Chalmers has significant experience with valorisation of research outcomes through licensing, patenting, or even through creating spin-off companies. Such activities are often facilitated by CHAL Ventures –its Innovation Office, which offers services that shorten the time to market for newly started, science-based companies; it assists in finding or even provides investments, offers know-how on setting up a start-up, and offers offices to host it. In the past, CHAL Innovation Office has assisted our group with setting up Nema Labs AB and ZeroPoint Technologies AB.
CHAL’s goal in this project is to contribute to the design and implementation of the proposed RISC-V based processor with IP blocks and software components. CHAL will extend and integrate on chip promising mature technologies (i.e. NoC, cache optimizations, AI accelerators and runtime optimizations) in order to increase their exploitable value. To this end, they have already established connections to relevant industrial parties that can potentially be interested in our planned technology.
The Chalmers Foundation has also shown a clear commitment to the AI field with recent large investments in the creation of the Chalmers AI Research center (CHAIR). CHAIR will be a relevant platform for dissemination of the project’s results and consequently reach potential industrial customers for the project’s technology.
The hardware and software components developed, and in general the knowledge generated in the project will be integrated into the curriculum of relevant courses of the new Masters Programme on High-Performance Computer Systems (MPHPC) as well as thesis projects using the project’s technology.