Mission and activity

The mission of the AIR Institute is to:

Promote and develop scientific research in the field of computer science and artificial intelligence.

Encourage technological innovation in the fields of IT, computer science, artificial intelligence, and information and communication technologies.

Transfer and valorise the knowledge in the fields of IT, computer science, artificial intelligence, and information and communication technologies.

Create an information society through the development of intelligent systems and through advances in the field of computer science.

Promote and support entrepreneurship in the fields of IT, computer science, artificial intelligence and their application in different fields.

Boost business competitiveness and internationalization though improved computer systems, intelligent systems and their application in the social and business fabric.

Contribute to the social improvement and development, particularly in the field of agriculture through promotion of projects related to information and communication technologies, focused on the application of advances in the field of computer science and artificial intelligence.

Facilitate training and professional development in the field of information and communication technologies, computer systems, intelligent systems and especially in novel and disruptive techniques and tools.

Promote activities necessary for attracting and retaining talent, within the ecosystem of technological actors in the geographical area of the institute.

Facilitate and incentivize the incorporation of new professionals from Educational Centres and Universities, to the business sector.

Boost collaboration with other public and private research centres and universities, especially those located in Castile and Leon, facilitating the establishment of agreements as well as participation in collaborative projects.

The AIR Institute strives to achieve its goals through:

Research, development and technological innovation in the fields of computer science and intelligent systems. The AIR Institute develops novel and functional methodologies, algorithms, platforms and systems. New tools, products and methodologies are designed to meet the needs of Castile and Leon, transforming the entire social and economic fabric.

Dissemination of research results. To this aim a connection will be established between basic and applied research, involving Castile and Leon’s productive, educative, research and social fabrics.

Promotion of international research and collaboration in all the fields of computer science and especially those that are relevant to software engineering, databases, information systems, security, artificial intelligence, operative systems, distributed systems and any other aspect related to computer science and to artificial intelligence. The AIR Institute will work on improving the national and international visibility of the Autonomous Community in the area of computer sciences, especially artificial intelligence and its application areas.

Educational activities. Specialized and quality training in areas that are being researched by the AIR Institute. Moreover, the training will focus on disruptive technologies, as well as those that are of particular concern for the social and business fabric of Castile and Leon. When appropriate, the AIR Institute will collaborate with local, national and international academic centres, with the aim of developing educative programs and creating capacity at the local level.

Creation, launching and management of new centres that will play a prominent role in Castile and Leon, in technological development and innovation activities, knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship, business competitiveness and social development. The aim of the activities performed by the AIR Institute will be to empower areas of particular economic strength for Castile and Leon, to facilitate the development of socially and economically distressed areas.

Organizational and managerial activities related to transfer and valorisation of knowledge obtained from scientific and technological research, such as congresses, workshops, courses, conferences and publications in the digital media, and any other activity that may favour dissemination. Future-oriented, idea and analysis laboratories will be created and observatories will be launched in the field of computer sciences and artificial intelligence, with the objective of providing relevant information to technicians, politicians, managers and other actors of interest in this field, locally, nationally and internationally.

Counselling and advisory services to facilitate the activity of the AIR Institute. These services will help strengthen the social and business fabrics, and obtain resources for the carrying out of projects, and innovation and research processes in the field of computer systems, artificial intelligence and IT.

Establishment and strengthening of synergies through collaboration agreements and development of joint activities between the AIR Institute, the entities that integrate it and other bodies or public and private research groups.

Any other activity that the AIR Institute Sponsors may consider beneficial for the achievement of its goals.