Thank you for visiting the website of the Flanders AI Research program. Adoption of AI is of strategic importance for Flanders and that is why the Flemish government has recently launched the Flanders AI Program. The Flanders AI Program aims to ensure future investments in AI by accelerating medical and industrial innovation with intelligent solutions. The Flanders AI Research Program is part of the Flanders AI Program.

The Flanders AI Research Program focuses on leading-edge AI research and pioneering proofs-of-concepts for healthcare, industry 4.0, governments and their citizens. This website gives you an insight on our research expertise in AI-driven data science, AI in the edge, multi-agent collaborative AI and human-like AI and application examples.

The program focuses on four research challenges and various proofs-of-concepts within three application domains.

AI-Driven Data Science
Making Data Science Hybrid,Automated,Trusted and Actionable

AI in the edge
Real-Time and Power-Efficient AI in the Edge

Multi-agent collaborative AI
Interact Autonomously with other Decision-Making Entities

Human-like AI
Communicate and Collaborate Seamlessly with Humans


The Flanders AI Research program is part of the Flanders AI program. The Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation in Flanders has made 32 million euros per year available for the Flanders AI program (site in Dutch) ensuring Flanders’ leadership and attractiveness for future investments in AI technology and applications by focusing on selected AI disciplines that are strategically important for Flanders and in which Flanders has internationally recognized leadership.

The Flanders AI program is centred around three pillars:

1. The Flanders AI Research Program: Strategic Basic Research (12 million euros).

2. The Flanders AI Implementation Program: Technology Transfer and Industrial Applications (15 million euros).

3. Flanders AI Supporting activities (ethics, education and training) (5 million euros).

a/ Knowledge Centre Data & Society
b/ Flanders AI Academy

For other digitalization programs in Flanders, such as cybersecurity, you can check the platform (site in Dutch)