In the past years, Artificial intelligence (AI) has been arousing great interest not only in science and business but in almost all fields of daily life. AI has long since become an everyday technology. Intelligent solutions will be decisive elements of our future.

Due to its overall impact, it is important to discuss and evaluate opportunities and challenges for science, industry and society also in the international context. Hence, during the inter-governmental consultations between Germany and India in November 2019, it was decided to strengthen and enhance the cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence.

A first visible effort is the joint AI workshop initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) together with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of Ministry of Science and Technology, India to be organised by Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC). The aim is to bring scientific experts together, enlarge networks and identify fields of mutual interest for future collaboration.

Aim of the Workshop

  • To identify research overlaps and topics of mutual interest.
  • To develop thematic areas of mutual interest within a selected number of thematic subareas.
  • To provide a platform to enhance networks and foster research cooperation.

Workshop Format

The workshop is to be held over two days virtually. One plenary lecture on each day by outstanding scientists from India & Germany will be held. Five parallel sessions comprising of leading researchers from India & Germany will brainstorm on five thematic sub-areas. The workshop will conclude with a final summary session. Detailed agenda can found here.

Scientific Networking

In advance of the workshop networking slots will be organized in the form of web meetings where the attending scientific community can interact with each other in order to get to know each other and discuss and create first joint research ideas.

Workshop Sessions

Main elements of the workshop will be scientific presentations, panel discussion(s) as well as sub-area sessions for detailed scientific exchange and discussion.


A final summary report highlighting key research areas for future Indo-German collaboration, mechanisms & models for Joint programs.