Are you curious about our plans, our vision and our goals for the next five years? Then you should definitely check out our new agenda. It aggregates all initiatives and plans that strengthen our ecosystem and contribute to the national AI strategy. It combines the efforts of many contributing stakeholders and sets priorities to address regional challenges, focusing on specific themes and industries.
Did you know…
- Our region has over 160 active startups and scale-ups with 4.300 employees, which is about 22% of Dutch startups? We also have large corporates investing in AI, three top universities, multiple universities of applied sciences and two medical centers combining the efforts of ~1.500 researchers and a fast-growing talent pool of students.
- Our regional AI hub focuses on six specific industries? We’re focused on Energy & Sustainability, Health & Care, Port & Maritime, Peace, Justice & Security, Technological industries and Agriculture & Food. In each of these industries, our province takes up a unique position in the Dutch innovation landscape (and in an international context as well).
- Zuid-Holland aims to become a leading region in adopting a responsible, human centric approach to AI? In this setting, AI systems are developed in an ethically responsible and socially meaningful way. Zuid-Holland houses the first Dutch ELSA (Ethical, Legal, Societal Aspects) labs for artificial intelligence.
You will find these and many other interesting facts about our region and our vision, plans and goals (2022-2027) in our agenda.
The Zuid-Holland AI Hub agenda aggregates all the initiatives and plans that strengthen the AI ecosystem of the region and contribute to the national AI strategy. It combines the efforts of many contributing stakeholders and sets priorities to address regional challenges, focusing on specific themes and industries.
Goals & Strategic Aims
We bring together knowledge institutions, companies and public authorities working with AI in Zuid-Holland to strengthen the regional ecosystem. This agenda lays out the vision and ambitions for the next five years and presents the building blocks to reach our ambitions.
Zuid-Holland has big ambitions to develop its AI ecosystem. We’ve identified three building blocks through which we aim to contribute to these goals:
- Research & Innovation
Knowledge institutes form the scientific back bone of the ZuidHolland AI hub and lead in research in AI and with AI that accelerates AI adoption and ensures that AI is used in a responsible way.
- Education & Human Capital
We aim to strengthen all sources to educate and train people working with AI to improve AI readiness.
- Startups & Scale-ups
We aim to further develop the regional startup system, to grow the number of leading AI startups and scale-ups and attract more entrepreneurial activity to the region.
You might recognize these building blocks, as they are directly connected to the nationally formulated building blocks which shape the strategy of the Dutch AI Coalition (NL AIC)
We have a light and decentralized governance approach. Hub partners play an active role in the different building blocks. Theme leads are appointed to coordinate activities of the corresponding theme/building block. The hub managers InnovationQuarter and TU Delft (coordinator AI Convergence) oversee the total of activities.