Batch #3 of The AI Incubator culminates in a Demo Day hosted at the Amazon Research & Development Center in Tübingen on November 23.
Over a six-week-period, participants of The AI Incubator attended workshops and received extensive coaching to transform their AI ideas into successful start-ups. The AI Incubator is organized by Cyber Valley, Europe’s largest and leading research consortium in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and modern robotics.
At the Demo Day, participants from The AI Incubator will pitch their final projects before a carefully selected jury and an audience of researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs. Jury members include distinguished figures in the fields of AI and start-ups: Matthias Bethge (Director of the Tübingen AI Center), Michael Black (Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute of Intelligent Systems), Alexander Diehl (investor and Co-Founder of Architizer), Lukas Findeisen (Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung), Betty Mohler-Tesch (Principle Research Scientist at Amazon), Naureen Mahmood (Co-Founder of Meshapade), and Rebecca C. Reisch (CEO of Cyber Valley).
Following the pitches, Ingmar Hörr, Co-Founder of Curevac, will share insights on transferring scientific research into commercial success. An award ceremony will then take place, during which the jury will present prizes to the top-performing teams. This will be followed by a concluding networking event.
The Demo Day is open to the public, but spaces are limited, and attendance must be registered in advance. Please register here.
Demo Day Schedule
15:00: Welcome & Intro from Rebecca C. Reisch (CEO of Cyber Valley)
15:30: Team pitches
17:45: Inspirational talk from Ingmar Hörr (Co-Founder of Curevac): “Sciencepreneur – How to turn science into commercial value”
18:00: Award ceremony
18:30 onwards: Networking with food and beverages
About The AI Incubator
The AI Incubator is a six-week program of intensive workshops and idea development. The program encourages scientists, technologists, and business talent to found their own companies, fostering the next generation of AI start-ups. With topics like prototyping, product-market fit, business strategy, and funding opportunities, The AI Incubator equips participants with the right knowledge, tools, and skills to transfer their cutting-edge AI and robotics research into products and applications. The program also provides participants with access to a network of experts, mentors, founders, and investors who offer guidance and inspiration on their journey into the AI business world.
The AI Incubator is organized by Cyber Valley and funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung.
About Cyber Valley
Cyber Valley is Europe’s largest and leading research consortium in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and modern robotics. It has a mission and a public mandate to advocate for entrepreneurship, research, development, application, and acceptance of technologies and methods in the field of intelligent systems. The company envisions a future where the full potential of intelligent systems is leveraged for the greater good of the world.
The Cyber Valley Community brings together partners from science, industry, and society, along with AI researchers and entrepreneurs. The Cyber Valley GmbH is funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg and acts as the central organizer, service provider, and host for the community. While the GmbH operates from Stuttgart and Tübingen, Cyber Valley has a larger scope: As a national and European driving force, it attracts the best people from all over the world to create the future with AI.
About the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung
The Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung’s mission is to create an open environment for scientific breakthroughs. As a partner of excellence in science, it supports basic research as well as applied sciences in the STEM subject areas (science, technology, and mathematics). Founded in 1889 by the physicist and mathematician Ernst Abbe, the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung is one of the oldest and biggest private science funding institutions in Germany. It is the sole owner of Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG. Its projects are financed from the dividend distributions of the two foundation companies.