Becoming a Sponsor

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The ELLIS Society believes in cultivating and supporting a diverse and interactive ecosystem around research in machine learning-driven fields in order to bring Europe to the forefront of developments in fundamental science, technical innovation and societal impact, and to demonstrate European excellence in artificial intelligence.

ELLIS activities are funded by sponsors who share in the vision of Europe as a global leader in AI and machine learning. Sponsorship supports the ELLIS PhD & Postdoc program, ELLIS research workshops, mobility and exchanges for cross-Europe collaboration, and ELLIS network activities such as summer schools, bootcamps, lecture series, and networking opportunities. Additionally, sponsorship is fundamental to the ELLIS units, who work to engage local stakeholders and act as coordinator and conduit of their local ecosystem.

ELLIS sponsors are often top industry players and key stakeholders in AI and machine learning in Europe. They work closely with ELLIS units, and are motivated to train the next generation of researchers, attract top talent to Europe, collaborate with academia to push technical innovation, and ensure the viability of research. Through these collaborations and others, they often also contribute to the development of fundamental research, European regulatory frameworks, and industry trends. As key stakeholders themselves, they know the value of supporting a strong and diverse European ecosystem in AI and machine learning.

Sponsorship options

There are two ways to become an ELLIS sponsor: directly contributing to an ELLIS unit (Type I), or funding a unit’s PhD students or postdocs (Type II).

1Type I: Sponsoring an ELLIS Unit
  • Gold: €100k per year for the unit + €20k per year for the society
  • Silver: €50k per year for the unit + €10k per year for the society
  • Bronze: €25k per year for the unit + €5k per year for the society
2Type II: Sponsoring an ELLIS PhDs or Postdocs
  • Gold: 4 PhD students + €20k/yr for the ELLIS society
  • Silver: 2 PhD students + €10k/yr for the ELLIS society
  • Bronze: 1 PhD student + €5k/yr for the ELLIS society

Sponsor benefits

By contributing to the development and growth of the ELLIS network, ELLIS sponsors gain access to two levels of benefits: society-wide benefits, and unit-level benefits. The Amsterdam unit provide the following benefits for our sponsors.


What to know more?

An FAQ document with some commonly-asked questions and general points that are good to know can be downloaded here.

If you want to know more about the sponsorship program, or have any questions about the program in general, you can contact

If you have questions about becoming a sponsor or what unit-level benefits might be offered, get in touch with the office of ELLIS Amsterdam, you can contact