The Foundation

The FAIRFuture Artificial Intelligence Research Foundation is a non-profit foundation whose main purpose is to implement the interventions financed under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), and any subsequent funding, in the artificial intelligence field.

FAIR is an extended partnership based on the Hub & Spoke model: the Foundation is the hub, the implementing body and contact point of the Partnership (thematic area 1 – Artificial Intelligence: Foundational Aspects, foreseen by the MUR Call no. 341 of 15/03/2022), and carries out its activity in collaboration with the Spokes, that are the entities involved in the implementation of the research program.

The FAIR extended partnership includes 4 national research institutions (CNR, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, INFN, e IIT), 14 Universities (Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, Sapienza, Scuola Normale Superiore, SISSA, Università Bocconi, Università Campus Biomedico di Roma, Università di Bologna, Università di Pisa, Università di Trento, Università di Bari, Università della Calabria, Università di Catania, Università di Napoli “Federico II”) and 7 companies (Bracco, Deloitte,, Intesa Sanpaolo, Leonardo, Lutech, STMicroelectronics ).

FAIR intends to contribute significantly to the objectives set forth in the Italian Strategic Programme on Artificial Intelligence:

  • Advance frontier research in AI
  • Reduce Artificial Intelligence research fragmentation, foster critical mass and inclusion
  • Create human-centered, robust, trustworthy and sustainable AI
  • Foster AI-based innovation and development of AI technology
  • Create, retain and attract AI talent in Italy
  • Ensuring the long-term sustainability of the FAIR Hub

Following the Italian National Strategy in Artificial Intelligence, the FAIR project combines an inclusive and interdisciplinary approach with the valorization of the excellence widespread in the Italian scientific community in Artificial Intelligence.

Statute and Articles of Association