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Data & AI for Social Impact
We identify and research trends and put data and AI algorithms to the test – all this with one question in mind: does this stuff actually work? We explore by doing, working with both completely new and more validated innovations.
The digital age creates an ever growing need for people to adjust to the rapid changing world around them. This comes with many challenges. At the Centre for Innovation we develop solutions in a responsible, transparent and above all meaningful way. We believe that technology can be built in a way that ensures privacy and improves equality and fairness. In a time of unprecedented access to data we try to put people first and bring the overwhelming aspect of technology back to a human scale. By doing this we want to help people to better understand the time and place we live in.
Funding Small Scale Innovation for Collaboration and Problem Solving
Beginning in 2020, Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation created an innovation fund. The initiative provides startup funds to CFI employees, often partnering with other University staff, researchers or lecturers to create innovative projects. The projects address educational, systemic or technological challenges staff face in their day to day work.
My Data 2020: Building Inclusive Smart Cities
Risks, challenges and solutions for data-driven public-private partnerships