is a leading international university of technology specializing in Engineering Science & Technology. Through excellent teaching and research TUE contributes to progress in the technical sciences, to the development of technological innovations, and as a result to the growth of prosperity and welfare in the region and beyond. TUE maintains close links with industry, healthcare and the building and logistics sectors. The Department of Electrical Engineering conducts cutting edge and breakthrough research and teaches design coursework for master and doctoral students.

IBM Research – Zurich

is the European branch of the IBM Research Division. Scientific and industrial research activities are conducted in three departments with ca. 400 researchers. It has made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge in material science, nanoscience and nanoscale physics stimulated by problems relevant to technology. Research in the Science & Technology department is concentrated in the fields of nano­technology and future emerging devices, advanced chip technology and materials science.

Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE)

is an educational institution in Budapest, Hungary, with a strong emphasis on the hardware-software codesign of computing circuitry. PPKE The Faculty of Information Technology at Pazmany University (PPKE-ITK) undertakes teaching and research in electronic and computer engineering and also in bionic engineering. Almost uniquely in Central Europe, it has a structure based on departments, facilitating strong collaborations between these areas. PPKE-ITK is one of the leading research groups in non-conventional computing architectures. In particular, it was a worldwide leader in the development of the Cellular Nonlinear Network Universal Machine (CNN-UM) concept, which was one of the earliest and most heavily researched non-Boolean, analog, sensory information processing computing paradigms.PPKE will be responsible for identifying areas where software solutions currently used for Edge AI, which can possibly be replaced by ONN units (and which are not covered by BMW applications). PPKE will initiate and help the development of business plans to explore the viability of hardware substitutes, develop computing models, design tools and learning methods, algorithms.

BMW Group

is responsible for the research areas Vehicle Technology, Efficient Dynamics and Drivetrain Research, advanced user interface and vehicle interiors as well as digitization, wireless and cloud communication, wired harness and dependable electronics architectures for autonomous vehicles. Global access to trends and technologies is ensured by an internationally established research network with the BMW Group Technology Office USA (Mountain View, California), the BMW Group Technology Office China (Shanghai) as well as the Liaison Offices with EURECOM (Sophia Antipolis, France) and the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken).