on artificial intelligence

for researchers and professionals

The Flemish AI Academy was founded by the Flemish Government to prepare and support the Flemish work force for the transformations AI will bring to their profession. We want to ensure that the Flemish don’t ‘simply’ undergo this new development, but face it in an informed and expert manner.

Bart de Moor, Chairman Flemish AI Academy

What we do


The Flemish AI Academy tackles the Flemish imbalance between the excellent AI expertise and top AI research in the Flemish universities, colleges and strategic research centers on the one hand and the limited knowledge of applied AI among young researchers and professionals in the business world, government and non-profit on the other. Our aim is to unlock the expertise in the research institutions so it can flow towards the work force of our society. In this way we help ensure the economic competitiveness of Flanders in the future.

The Flemish AI Academy is part of the pillar ‘Awareness, training and ethical framework’ of the Flemish AI Policy Plan which the Flemish Government unfolded in 2020. The Academy started its activities in 2021.

Innovation indicators of Flanders compared to European average

spider chart of innovation indicators compared to European average
According to the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) and the Regional Innovation Scoreboard (RIS) Flanders scores higher than the European average on all innovation indicators, except for lifelong learning and, to a lesser extent, design application. Source: Flanders Department of Economy, Science & Innovation, 2021