Artificial Intelligence technology is already having a great impact in many areas, especially including the manufacturing sector. The integration of AI with advanced manufacturing technologies and systems makes it possible to exploit the full potential in the manufacturing industry by achieving a higher level of adaptability, efficiency, and robustness. At the same, such systems will be human-centric and promote the inclusion and cooperation with humans during planning and execution, which can help to improve the quality of products and processes. Both the EU and Japan have recognised these new development trends and their importance. In order to widely deploy and take advantage of such novel approaches and technologies, special attention is given to international cooperation and exchange of knowledge between EU and Japan for AI-driven innovation in manufacturing. Therefore, the EU-Japan.AI project aims to establish, stimulate and support long-term cooperation between all the relevant stakeholders from the EU and Japan, by connecting them via the project’s platform and by using modern, online-driven awareness approaches to facilitate the information exchange.