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2nd European AI Forum

When: 10 December 2020

Where: Online

Highlights: The proposal for shaping the legislative framework regulating the use of artificial intelligence within the European Union was presented in 7 guidelines 

  • In the second edition, the Forum expanded from three (CroAI, KI Bundesverband, HUB France IA) to six national AI organizations (AI Austria, AI Bulgaria, AI4SI)

  • Croatian entrepreneurs were presented by Matija Žulj, director of agritech startup Agrivi and Mislav Malenica, founder and director of startup Mindsmiths

  • The common goal of the presented guideline advocates a safe, stable and competitive environment for research and development of AI solutions that would stimulate innovation and economic growth in Europe ​

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Elements of AI Launch Event

When: 23 November 2020

Where: Urania, Zagreb + online

Highlights: Introducing Elements of AI – the best online course on artificial intelligence

  • Croatia is the first country in the region to provide its citizens with free education on artificial intelligence

  • Mate Rimac, Damir Sabol, Mislav Malenica and numerous tech and economic leaders supported the project

  • Students will receive 2 ECTS credits for completing the course

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When: 15 October 2020

Where: Kraš Auditorium, Zagreb + online

Highlights: A historic moment for the Croatian AI market at this year's AI2Future conference

  • For the first time ever, a showcase of all AI startups in Croatia - over 70 of them!

  • Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Tomislav Ćorić officially opened the conference and expressed readiness for cooperation between the Ministry and the CroAI association

  • Representatives of the state, academia and business talked openly about the best way to invest  of billions of euros from the EU Recovery Fund

  • Mastermind of the Israeli technological miracle, Prof Isaac Ben-Israel, shared how Israel became the world’s third AI superpower behind America and China

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AI2Future 2020 - Day 1

1st European AI Forum

When: 30 June 2020

Where: Algebra University College, Zagreb + online

Highlights: CroAI brings together leading European politicians and entrepreneurs at the first European Artificial Intelligence Forum

  • The European AI Forum was opened by the President of the Republic of Croatia, Zoran Milanović and the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President, Margrethe Vestager

  • ‘AI, the European way’ is the key message of the six-hour event that brought together leading European entrepreneurs, Brussels policy makers and Member State officials

  • As part of the Forum, expert panel discussions were organized with the participation of Croatian innovators and entrepreneurs: Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili, Izabel Jelenić, CTO of the global communication company Infobip and Mislav Malenica, founder and CEO of the AI startup Mindsmiths and also the president of the Croatian Artificial Intelligence Association

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EU's White Paper: CroAI Opinion

When: 5 June 2020

Where: Spaces Matrix, Zagreb + online

Highlights: CroAI presents the three measures that they believe will give Europe considerable leverage in global AI R&D


  • AI sandbox with a Code of Conduct - to support the incubation phase of AI R&D

  • Competitive startup framework at EU level - to keep AI innovation in Europe

  • The State as the first client model - to ignite the EU’s AI ecosystem

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CroAI Launch Event

When: 20 February 2020

Where: Timeout Heritage Hotel, Zagreb + online

Highlights: CroAI brought together Croatian IT industry leaders around the idea of exploring Croatia’s unique opportunities in the field of artificial intelligence

  • CroAI represents the leading companies in the field of artificial intelligence but also welcomes all companies and individuals that understand the potential impact of artificial intelligence on all aspects of life and want to enable positive change in the Croatian society through appropriate use of artificial intelligence

  • Croatia has a unique opportunity to become the world center for developing and testing solutions based on artificial intelligence

  • Leading Croatian entrepreneurs in the field of innovative technologies agree that joint performance through the CroAI platform could help politicians make the right AI policy decisions

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