[About us]

appliedAI is an initiative to accelerate the adoption of Artificial Intelligence in industry as well as society.

Who we are

appliedAI

AppliedAI is part of the UnternehmerTUM ecosystem. UnternehmerTUM is one of the largest innovation centers in Europe and non-profit. As a neutral platform for entrepreneurship and innovation, more than 200 employees serve more than 2500 individuals, >100 start-ups, and >100 companies per year. At appliedAI, we tackle the largest challenges by applying latest artificial intelligence technology to real use cases. We are convinced that we can create competitive advantages only if we start getting experience with AI powered products and services, now.

Our Network

UnternehmerTUM

Since 2002 the UnternehmerTUM shapes the world we want to live in. By supporting young professionals, upcoming entrepreneurs and corporates, we try to solve current problems, and make the society ready for tomorrow. By observing industry trends, press and spoken word, we found a massive lack of perception towards AI in Germany. Using our network of politics, academia, corporates and start-ups, we started to set up the initiative appliedAI with the goal to foster the adoption of AI in Germany. With great partners at our side, we can now happily provide and unmatched environment for everybody interested in AI.

The team

Who we are

We are bringing together the best in artificial intelligence technology, companies, entrepreneurship and academia to create an unique environment to boost the adoption of AI.

We are enthusiastic about AI; we ideate, build and apply. We think cross-domain and solve problems. We discuss implications of AI on society and AI ethics. What we don’t do is: lose the sense for reality, build simple websites, or develop military solutions.

Andreas Liebl

Andreas Liebl

Managing Director

Alexander Waldmann

Alexander Waldmann

Operative Director

Dr. Álvaro Tejero Cantero

Dr. Álvaro Tejero Cantero

AI Jedi Master

Miguel de Benito

Miguel de Benito

AI Jedi Master

Nicolas Blum

Nicolas Blum

AI Jedi Knight

Immanuel Schwall

Immanuel Schwall

AI Jedi Knight

Nicolas Ilmberger

Nicolas Ilmberger

Strategy Jedi Knight

Philipp Schneider

Philipp Schneider

Prototyping Jedi Master

Andreas Brandl

Andreas Brandl

IoT Jedi Knight

Anna-Lena Müller

Anna-Lena Müller

Coordinator of all things

Stephanie Eschmann

Stephanie Eschmann

Marketing & Events

Christoph Bessler

Christoph Bessler

AI Padawan

Fabian Hainzl

Fabian Hainzl

AI Padawan

Lennart Haller

Lennart Haller

AI Padawan

Maternus Herold

Maternus Herold

AI Padawan

Nicolas Jakob

Nicolas Jakob

AI Padawan

Ishmeet Kaur

Ishmeet Kaur

AI Padawan

Akshay Tumkur

Akshay Tumkur

AI Padawan

André Petry

André Petry

Strategy Padawan

Florian Müller

Florian Müller

Strategy Padawan

Jan-Philipp Wetzel

Jan-Philipp Wetzel

Strategy Padawan

Jennifer Oberhofer

Jennifer Oberhofer

PR & Communications

Your Name Here

Your Name Here

Jobs at appliedAI

Our Partners

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  • Digitization and data-driven business models are an integral part of Hoffmann Group’s long-term
    strategy. Advanced data based technologies like AI with the ability to provide insights that would have
    taken days and weeks of manual analysis are at the core of our vision.
    The application of advanced machine learning algorithms will help us to gain a better understanding of
    our markets and our customers’ demands ensuring that we will continue to deliver to our customers’
    satisfaction. But we are not only planning to use AI’s potential in generating insights of a commercial
    nature, we are also envisioning products and services that may benefit from AI applications. Topics
    like natural language interfaces as well as image recognition algorithms are changing the way we
    interact with machines today and will therefore also change the way our customers will use our
    products in the future. Hoffmann plans to use this innovation potential on a wide area of use cases.
    With the establishment of our internal data science team and a digital innovation team we have taken
    the first steps towards a Hoffmann Group that augments its strong expertise and market know-how
    with artificial assistance.

  • The appliedAI initiative of UnternehmerTUM is gaining great momentum for all of Germany. Pure Storage help customers and accompanies with high-class technology and reliable partnerships - press release: https://www.purestorage.com/company/news-and-events/press/ps-airi.html

  • 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.

  • The appliedAI initiative brings industry, tech partners, public sector and academia together. We will explore new AI applications that make life easier, safer and greener: by developing ways for humans to interact with machines more naturally or by letting cars, drones and robots operate autonomously. Many industry partners and tech giants already use Infineon’s leading sensors, microcontrollers, power chips and security solutions. Our portfolio and development eco-system help our partners in turning data into marketable products more quickly and being more successful with their customers. Through appliedAI we want to intensify our cooperation and make the benefits of our products available to a larger number of startups, corporates and the tech community. Together we can expand the AI world. Infineon is keen on co-creating digital solutions with the appliedAI community by combining hardware and software competences with the strengths of AI and on continuously developing AI competencies.

  • MR joint the appliedAI Initiative for three reasons:

    • Sharing AI Knowledge regarding Methods, Tools and Algorithms.
    • Practical exchange on AI development, AI structure an operationalizing AI Use cases.
    • Contact to AI research and talent.

    We already started many AI projects and Initiatives in various MunichRe Units including an AI Center of Excellence.

    AI is seen as the core topic for the innovation and transformation of Munich RE.

  • The wide range of cutting edge AI technologies in combination with use cases of leading industry and academia players as well as a high performance computing infrastructure give us the opportunity to comprehensively understand, exchange and to further leverage the full potential of AI for our industry.

    One major for us as a company is to turn our data into value. As an example, Linde completed a project in the field of artificial intelligence to reliably predict and avoid risks that could arise during the transport of gases to customers by truck. The algorithm was trained on a huge pool of in-house and external data, enabling it to calculate the safest possible transport routes.

    Furthermore appliedAI provides an education program to cover different levels of expertise which we perceive as an integral part of our digital transformation journey. The information contained in this email and any attachments may be confidential and is provided solely for the use of the intended recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, distribution, or use of this e-mail, its attachments or any information contained therein is unauthorized and prohibited. If you have received this in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete this e-mail and any attachments. No responsibility is accepted for any virus or defect that might arise from opening this e-mail or attachments, whether or not it has been checked by anti-virus software...

  • We're delighted to work with UnternehmerTUM’s appliedAI to democratize artificial intelligence by making it easy, fast and useful for developers, customers and the industry overall. Artificial intelligence is a key element part of the 4th Industrial Revolution that will eventually affect every industry. Already today, manufacturing, production, logistics and transportation benefit from the advances in artificial intelligence in automation and robotics. In addition, with the concept of Industry 4.0 which originated in Germany, our hub in Munich is strategically positioned to contribute to that change and accelerate application and adoption of AI within the industry. That is why Google Cloud AI and its newly establish team in the Google Munich Engineering Center are glad to partner with organizations that share the same vision.

    Wieland Holfelder (VP Engineering & Site Lead, Google Munich)

  • Artificial intelligence will soon be affecting many areas of life. I am convinced that people will benefit from it. Machines and computers will become capable of learning and recognizing how to correctly take the next step. This will make our lives easier and allow us to concentrate on what is essential – things that only we are capable of doing.
    In industry, collaboration between people and intelligent machines will enable employees to carry out higher-value tasks and produce innovations much more rapidly. Artificial intelligence will also increase the quality of life in our personal sphere—in medicine, for
    example. Porsche Consulting is supporting the AppliedAI initiative from UnternehmerTUM in a partner capacity for several reasons. We see many possible applications for AI among our clients, not only in the automotive industry. In order to develop AI’s potential, scientists and talented young researchers need to put their heads together with business and industry leaders. We view our role as ensuring that these joint efforts produce relevant results.

    Eberhard Weiblen, Chairman of the Executive Board, Porsche Consulting GmbH

  • As a successful chemical company, the TUM’s appliedAI initiative gives us the chance to collaborate with young talent and first-class scientists and to better understand and make use of the countless opportunities that digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) have to offer. AI is highly significant for the chemical industry. The chemical sector is heavily data-driven – WACKER, for instance, is a globally active company with 23 production sites on three continents. As a result, we produce huge volumes of data on a daily basis. If we’re talking about efficiently capturing, evaluating and using this data, AI has to play a role: Using computer-aided, self-learning systems, we can identify patterns in data and notice connections that cannot always be detected by humans. This makes it possible to continuously improve production processes in terms of transparency, predictability and self-regulation. For example, we can achieve considerable efficiency gains in production with predictive maintenance using intelligent sensors. But virtual reality and advanced, self-learning simulations can also provide better support for research and product development. Even communication with our partners and customers can be improved with AI as we are able to identify patterns and therefore respond to customers in a more targeted way.

    Dirk Ramhorst, CIO/CDO Senior Vice President Information Technology, Wacker
    Chemie AG"

  • Artificial Intelligence will have a significant impact on each of our businesses and our corporate processes. It is of utmost importance to explore, drive and accelerate the different variants of industrial AI solutions and their implications on our future business, to provide added value for our customers. We are looking forward to a trusted exchange in an open ecosystem on AI use cases, assets, technologies, and talent strategies that contribute to position Munich as the industrial AI hub. We aim to develop bold ideas, originated and enriched from a divers set of perspectives in a co-creation setup that will allow us to foster an innovation culture where collaboration is the key to innovation speed, an entrepreneurial spirit and creative power beyond established convictions, especially in the new realms of digitalization.

  • NVIDIA is the world’s leading AI and visual computing company, and a founding partner of appliedAI. NVIDIA invented the technology which enabled and underpins modern AI, the graphics processing unit (GPU). The company seeks to use this expertise to facilitate, accelerate and spread the adoption of AI. Working with appliedAI is part of NVIDIA’s commitment to establishing a strong global AI
    ecosystem, and nurturing the global AI developer community as it solves the world’s most challenging problems using deep learning. AI won’t be an industry, it will be part of every industry. That’s why NVIDIA is engaging with enterprise, startups, government and academia to transform the promise of this technology into real results. NVIDIA’s Inception Program is an essential component of this work. With close to 3,000 members around the globe, Inception is a virtual accelerator program that helps AI startups in all stages of product development, prototyping, and deployment.

  • Agriculture has gone through many changes throughout its long history, and in the last years digitalization has brought on many innovations. Similarly, BayWa has successfully managed to transform itself through time: from an agriculture cooperative to a multinational group centered around four segments: Agriculture, Energy, Building Materials, and Innovation & Digitalisation. In the last years, we have successfully pushed forward an ambitious digitalisation strategy, striving to connect with our customers in more modern ways. Today, our position in these multiple industries combined with the data that we collect through digitalisation gives us a unique opportunity to meet our customers’ needs better. 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.

  • Allianz has teamed up with UnternehmerTUM as part of the applied.AI initiative to share knowledge with top experts and to bring new AI solutions to the Allianz ecosystem. By integrating innovative AI solutions across business lines, Allianz wants to increase the internal efficiency of processes, provide personalized and data-driven digital experiences tailored to customer needs, and continue offering insurance services that contribute to a safer and healthier society.