Advancing Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research through Collaboration

The International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) is a global platform to enable inclusive, impactful, and responsible research into digital health and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for health. It is being co-created with a diverse range of stakeholders from the public, private, and academic sectors.

“Be the neutral and trusted platform for ​enabling global research collaborations on digital health and Artificial Intelligence for health”.
I-DAIR's work is inspired by nine values including Human-Centredness, Diversity, Trustworthiness, Fairness and Collaboration. Our operating model is guided by principles such as Agility, Neutrality and Impact-driven knowlege-making.
Our PathFinders (PFs) provide us with a framework to engage across academia, industry, civil society, international organizations, governments and philanthropies, while our Hubs & Spokes architecture is a key facilitator for such engagements.


The PathFinders will help build the foundation for I-DAIR to become a neutral and trusted platform for global collaboration on digital health and Artificial Intelligence for solving health problems.


Our hubs are a growing network of collaborating research centres on Artificial Intelligence and digital health. They are at the heart of I-DAIR’s work on responsible and inclusive research and development of digital health & Artificial Intelligence technology.


Our team consists of highly qualified, diverse and experienced professionals.

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The signing of a partnership agreement with ESPRIT

The Tunisian Private University of Engineering and Technologies - ESPRIT signed a partnership agreement with the International Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative. ESPRIT will be part of the I-DAIR project that brings together international authorities in a research collaboration to ensure the deployment of patient data and AI in a responsible and respectful of human rights.

Geneva is supposed to watch over health data worldwide The S

Geneva is supposed to watch over health data worldwide

The Swiss Botnar Foundation lays the foundation stone in Geneva for an organization that wants to regulate the handling of health data globally. How do you get a project up and running for which there is a great global need but no responsibility? It's about the bulky regulation of digital health data. Its use offers enormous potential for positive change, but also for abuse. The question [...]

I-DAIR incubation launch in Geneva

I-DAIR incubation launch in Geneva

The new International Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR), has launched its incubation phase at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva with the support of Fondation Botnar, a Swiss-based foundation that champions the use of AI and digital technology to improve the wellbeing of young people.[...]


Initiatives such as I-DAIR play a crucial role to enhance the future wellbeing of children, young people, and vulnerable populations. Fondation Botnar is pleased to support the incubation of such an innovative project like I-DAIR at such a crucial time in the global health space.
Stefan Germann

Stefan Germann

CEO at Fondation Botnar

By hosting one of the world’s newest, and most urgent, collaboration efforts in multistakeholder cooperation, the Graduate Institute stays true to its identity as a pioneer centre of academic excellence in international relations and development studies.
Prof. Marie Laure Salles

Prof. Marie Laure Salles

Director of IHEID

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