JARA partners involved in two "Clusters4Future" projects
“NeuroSys” and “Hydrogen” Future Clusters to be funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with up to 90 million euros
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has published the winners of the "Clusters4Future" ideas competition. Among the seven clusters funded, "NeuroSys - Neuromorphic Hardware for Autonomous Artificial Intelligence Systems" and the future cluster "Hydrogen" were submitted with significant participation of the two JARA partners RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich. The BMBF will finance the research with up to 90 million euros. "Clusters4Future" is part of the German government's High-Tech Strategy 2025. The open-topic competition focuses on regional innovation networks that combine the strengths of the players, tap into emerging fields of innovation and develop solutions for the challenges of the future.
"Hydrogen" - research and innovative solutions around hydrogen production, storage and use.
The Future Cluster "Hydrogen" is intended to bundle the already existing strong expertise in the field of hydrogen technology in the Jülich and Aachen area. So far, 24 institutes of the two applicants - Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University - are involved, in addition to 47 industrial partners and 16 other organizations. The coordinator of the cluster is JARA-ENERGY member Prof. Stefan Pischinger.
"NeuroSys - Neuromorphic Hardware for Autonomous Artificial Intelligence Systems".
The future cluster NeuroSys from the Aachen region researches adaptive and energy-efficient neuromorphic AI chips. The goal behind this is to allow intelligent and resource-efficient on-site data processing and thus create an essential prerequisite for AI applications. In addition to RWTH, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, AMO GmbH, IHK Aachen, the companies AixACCT Systems GmbH, AIXTRON SE, AppTek GmbH, ELMOS Semiconductor SE, RWTH Innovation GmbH and STAR Healthcare Management are involved in NeuroSys. Furthermore, the start-ups AiXscale Photonics UG, Black Semiconductor GmbH, Clinomic GmbH and Gremse-IT GmbH will also participate. Among others, Prof. Rainer Waser, JARA professor and director of the JARA-FIT Institute Green-IT, is involved in the cluster.