhD and postdoc program. ELSA will establish a fluid two-way communication between academic research and real-life application scenarios through the creation of the ELSA Innovation Lab. These dynamics will be strengthened and facilitated by new instruments (open call, joint PhD supervision) that foster academia-industry collaboration. The ELSA innovation lab will provide a platform for driving and utilizing socially-beneficial innovation. This European project is particularly important because AI solutions will be applied in such sensitive areas as the healthcare sector or autonomous driving. Artificial intelligence is also used in robotics, cybersecurity, media and document security. All of these application areas are the focus of the network. To achieve its goals, the network is addressing three major challenges: The development of robustness guarantees and certificates, data-secure and robust collaborative learning, and the development of human control mechanisms for the ethical and secure use of AI. ELSA is funded under Horizon Europe, one of the largest research and innovation funding programs in the world.

Trustworthy AI

Nine projects funded under the Horizon Europe call, HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01-01, will help pave the way for the greater acceptance of Artificial Intelligence (AI)  across Europe. These projects share a common goal of shaping AI solutions that are innovative, human-centric and dependable. Amid others, the main focus is on verifiable robustness, energy efficiency and transparency.

Each of these projects brings a unique perspective to the broad realm of trustworthy AI. Driven by the collective aim of fostering trust and confidence in AI technology, these initiatives are geared towards enhancing transparency, explainability, accountability, safety and performance in systems using AI.

The collaborative spirit of these projects is clear as the projects embark on shared efforts to understand each other´s objectives and identify opportunities for synergies. These “cluster” activities work to ensure a cohesive strategy that aligns with the overall call objectives and the Digital Europe Strategy.

The following nine projects are part of the call and each project provides solid scientific solutions complemented by tools and processes for design, testing, validation, certification, software engineering methodologies and real-world applications.