ICT-38 1st Coordination Call – Great Opportunity for EU-Japan

EU-Japan AI Project has participated at the 1st ICT-38 coordination call, where 9 sister projects are joining forces on AI for manufacturing. The cooperation aims at exploiting synergies between the projects and increasing their impact. The following activities were discussed:

  • Organisation and participation to common events that will contribute to AI for manufacturing
  • Exploit synergies between projects in areas to be agreed among the projects
  • Collaboration opportunities with other groups (e.g., DMP Cluster, AI4EU, etc.)
  • Increase impact and allow for easier uptake of AI, and support transfer of skills and know-how
  • Joint dissemination and communication opportunities (publications, conferences, social media co-promotion)


The EU-Japan.AI project will offer an opportunity to include all the ICT-38 projects on its innovative platform. On one side, this will make it possible to gather a large pool of experts and knowledge representing EU. On the other side, EU-Japan.AI will serve as a bridge to Japan and its network of relevant stakeholders. The result will be a vibrant online community working towards advancing collaboration and exchange of knowledge between the EU and Japan for AI-Driven Innovation in Manufacturing.

EFFRA and AI4EU representatives also participated at the call and presented their ideas about potential collaboration opportunities with the ICT-38 cluster. The online meeting was organised and hosted by STAR project (Dr John Soldatos) and supported by EFFRA and the ConnectedFactories CSA.

The 9 sister ICT-38 projects are:

  • AI-PROFICIENT (Artificial Intelligence for improved PROduction efFICIEncy, quality and maintenance – 957391)
  • ASSISTANT (leArning and robuSt deciSIon SupporT systems for agile mANufacTuring environments – 101000165)
  • COALA (COgnitive Assisted agile manufacturing for a LAbor force supported by trustworthy Artificial Intelligence – 957296)
  • EU-Japan.AI (Advancing Collaboration and Exchange of Knowledge Between the EU and Japan for AI-Driven Innovation in Manufacturing – 957339)
  • knowlEdge (Towards AI powered manufacturing services, processes, and products in an edge-to-cloud-knowlEdge continuum for humans [in-the-loop] – 957331)
  • STAR (Safe and Trusted Human Centric Artificial Intelligence in Future Manufacturing Lines – 956573)
  • MAS4AI (Multi-Agent Systems for Pervasive Artificial Intelligence for assisting Humans in Modular Production Environments – 957204)
  • TEAMING.AI (Human-AI Teaming Platform for Maintaining and Evolving AI Systems in Manufacturing – 957402)
  • XMANAI (Explainable Manufacturing Artificial Intelligence – 957362)


Author: Coordinator, MINDS & SPARKS GmbH