Join us for the second edition of AI, Data and Robotics Forum (ADRF) on November 4-5 in the Evoluon, Eindhoven (the Netherlands). Immerse yourself in visionary keynotes, thought-provoking panels, and parallel sessions with industry leaders, researchers, and policymakers covering critical industrial and societal topics. This must-attend event will be organised by the AI, Data and Robotics Association (Adra) in collaboration with the European Commission and local host AiNed with the support of the Adra-e project.

European Sovereignty in AI, Data and Robotics

The theme of the 2024 edition of ADRF will be European Sovereignty in AI, Data and Robotics. Innovation and competitiveness are drivers for Europe's growth as a thought-leader, a global collaborator and progressive player in developing responsible ADR technologies. European sovereignty relies on a robust digital economy where Europe leads globally in technological standards and practices, while derisking its digital infrastructure from external dependencies.

The program contains visionary keynotes and thought-provoking panels on European sovereignty in ADR, as well as a series of parallel sessions on key industrial and societal topics. It also provides the AI, Data, Robotics community with the opportunity to highlight emerging topics and gather critical mass to drive them forward. Furthermore, the event is about sharing and connecting through an exhibition and poster displays throughout the event, and there will be opportunities for businesses and projects to present themselves. 

Connect and Innovate

ADRF24 facilitates the convergence and synergies between stakeholder communities to move the European AI, Data and Robotics agenda forward. We aim to jointly identify opportunities for Europe to globally position itself as a competitive player, by bringing ADR communities together and discussing opportunities, strategies, research and deployment of these technologies for European industry and society. Participation will provide numerous opportunities for networking, and showcasing businesses and projects through exhibitions and poster displays. Connect with like-minded professionals, share insights, and explore potential collaborations to drive the future of AI, Data, and Robotics. 

Join the ADR Forum: empowering a sustainable European ecosystem

Join us at the ADR Forum to connect with like-minded professionals, discover emerging trends, and contribute to shaping a sustainable, effective, and coherent European AI, Data, and Robotics ecosystem. Together, we will pave the way for responsible AI-powered digital transformation, aligned with European values, and aimed at creating a prosperous, secure, and resilient multicultural society.

Be part of this transformative journey. We look forward to welcoming you to the ADR Forum as we collectively explore the endless possibilities of AI, Data, and Robotics and their potential to shape a brighter future for all.


  • Share expert visions on the EU landscape on generative AI and Foundation Models (including LLMs), and inform the general public about recent developments and outlook, in particular in the ADR context.
  • Identify opportunities for Europe to (globally) position itself as a world leader in the ADR domain.
  • Facilitate the convergence and synergies between stakeholder communities to move the European AI, Data and Robotics agenda forward.
  • Bring the ADR communities together and recruit new industry members to join Adra.
  • Discuss the opportunities, the fantasies, and the actual threats brought by these technologies to our society. 

Programme Committee

  • Prof. Stefan Leijnen (VP for AI Industry, AI, Data & Robotics Association & AiNed) – conference chair
  • Nabil Belbachir (Research Director DARWIN NORCE) – conference vice-chair 
  • Cem Gulec (Policy and Programme Officer, DG CONNECT European Commission)
  • Riku Leppänen (Scientific Programme Officer, DG CONNECT European Commission)
  • Philip Piatkiewicz (Secretary General AI, Data & Robotics Association)
  • Prof. Juha Röning (Adra Board, University of Oulu)
  • Francesco Ferro (Adra Board, PAL Robotics)
  • Roy Fraser (Adra Board, ABB)

Organising Committee

  • Prof. Stefan Leijnen (Adra VP, AiNed) – conference chair
  • Roos Kist (AiNed) - local chair
  • Loes Potgieter (AiNed)
  • Jozef Geurts (Inria)
  • Elizabeth El Haddad (Inria)

Communication and Marketing Committee

  • Niccolo Zazzeri (Trust-IT)
  • Joanne Ahern (Trust-IT)
  • Philip Piatkiewicz (Adra)
  • Josée Verbeek (AiNed)

Sponsoring and Exhibition

  • Philip Piatkiewicz (Adra)
  • Eloisa Villar Acevedo (Eviden) 
  • Ted van Hoof (AiNed) 
Got any questions? Get in contact with the organisers!




Tickets for ADRF24 will be available starting in August

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