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This agreement involves the expansion of cooperation networks and knowledge exchange between both entities.

Valencia, June 10, 2024 – The Biomechanics Institute (IBV) and ValgrAI (Valencian Graduate School and Research Network of Artificial Intelligence) have formalized a strategic alliance to foster comprehensive collaboration focused on multiple areas related to artificial intelligence, emphasizing the commitment of both entities to research and technological development aimed at benefiting the business sector and society.

The IBV works with a large volume of data from numerous sectors and fields. This wealth of information is key to advancing artificial intelligence projects, where the ability to manage and analyze large datasets allows for accurate and applicable results in various contexts, from health to industry and sports, among others. Collaboration with ValgrAI will further enhance this capability, opening new opportunities to promote innovation through improving people’s quality of life.

One of the fundamental pillars of this agreement is directing research towards the centrality of the human being. IBV and ValgrAI share the vision that technology should serve people, putting their needs and well-being at the center of any development or innovation. This alliance will not only enable significant advances in artificial intelligence but also ensure that these advances translate into tangible benefits for society.

The alliance between IBV and ValgrAI represents a synergy of knowledge and resources that strengthens the capacity of both institutions to lead innovative projects. The collaboration will materialize in courses, programs, seminars, workshops, research works, and joint publications. Additionally, the inclusion of IBV in ValgrAI’s Artificial Intelligence Innovation Alliance (AIIA) will be promoted, expanding cooperation networks and knowledge exchange among researchers, students, and professionals in the field of artificial intelligence.

In this regard, Ana Cidad Vila, Managing Director of ValgrAI, highlighted: “We are very motivated to work alongside IBV to drive research that not only innovates in technology but also prioritizes human well-being. This collaboration is a crucial step towards a more equitable and advanced society.” For his part, Javier Sánchez Lacuesta, Managing Director of IBV, concluded, “Our synergies with ValgrAI reinforce our commitment to applying cutting-edge R&D to business and industrial innovation, centered on our core: improving people’s health, well-being, and quality of life.”

About IBV and ValgrAI

The Biomechanics Institute (IBV) is a technological center that develops and transfers scientific knowledge and technologies to improve people’s health, well-being, and quality of life, adding value to companies and the social and economic environment. It studies the behavior of the human body and its relationship with the products, environments, and services we use, combining knowledge from different disciplines that, through knowledge areas such as 3D anthropometry, biomedical engineering, human factors, digital health, and user experience, applies to multiple sectors to address their challenges and contribute to promoting business innovation. Jointly operated by the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), it began its activities in 1976. It is a member of REDIT and FEDIT and is registered as a State-level Technological Center (CT) according to Royal Decree 2093/2008.

ValgrAI (Valencian Graduate School and Research Network of Artificial Intelligence) is a non-profit foundation formed by the Valencian Regional Government, the five public universities of the Valencian Region (UV, UPV, UA, UJI, and UMH), and companies in the sector that coordinate the study and research in artificial intelligence in the Valencian Region to meet the technological needs of companies and promote the creation of new talent in artificial intelligence, thereby renewing the Valencian Region’s productive model. The project seeks cooperation between knowledge generators (teachers and researchers), companies, and productive sectors interested in this technology, with the aim of making the Valencian Region a center of excellence in artificial intelligence technologies.