Landesmesse Stuttgart, September 30th, 2022

Tübingen AI Center hosts the first AI symposium and start-up fair on “Sciencepreneurship” - bridging cutting-edge research with agile entrepreneurship

To address the many challenges faced by people and societies today, we need a boost of breakthrough innovations that make their way from the lab to the market. Machine learning and artificial intelligence is a key enabling technology for innovations across virtually all domains and will have a huge impact on the future world economy and society. This symposium brings together innovative minds from science, politics and business to share their successes and challenges around AI research and entrepreneurship. Top-class speakers will provide exciting input on AI in science, technology transfer and spin-offs. The stage is surrounded by more than 60 AI startups and ecosystem booths. In combination with the startup fair, the event offers a unique opportunity for young AI researchers, (prospective) founders, as well as investors, VCs and the general public to build a joint innovation-driven community. The symposium is held in collaboration with the Startup BW Summit of the Ministry of Economics, Labor and Tourism Baden Wuerttemberg and the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) and aims at building a cross-over platform for sciencepreneurship.


Program

Moderation: Eva Wolfangel

13:00-13:30 // Scientific Keynote

From Fundamental Research to Real-world Impact: Deep Learning with Structured Representations

by Thomas Kipf PhD
Google Research, Brain Team
13:30-14:00 // Round table

How to Sciencepreneurship?

Alex Diehl (Senior Advisor, Cyber Valley)
Dr. Alexander Ilic (Co-founder and Executive Director, ETH AI Center)
Thomas Langkabel (National Technology Officer, Microsoft Deutschland)
14:00-14:20

5 Key Factors that can Attract Investors to an AI company

by Sheila Beladinejad
President of Women in AI and Robotics e.V. and Founder/CEO, OCanada Tech
14:20-14:30

Bias in AI: Who Is on the Playing Field?

by Anna-Maria Meck
Delegate Ambassador for Women in Voice and PhD Candidate at LMU München
14:30-15:00 // Round table

Diversity & Success

Sheila Beladinejad (President of Women in AI and Robotics e.V. and Founder/CEO, OCanada Tech)
Anna-Maria Meck (Delegate Ambassador for Women in Voice and PhD Candidate at LMU München)
Lioba Suchenwirth (DLR and Women in AI and Robotics)
Dr. Jan S. Zipp (Tübingen AI Center, National AI Breakthrough Task Force)
15:00-15:20

Start-up Strategy and AI

by Dr. Anna Christmann
Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action
15:20-16:00

Coffee Break and Interaction

featuring the Tübingen AI robot Spot
16:00-16:30

The Future of Work - Impulse and Discussion

Jens Beyer (CTO, Lavrio.solutions GmbH from the KARL network)
Dr. Norbert Huchler (Board Member, Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung e.V. München)
16:30-16:45

From AI Research to Practice: Technology Transfer at the KI-Fortschrittszentrum

by Prof. Dr. Marco Huber
Head KI-Fortschrittszentrum, Fraunhofer IPA
16:45-17:00

Aiming for European Sovereignty in AI

by Jonas Andrulis
CEO, Aleph Alpha GmbH
17:00-17:15

An Innovation Ecosystem for Government and Administration: The AI for Government Programme at the GovTech Campus Baden-Württemberg

by Lars Zimmermann
GovTech Campus Deutschland e.V.
17:15-17:45

Start-up Spotlights

ai-omatic solutions
eye2you
Computomics
17:45-18:00

Sciencepreneurship @ ELLIS

Makersuite
Reasonal
18:00-18:30 // Round Table

Building AI Ecosystems for Sciencepreneurship

Prof. Dr. Matthias Bethge (Co-founder Maddox AI and co-founder ELLIS)
Rebecca C. Reisch (Managing Director, Cyber Valley)
Jan Seifert (Head of InnoLab_bw)
18:30-18.40

Wrap-up

18:40

Get-together and Party

Premiere of “Diffuse me!”, an interactive AI art installation by Lunar Ring

The Sciencepreneur FAIR will take place in the International Congresscenter Stuttgart (ICS) of the Stuttgart Fair and is easily reachable by public transport. For more information, please register for free here.


The Tübingen AI Center is a joint research facility of the University of Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. It is permanently funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg. The center aims to contribute to new breakthroughs in AI research and to advance their technological and societal implementation in Europe. Together with the regional AI alliance Cyber Valley, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, the Tübingen AI Center supports the transfer into real-world applications.

Contact: sciencepreneurship@tue.ai


Partners

Gründen & Unternehmertum Baden-WürttembergEuropean Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS)Eberhard Karls University TübingenMax Planck Institute for Intelligent SystemsCyber Valley