AI & Big Data for Innovation Summit 2023

The event theme, AI for Sustainability, marks the first event under the new focus of the K4I Forum on Innovation for Purpose – Innovations for Good announced during the New Year Reception in the European Parliament on 24 January.This year’s AI Summit is taking place at a decisive moment when Europe is drafting the AI Act with tremendous effects for all areas of life. No doubt AI can play a key role in reaching European Green Deal objectives and UN SD Goals. How AI can be used to address climate challenges will be presented and discussed throughout the event.More generally AI has the potential to accelerate innovation and is nowadays used not only by AI startups but by almost any startup. Small and young businesses have limited administrative capacity and financial resources. They need a framework allowing them to test without too many burdens as this can be done when applying so-called Regulatory Sandboxes for example.AI will also play a major role in science and research and as such become an indispensable tool for European programs in research and innovation such as Horizon Europe.A lunch debate organized in cooperation with TU Delft will discuss how we can adapt to global warming which will become ever more important as we struggle to keep the earth’s average temperature rise below 1.5 Celsius.Finally, the participants will have ample opportunity to network from breakfast to dinner and during a Cocktail Reception.

Maria da Graça Carvalho


Tsvetelina Penkova


Mohammed Chahim

The Netherlands

Stelios Kympouropoulos


Marceline du Prie

Director European Affairs
TU Delft

Eunika Mercier-Laurent

Chair TC12 (AI)

Dušan Chernek

Principal Adviser
European Commission

Carlo van de Weijer

General Manager
Eindhoven University of Technology - EAISI

Andreas Liebl

Managing Director and Head of appliedAI Initiative
UnternehmerTUM Projekt GmbH

Jonas Andrulis

Founder & CEO
Aleph Alpha

Franz Pfister


Benedikt Wiechers


Christoph Haarburger

Co-Founder & CTO

Irina Orssich

Head of Sector AI policy
European Commission

Abel Henriot

Hydrogeologist and Datascientist

Dino Ienco

Research Director

Herman Russchenberg

Pro Vice Rector Climate Action
Delft University of Technology

Michiel van Haersma Buma

Strategic advisor
University of Delft

Behnam Taebi

Full Professor of Energy & Climate Ethics
Delft University of Technology

Roland Strauss

Managing Director