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Accelerating UK-NL AI collaboration towards net zero

Date: 14 December 2021 10:00 - 14 December 2021 11:30

About this event

Join this online event, created in partnership between Digital Catapult and The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UK, for a snapshot overview of the artificial intelligence (AI) landscape in the Netherlands and the UK, and to explore new opportunities for cross-country collaboration in the area of net zero.

AI and machine learning (ML) are of significant importance to both countries. This game changing set of technologies is driving innovative solutions to business, environmental and societal challenges, including global net zero goals. International collaboration in this area is vital to success.

Through a group discussion session, this event will look to connect key organisations across AI innovation ecosystems in the UK and Netherlands, and build on Digital Catapult’s report recommendations for the co-creation of future bilateral AI demonstrator projects, that can showcase how AI and ML will enable industrial net zero, and drive the future sustainability and resilience of supply chains.

Who should attend

This event is designed for stakeholders with an interest in AI and how it can enable net zero, including UK and NL headquartered startups and scaleups, research and innovation organisations, policy makers and corporates working in supply chains.


10:00 – 10:05 GMT / 11:00-11:05 CET – Introductions

Phil Young, Director for Policy, Research & Engagement, Digital Catapult

10:05 – 10:15 GMT / 11:05 – 11:15 CET – AI strategy in the UK

Sana Khareghani , Head of the UK Office for AI

10:15 – 10:25 GMT / 11:15 0 11:25 CET – AI landscape – snapshot from the Netherlands

Stefan Leijnen, International Advisor at Netherlands AI Coalition

10:25 – 10:30 GMT / 11:25- 11:30 CET – Digital Catapult report highlights and key recommendations

Alessandra Venier, Policy Research & Engagement Manager, Digital Catapult

10:30 – 10:40 GMT / 11:30 – 11:40 CET – Achieving net zero with advanced digital technologies – a challenge and an opportunity for industry

NL: Dr. Jochen Cremer, Co-Director Delft AI Energy Lab & UK: speaker to be announced

10:40 – 11:10 GMT / 11:40 – 12:10 CET – Breakout room discussions

11:10 – 11:25 GMT / 12:10 – 12:25 CET – Conclusions and recommendations

11:25 GMT / 12:25 CET – Closing remarks

11:30 GMT / 12:30 CET – Event ends

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