We lift Germany to the AI age

By accelerating the adoption of AI

Right place to push on the mission: Read how aviation startup Lilium trained its algorithms in the appliedAI Laboratory

appliedAI assists its partners and network with access to state-of-the-art tools for the application of artificial intelligence via its dedicated AI Laboratory. A few weeks ago, engineers from our friends at the aspiring aviation startup Lilium approached us to...

Talking about the power of alliances: appliedAI Initiative at DLD Europe Conference 2018 in Brussels

“We need a European solution and collaboration is at its base.” Dr. Andreas Liebl, Head of the appliedAI Initiative, participated in a panel discussion about alliances and AI at the DLD Europe Conference in Brussels yesterday.  He also talked about the biggest driver...

The Interactive Library of Use Case Families 1.0 – An array of use case families for intelligent machines

Take a closer look on our interactive insights page.   Today, appliedAI announces its comprehensive overview of Artificial Intelligence use case families. This serves as a strategic guideline for capabilities you should either have in your company or at AI partner...

All German AI startups at a glance – appliedAI Initiative publishes first startup landscape of that kind

A detailed view and all figures and numbers can be found on  our new subpage about startups. appliedAI releases a landscape that sheds light on the German AI startup scene and the country’s innovative power. The overview consists of 132 Startups in different clusters...

appliedAI Start-up Meet-up: vibrant start-up pitches with partners from industry and science

On May 22nd 2018, the first Start-up Meet-up of the appliedAI Initiative was held at UnternehmerTUM in Garching near Munich with a wide range of partners from industry and science as well as inspiring start-ups from all over Germany. Highlight of the event were five...

appliedAI discusses AI-Infrastructure at Pures “Accelerate” conference and adopts the AIRI Mini design for its partners

Today we visited PureStorages "Accelerate" conference and spoke with our partner to the press about the new AIRI System, Pures infrastructure reference design for AI. Andreas Liebl discussed in a panel the infrastructure implications of AI and elaborated on the use...

Think.Make.Start appliedAI Edition – From idea to AI prototype in 14 days!

Often the first steps in AI are the hardest and too many good ideas will never become reality... though we are convinced that it doesn’t need to be that way! We created an intense AI hackathon for students and hackers to show that you can get from an idea...

appliedAI: UnternehmerTUM and leading industrial companies, scientists and policymakers introduce Europe’s largest initiative for the application of AI

Yesterday, UnternehmerTUM introduced the ‘appliedAI initiative’ together with 28 leading tech players and company partners such as Google, NVIDIA, Allianz, Linde, Porsche Consulting, SAP and Siemens, as well as with several well-known partners from politics and science such as the Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology, Franz Josef Pschierer…

Handelsblatt AI Conference: Great speakers, good discussions, possibly a starting point?

Last Thursday and Friday the appliedAI Initiative team followed the invitation for the Handelsblatt AI Conference that took place at Sofitel Hotel Munich. Many well-known companies and small to mid-sized enterprises from different branches met to share their AI...

AppliedAI @ CKI Konferenz 2018 by TUM

Past Monday, the Center of Knowledge Interchange (CKI) by TUM, hosted the Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence conference 2018 in cooperation with Siemens. As the title hints, the main topics were data analytics and artificial intelligence, our core subjects....

Our Goal

appliedAI is for companies, startups, professionals and students.

UnternehmerTUM, one of the largest non-profit innovation and entrepreneurship centers in Europe, joins forces with leading public sector, industry and tech players in the appliedAI initiative. Combining corporate experience, entrepreneurship, latest research, and creative mindset – we accelerate the adoption of Artificial Intelligence in industry as well as society. To achieve this goal, we provide a broad spectrum of products and services, all focused on the understanding, development, and implementation of latest AI. We give our ecosystem access to cutting edge technology, cross-industry knowledge and best-practices.

Our activities

The appliedAI Initiative offers a unique training program for decision makers, project managers and developers to prepare for the age of AI. Our experts explain what is really going on and what the limitations are. We develop three new roles with you in your company. Send your best and we will make sure that you are set towards adopting AI:
Walk the talk! appliedAI does not stop at teaching but helps you build your first proof of concept. Be it a real-world project such as a drone or a ship or a pure data-centric project, appliedAI can help. We have worked with some of the best in the field and will help and build you PoC with you.
Exchanging on a neutral ground is the most important and most valuable asset a company can have in times where even the market-leaders do not exactly know where things are going. appliedAI understands this challenge and facilitates the exchange on a national level between its partners to build up joint projects and competencies.

Our technological focus

Four areas stand out for their impact on both society and industry. To master these challenges and shape the post-AI world, we as an ecosystem need to be at the forefront of their understanding and implementation.

Advanced Analytics

Understanding what was measured is now, understanding what to measure is next

What are the hidden relations in a database? The latent topics in a discussion? The traces of a network of tax evasion? We draw from state of the art pattern recognition to identify useful features, from Bayesian optimization to maximize insight yield from expensive data or from network analysis to uncover complex relationships.

Next reality

Language translation is now, sensory translation is next

Programming starts from clean rules expressed as text. The next reality of AI is interfacing with fuzzy human perception, and beyond that, with thought. Identifying objects and actions allows AI to augment the world of the senses — mixtape reality or even generate entirely new virtual experiences. We project texts, sounds and images to abstract spaces that uncover conceptual similarities.

Next machines

Robots in the assembly line is now, autonomous systems in the wild is next.

Agents perceive the world through AI-powered cameras, microphones and network connections. They can also displace objects, mix liquids, move around, or “feel” the surroundings. With one of the largest MakerSpaces in Europe we teach the internet of things to give senses to the city and our robots to behave autonomously in it.

Next intelligence

Task-supporting machines is now, human-supporting machines is next.

Penetrating insights about people from large-scale behavior tracking, alternate realities that feel real, machines that behave on their own – these require a precise understanding of the societal implications. We are uniquely positioned as a non-profit with technical competence to sketch the AI we want.

Public sector partners

Tech partners

support our ecosystem with latest technologies and expertise

Industry partners

besides bringing in their technologies and expertise, they work with us on their use cases and share their experiences and best practices within the community

Academic partners

IT-solution partners

  • HAWE Hydraulik SEMartin Heusser - CTO, HAWE Hydraulik SE

    "Since 2016 we work on AI projects. As part of the applied AI community we have the opportunity to challenge our ideas with experts and network partners at UnternehmerTUM. The AI Lab enables us to develop PoCs quickly and boost our projects."

  • Pure Storage Inc.Güner Aksoy - Regional Director EMEA Central

    "If data is the new oil then AI is the engine and AIRI is the sport car"

  • GC-GruppeStefan Läufer - CDO Cordes + Graefe KG

    "Within our digital transformation road map, the applied AI initiative helps us to build up practical know how in this strategic area of competence."

  • AllianzDr. Gemma Garriga - Head of Advanced Business Analytics, Allianz SE

    "Allianz uses core AI technology to transform and reinvent the insurance business, increasing the efficiency of our processes and optimizing for a better, more personalized and data-driven digital customer experience."

  • Hoffmann GroupJulian Sußmann - Director Digital Innovation

    "In joining the applied AI initiative Hoffmann Group will make sure to push its own AI efforts and get to the forefront of applying advanced AI technologies in our processes and business innovations."

  • SAPDeepa Gautam-Nigge - SAP Next-Gen Innovation Network Manager, Munich

    "As a strategic partner of UnternehmerTUM we are part of appliedAI to help transform the industry by applying artificial intelligence and to learn ourselves about the needs on neutral ground. appliedAI brings latest technology to live in industrial use-cases. We make sure that these use-cases can run with your company's data accessed through world's largest enterprise IT provider. SAP will continuously support the local teams during this program."

  • Munich REAndreas Nawroth - Head of AI, Munich RE

    "appliedAI helps us to find and collaborate with partners from industry and university on AI in a fast changing environment."

  • InfineonDr. Reinhard Ploss - CEO Infineon Technologies

    "Joining competences and channeling efforts in appliedAI greatly facilitates the adoption
    and evolution of AI for the best benefit of society and industry."

  • LindePhilipp Karmires - Head of Digitalisation/CDO, Linde AG

    "appliedAI allows Linde to further excel its AI initiatives by leveraging the network of industry partners and academia."

  • GoogleWieland Holfelder - VP Engineering & Site Lead, Google Munich

    "We are teaming up with appliedAI to help democratize AI by making it easy, fast and useful for developers, customers and partners."

  • Porsche ConsultingEberhard Weiblen - Chairman of the Executive Board, Porsche Consulting GmbH

    "The appliedAI initiative is bringing the right minds together—which is of crucial importance if AI is to be made available to everyone, both at work and beyond."

  • WackerDirk Ramhorst - CIO/CDO Senior Vice President Information Technology, Wacker Chemie AG

    "The use of artificial intelligence holds enormous potential for the chemical industry since
    it makes previously unidentified networking and efficiency gains possible along the entire
    supply chain."

  • SiemensDr. Ulli Waltinger - Technology Head of AI Lab

    "Leveraging the AppliedAI initiative, we want to jointly drive industrial AI with an entrepreneurial spirit in an open ecosystem, to create sustainable AI solutions for our customers."

  • Giesecke+DevrientRalf Wintergerst - CEO Giesecke+Devrient

    "Giesecke+Devrient sees great future potential in the use of artificial intelligence. In order to exploit this potential, we want to work on concrete applications for our business together with AppliedAI."

  • BayWaJoerg Migende - CDO, BayWa AG

    "From satellite images of fields to drones on solar plants, we strongly believe that together with appliedAI we can help our customers harvest the value from data."

  • NVIDIAJaap Zuiderveld - Vice President NVIDIA EMEAI

    "NVIDIA is the world’s leading AI and visual computing company and a founding partner of