Founded at the end of 2016, Cyber Valley has quickly grown into Europe’s largest ecosystem for research and innovation in machine learning and related fields. Located in southwestern Germany, Cyber Valley counts four research institutions (Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen, the Max Planck Society, and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), seven industrial partners, a start-up network, and an investor network.
Cyber Valley’s overarching aims are to train the AI researchers of the future, promote knowledge and technology transfer between basic and applied research, and foster a culture of entrepreneurship among scientists in the Stuttgart-Tübingen region. Of course, none of this would be possible without outstanding basic research: with a growing number of professorships, research groups, and clusters of excellence, Cyber Valley institutions have some of the world’s leading scientists among their faculty. At present, the Cyber Valley ecosystem counts more than 1000 researchers, among them 160 Ph.D. students.
Researchers at Cyber Valley partner institutions have consistently had a high number of papers accepted to the world’s leading machine learning conferences. At NeurIPS 2020, the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen, the Max Planck Institutes for Intelligent Systems and Biological Cybernetics, and the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence have a total of 31 papers.