AI Competence Center |
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“AICC Beyond Borders” prizes awarded
At the AI Competence Center, we are on a mission to enable the adoption, expansion, and internationalization of impactful AI technologies around the globe. We have three mechanisms to accomplish this:
EMPOWER AI INNOVATORS
by providing expertise, mentorship, and proven tools for successful expansion of AI solutions to new markets.
ACTIVATE A GLOBAL AI NETWORK
and enable an exchange of AI/ML expertise and learnings among AI hubs in Europe, U.S., Asia, and South America.
DRIVE THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
and guide AI policies and enhance the public’s perception and understanding of AI.
Approach & Validation
The AI Competence Center is a reliable partner for every stage of your AI journey – whether you decide to buy an AI solution or build your own. We enable AI corporate intrapreneurs and startup entrepreneurs to launch, finance, and scale their AI and deep tech solutions, creating new AI-based value propositions. Our insights come from long-standing experience with corporate, SME, and startup innovation journeys across international markets and over the past 15 years.
Who We Serve
We support businesses working with AI by enabling an inspiring exchange with our rich AI ecosystem. This includes international scaling programs, corporate-startup matching, peer-group programs, and networking events. We work with AI investors, academic players, and public organizations to drive thought leadership and guide policies related to AI.
Our Corporate Partners
We build a strong global AI ecosystem with partners and collaborators to best serve your needs and support AI innovation around the globe. Our AI ecosystem includes representatives from across sectors, academia, thought leaders, and investors. By growing this diverse ecosystem, we create meaningful connections, synergies, and value for all our partners.
Happenings at the AI Competence Center
Catch up with all the latest news, events, and success stories happening at the AI Competence Center.
AI Beyond Borders Awards 2023
AI Startups! Don’t miss the chance of a lifetime! Win up to €25k, pitch at Bits & Pretzels, and gain global recognition. Apply by July 31st.
Germany’s AI Action Plan
In late August 2023, the German government revealed plans to increase funding for artificial intelligence research and infrastructure to as much as 500 million euros by 2024.
Remarkable Women in AI - Rising to AI Leadership
The third session of our Remarkable Women in AI series at the Merantix AI Campus Berlin was a huge success! Read about the insights and access the recording.
Berlin is a hotbed of AI innovations
An interview with Dr. Hedi Razavi, Managing Partner at the AI Competence Center, on synergies in AI between Silicon Valley and Berlin.
Open Innovation Lounge
The past Open Innovation Lounge, titled “Paving the way for AI – Build or buy,” featured an exceptional panel of experts from the AI Competence Center.
“In collaboration with the AI mentors at the AI Competence Center, we were able to reduce the latency of our ML model pipeline by >80% enabling us to save thousands of euros per month in infrastructure costs. The AI program in the US was instrumental in reducing complexity of our ML pipeline and taught us our technical team a new approach for optimizing model performances.”
“The AI Program in the US at the AI Competence Center connected us with highly experienced AI mentors who brought fresh ideas and perspectives for addressing our technical R&D challenges. They came up with more ideas than we had time to implement”
“Fantastic approach to match mentors, startups/companies/technologies with use case from problem statement owners.”
“We are in continuous discussions with major industry players who help us to define products with disruptive market potential”
AI Competence Center Team
Claus J. Karthe
Founder and CEO of German Entrepreneurship Asia and the Global AI Competence Center
Hedi Razavi, PhD
Managing Partner at the AI Competence Center US
In her role, Hedi sets strategic direction for the AICC with the regional directors, leads the global AICC team, and is responsible for the successful execution of the AICC strategy.
Sabine Wiesmueller, PhD
Director Europe at the AI Competence Center
In her role, Sabine is responsible for the German and European Ecosystem of the AICC as well as its partner management across sectors and with academia, which she leads with the AICC team in Europe.
Linda Nguyen Schindler
Director at the AI Competence Center Asia
In her role, Linda leads the AICC initiatives and is Head of Ecosystem and Partnerships in Asia.
Marketing Manager at the AI Competence Center
In his role, Benjamin manages the marketing aspects of the global AI Competence Center initiatives, including events, press relations, and social media.
Product Owner at the AI Competence Center
In his role, Jonas excels in partner management within the European AICC Ecosystem, while also driving the enrollment of products and projects, ensuring alignment with AICC’s strategic objectives.
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