The Centre of Innovation for Data tech and Artificial Intelligence (CIDAI) has welcomed six new member organisations, all of them seeking data and AI-based technologies, to fast-track uptake of these technologies by businesses and society and spur the Catalan AI ecosystem.

The CIDAI’s new members are organisations and entities which extend its reach in the cultural and experience-based industries in the shape of 3Cat (Catalan Broadcasting Corporation) and the Cruïlla Festival; in mobility, with the Barcelona Metropolitan Area via AMB Informació i Serveis, SA (AMB Informació) and the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority; in finance, with savings bank Caixa Enginyers; and in water, with the Water Technology Centre (CETAQUA).

“The fact that the CIDAI has new businesses and organisations looking to embrace technological innovation fulfils one of the goals of the Catalonia.AI strategy to broaden the scope of this innovation through artificial intelligence uptake in Catalonia’s business and social network,” points out Joan Mas, CIDAI director and director of the Eurecat technology centre’s Digital Area.

Furthermore, “the relationship and joint efforts with the new members makes it possible to identify their challenges and roll out projects which address them and are drivers for the advent of these technologies across the various business sectors while also seeking greater territorial impact,” adds CIDAI manager Marco Orellana.

Part of the Artificial Intelligence Strategy of Catalonia, Catalonia.AI, CIDAI is a public-private partnership which promotes and drives transferring reliable, high-value data and artificial intelligence technology solutions to society and business.

CIDAI is coordinated by the Eurecat technology centre and includes as partners the Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the Computer Vision Center, the i2CAT Foundation, the Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center (IDEAI-UPC) and Huawei, NTT DATA, Microsoft, SAP and the SDG Group. Its members are AMB Informació, the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority, Caixa Enginyers, the Water Technology Centre (CETAQUA), 3Cat and the Cruïlla Festival.