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Swedish AI Fund

November 25, 2022

Swedish AI Fund: SAIF

SAIF is an NGO with the purpose of providing financial aid, grants, and scholarships globally to those who are working, researching, and/or involved in the AI industry towards equality, safety, and security in the field of AI. To achieve this end, several public and private actors are collaborating in SAIF.

In 2022, SAIF is funding 100 million Swedish Krona globally.

SAIF is expanding fast to reach more countries. Currently, SAIF is active in 8 countries: Israel, Sweden, Albania, the UK, South Africa, Germany, Georgia, and North Macedonia.

โ€Background

In 2020 Sweden ranked as the number one in the Good Country Index (GCI). ย The Good Country Index measures how much each of the 163 countries on the list contributes to the planet, and to the human race, through their policies and behaviors. The Swedish first rank in the CGI motivated the AICenter to step into new territory by facilitating of giving fund towards Swedish values of helping the human race for a better future, a future with equality, safety, and security in the field of AI.

Forms of Fund

This fund is available in different forms in limited amounts for specific purposes. Full grants, half grants, and financial aid are some of the forms available to SAIF network.

Each year, the board of trustees at the Swedish AI Fund decides the amount and how to make this fund available to a specific group of organizations, institutions, and universities.

Programs covered by SAIF

In 2022 SAIF covers purchases the programs toward equality, safety and security. These programs will be continuously updated:

Click here to read more on the programs.

Eligibility: who can get funding? ย 

To be eligible to receive any grants from SAIF you need to apply through SAIFโ€™s official partners. The purpose of the fund should be directly related to Artificial intelligence (AI) and among the programs listed in SAIF. These programs will be continuously updated:

Click here to read more

Who Can Join the SAIF Network?

Any organization, institution, company, or legal entity that wants to receive and distribute funds for any AI-related course, certificate, or project can apply and become a member organization and it is free of charge.

SAIF Coordinators

SAIF coordinators guide and supports partners internationally. Those interested to become an official SAIF coordinator can contact

maja.staleska@aicenter.se or saif@aicenter.se

Current coordinators

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Alva Markelius

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Maja Staleska

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญlaura tocmacov venchiarutti

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ Imran Newaz Khurshid

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Oluwatobi Amida

Board of Trustees

In addition to being a recipient of the fund, members of the SAIF network are eligible to be part of the board of trustees which decides about the amount, channels, and distribution of the funds.

Currently SAIF is active in 8 countries: Israel, Sweden, Albania, UK, South Africa, Germany, Georgia, North Macedonia.

Board Members

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Ana Zacharian

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Anne-Charlotte Joubert

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Bassant Helmi

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Eva Navarro-Lรณpez

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Jonas Ivarsson

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Maja Staleska

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Malin Frithiofsson

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Moshe Porat

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Nils Yacoob Ekman

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช ย Nino Macharashvili

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Partners

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AI Media Group
  • NVIDIA
  • Telkom
  • AICE Africa
  • Zindi
  • Cirrus AI

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For any inquiries please contact us:

saif@aicenter.se

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