Technical University of Cluj-Napoca Kicks Off Construction of AI Research Institute

The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca is starting work on the creation of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (ICIA), a large and innovative project that aims to create a platform dedicated to research and development in the field of artificial intelligence and emerging technologies.

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The Artificial Intelligence Research Institute aims to develop a specialized infrastructure to facilitate the development of experimental models, prototypes, technologies and new products based on artificial intelligence. This infrastructure will facilitate the technological transfer of these innovative solutions to the economic environment and the community. The main research, development and innovation activities will take place in a modern space equipped with all the necessary equipment for research in artificial intelligence and its applications.

“Artificial Intelligence is becoming the “new electricity” that transforms the economy and society. The transfer of new technologies to industry is materializing in a few cutting-edge areas such as autonomous vehicles or digitized health, but it must be extended to all areas of economic and social life, such as education, services, commerce, the medical field and many others. The proposed research infrastructure, which will take the form of the ICIA, will carry out industrial research and experimental development activities, all to meet these needs of the socio-economic environment. We are happy to lay the foundations of this innovative project and to witness an evolution, which, we hope, will bring major benefits to the Cluj community and beyond,” said Vasile Țopa, rector of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

The contract for the design and execution works for ICIA was signed with the company KÉSZ Construcții Romania on September 14, 2023, and the design began on September 29, the same year. The execution of the project started on May 8, 2024, and the expected date for the completion of the works is November 8, 2025.

The value of the contract is 88,315,822 RON (almost EUR 18 million) without VAT.

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