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Press invitation: Inria and DFKI sign Memorandum of Understanding on 22 January in Saarbrücken

| Press release | Saarbrücken

On the first anniversary of the Aachen Treaty, the French national institute for information technology, Inria (Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique), and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding. The ceremony takes place in the Power4Production Innovation laboratory in Saarbrücken in the presence of Minister President Tobias Hans and State Secretary Heike Raab, Representative of the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate to the Federal Government, with Responsibility for Europe, the Media and Digital Affairs.

In the future, the two scientific institutions will cooperate within the framework of a joint strategic research and innovation agenda in the areas of AI for Industry 4.0, AI infrastructures, human-robot collaboration, and wearables, including a strong commitment to the European AI initiative CLAIRE (Confederation of Labs for AI Research in Europe).

We cordially invite you to participate in the signature event of the Memorandum of Understanding between Inria and DFKI in Saarbrücken on 22 January 2020.

11:00: Accreditation
11:30: Opening
11:35: Welcome speeches by Minister President Tobias Hans, State Secretary Heike Raab and political representatives of the local and national level of Germany and France
11:50: Prospects for the cooperation of Inria and DFKI, Dr. Bruno Sportisse, Chairman and CEO Inria, Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger, CEO DFKI
12:05: Signing ceremony, Dr. Bruno Sportisse, Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger
12:15: Short presentations on concrete projects
12:30: Questions from journalists
13:00: Closing with finger food

Power4Production Hall
ZeMA - Center for Mechatronics and Automation
Eschberger Weg 46, Hall 10
66121 Saarbrücken
Information on how to get there:

Please register by email to We very much look forward to your participation!