The AI, Data and Robotics Partnership launching event was organised in collaboration with the European Commission and the AI, Data and Robotics Association (Adra). It took place on Thursday 25 November 2021, 10:00am-12:15pm CEST.

The launch event is a direct follow-up of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding last June between the European Commission and Adra that establishes the co-programmed partnership that will serve as European focal point for AI, Data and Robotics.

We invited a panel of high-level speakers from industry, research and policy to provide their view on the opportunities of European AI, Data and Robotics.

Additionally, we provided information about the upcoming activities and opportunities within the partnership, and presented the membership options of Adra.

Find the slides that were presented here.


10:00 - 10:05 amOpening of the event
10:05 - 10:15 amOfficial opening
by EC (top level)
10:15 - 10:25 amOfficial opening
by Marina Bill, President of Adra
10:25 - 10:45 amPractical presentation on Adra and the AI, Data, and Robotics Partnership
10:45 - 10:55 amVideo presenting the founding members
BDVA, CLAIRE, ELLIS, EurAI and euRobotics
11:55 - 11:25 amKeynotes
  • Leonore Gewessler - Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
  • Karlo Ressler- Member of the European Parliament and Vice-president of AIDA
  • Pekka Ala-Pietilä - Chair of the EU High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (2018-2020)
11:25 - 12:10 pmPanel discussion
  • Nozha Boujemaa - Global Digital Ethics and Responsible AI Director at IKEA
  • Francesco Ferro- CEO at PAL robotics
  • Daniel Sáez Domingo- Strategic Intelligence & Technology Transfer Director at Instituto Tecnológico de Informática and Member of the Board of Directors of Gaia-X
  • Christian Guttmann- Head of AI and Data Science at TietoEvry

12:10 - 12:15 pm Conclusion and closing remark