Welcome to the
AI Competence Center
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has rapidly gained importance in all industries by being implemented in production processes or as direct applications worldwide. With the AI Competence Center we want to leverage Germany’s – and Europe’s – potential as global opinion leaders by considering both purposeful support for businesses using AI technology as well as challenges and risks on a societal and individual level.
To achieve this, we work closely with and connect the regional model projects of Germany, assemble experts and support in the AI field as well as building bridges between science, business and the public for a well-balanced, informed understanding of Artificial Intelligence.
We believe in Artificial Intelligence as an innovation-driving technology that can benefit all of us and acknowledges regulations as well as human rights – let’s work together to shape this future.
Part of the AI Competence Center is the annual AI Beyond Borders Awards, that highlights and awards companies with the most innovative business model using AI. Get on the pre-registration list now to be informed in advance when the next application phase for 2023 starts.
“We want to purposefully support businesses working with AI – startup or not – by enabling an inspiring exchange in the ecosystem.”
Dr. Hedi Razavi | Managing Partner AI Competence Center
Discover Our AI Ecosystem
Specialized support of the internationalization of AI startups
The AI Competence Center supports startups whose business field includes the development and production of AI-supported products and offers a global network of experts and partners in the field of artificial intelligence. In addition, the offerings of the German Accelerator are expanded with focused AI tracks.
AI Startup Hub Hamburg
The AI lighthouse for Northern Germany
The AI.STARTUP.HUB Hamburg promotes the successful growth of AI startups in Northern Germany by combining entrepreneurial experience and technical expertise. Supported by the entire AI ecosystem in the North, they connect leading startup and AI players with business, education and research.
K.I.E.Z. by Science & Startups
Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship Center
K.I.E.Z. is where you get inspired: in a diverse melting pot of people, ideas and disciplines. It is the catalyst for the best AI entrepreneurs and most promising startups in Berlin.
AI + MUNICH
Promoting innovation for responsible AI startups
The project aims to develop and scale startup ideas as well as to increase the research transfer of students and postgraduates interested in setting up a company in the area of deep tech. The project partners’ offering will help AI to be shaped and understood as a technology that creates a positive impact.
AI Startup Rising
The AI Ecosystem by hessian.AI
AI Startup Rising manages the startup activities of hessian.AI, the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence. The goal is to bundle and expand existing competencies in Hessen and to build an internationally visible AI innovation ecosystem.
KI Park Deutschland
An innovative platform for developing ground-breaking AI solutions
KI Park prepares the present for the technology of tomorrow. We bring together visionary minds and bold creators in a unique ecosystem – for AI tech leadership “Made in Germany and Europe”.
European Network of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
The EU-funded HumanE-AI-Net project brings together leading European research centres, universities and industrial enterprises into a network of AI excellence centers.
European AI Startup Landscape
Top AI Startups in Germany, Sweden, France and the Netherlands
The collaborative project of major ecosystem players highlights the best AI startups in Europe to drive the development as well as application of AI and create more opportunities for partnerships between startups and enterprises. By creating a central database of high-quality AI startups, enterprises and SMEs will have easier access to AI partners they can trust.