The networks partners and its personnel have an existing portfolio of setting up such research networks as early as 2004 with NeuroColt, NeuroColt2, PASCAL, PASCAL2, AI4D, ELISE and HumaneAI in 2020 which have empowered an enormous number of researchers and made possible innovation for the transition of AI from a research topic into a worldwide technological phenomenon. At the same time the cumulative basis of all the networks provided funding in the range of 50 million EUR across Europe and beyond.

During the first few networks important lessons were learned that will be applied in NAIXUS. For example, the remarkable success of empowering and trusting people. Therefore, the whole premise of NAIXUS is to encourage people to collaborate and think outside of their particular research interests and help take machine learning into the field of sustainable development.