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Working Group on Innovation and Commercialization

The Innovation and Commercialization (I&C) Working Group’s mandate is to:

  • study and recommend tools and methods to drive international collaboration on AI R&D and innovation,
  • advance research results into products and processes,
  • transfer these results to industry, with a special focus on SMEs.

It will examine support measures to facilitate these advances, including standards and norms, self-certifications and more.

Current projects

The Working Group on Innovation and Commercialization is pursuing the following projects:

Our experts

Group contact point: GPAI Paris Centre of Expertise

Group participants

  • Laurence Liew, AI Singapore (co-chair, Singapore)
  • Françoise Soulié-Fogelman, Hub France IA (co-chair, France)
  • Nathanael Ackerman, AI4Belgium, SPF Stratégie et Appui (Belgium)
  • Foteini Agrafioti, Borealis AI (Canada)
  • Pekka Ala-Pietilä, Huhtamaki; Sanoma (European Union)
  • Sergio Álvarez Teleña, SciTheWorld, Himitsu Tech (Spain)
  • Laercio Aniceto Silva (Brazil)
  • Robert Atkinson, ITIF (United States)
  • Hemant Darbari, India's Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) (India)
  • Norberto Ferreira, Center for Research and Development in Telecommunications (Brazil)
  • Justin Flitter, NewZealand.AI (New Zealand)
  • Jean-François Gagné, ServiceNow; Element AI (Canada)
  • Daniel Gillblad, AI Sweden (Sweden)
  • Tabitha Goldstaub, CognitionX (United Kingdom)
  • Marko Grobelnik, Artificial Intelligence Lab, Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)
  • Tan Geok Leng, AIDA Technologies (Singapore)
  • Ingo Hoffman, AI Hamburg; ADI Innovation AG (Germany)
  • Tagui Ichikawa, Hitotsubashi University (Japan)
  • Salma Jalife Villalón, Mexico's Ministry of Communications and Transport (Mexico)
  • Jeon Jeong-Hwa, Korea Institute of Intellectual Property (South Korea)
  • Kyunghoon Kim, Korea Information Society Development Institute (South Korea)
  • Robert Kroplewski, Ministry of Digital Affairs for Information Society (Poland)
  • Katya Lainé,; numeum; Le Voice Lab (France)
  • Mekyung Lee, Korea University (South Korea)
  • Andreas Liebl, Unternehmer TUM GmbH (Germany)
  • Ségolène Martin, Kantify (European Union)
  • Inma Martínez, Independent Expert in industrial and societal digital transformation (Spain)
  • Edward McDonnell, Applied AI (Ireland)
  • Gustavo Medina Tanco, Laboratory of Space Instrumentation, LINX Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM (Mexico)
  • Emma Naji, AI Forum NZ (New Zealand)
  • Fawzi Nashashibi, Inria (France)
  • Lucas Noldus, Noldus Information Technology BV, Wageningen (Netherlands)
  • Katarzyna Nosalska, Chancellery of the Prime Minister (Poland)
  • Daniela Rus, MIT (United States)
  • Riccardo Sabatini, Orionis Biosciences (Italy)
  • Umakant Soni, AI Foundry; piVentures; ARTPARK (India)
  • Lee Tiedrich, Duke University (United States)
  • Junichi Tsujii, Japan's National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
  • Toby Walsh, Data61 (Australia)
  • Blaž Zupan, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Helani Galpaya, LIRNEasia (Sri Lanka)
  • Dorothy Gordon, Independent Consultant, Information for all Programme (via UNESCO), FOSS for Africa Organization (Ghana)



  • Yann Dietrich, Atos (France)
  • Antoine Dupont, CEA (France)
  • Neeraj Gupta, Formulate IP (Canada/India)
  • Alistair Nolan, OECD
  • Natalie Raffoul, Brion Raffoul LLP (Canada)



  • Vikram Adve, AIFARMS National AI Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
  • Carolyn Blankenship, Thomson Reuters (United States)
  • Marc-André Sirard, Université Laval (Canada)
  • Rajesh Sreenivasan, Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity, Rajah & Tann Technologies, Rajah & Tann Asia (Singapore)
  • Ulrike Till, WIPO (Germany/Switzerland)