The IEAI 2020 Annual Report is the first chapter of our story. We have come a long way since our launch in October 2019. Despite the difficulties, 2020 has been rewarding. We have grown in terms of our human capital, research profile and activities, established interdisciplinary research groups and clusters in a number of important areas and saw the first results of our research projects. The IEAI 2020 Annual Report provides valuable compass for our journey ahead.