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About us

The appliedAI is both an initiative and platform as well as a service provider. Learn more about who and what we are.

Initiative for appliedAI

What is appliedAI?

appliedAI is Europe’s largest initiative for the application of leading edge trustworthy AI technology with the vision to shape Europe’s innovative power in AI. appliedAI was formed as trustworthy initiative that acts both as enabler and innovator.
Based on our ecosystem we strengthen the value creation building global AI champions. We work on the technological challenges, both in the application and applied research, from a strategic and innovation standpoint as well as with a perspective on education and people development. Our activities and services are primarily determined by the partners that join the initiative. Our founding partners were among others BMW, Google, Infineon, Linde, NVIDIA, and Siemens.

appliedAI is part of UnternehmerTUM. UnternehmerTUM is one of the largest innovation centers in Europe and a non-profit. As a neutral platform for entrepreneurship and innovation, more than 200 employees serve more than 2500 individuals, >100 startups, and >100 companies per year.

Key facts

2000

AI adopters supported

35

AI systems built

20

AI strategies defined

50

Companies advanced in AI maturity

The core

Our team

We are bringing together the best in artificial intelligence technology, companies, entrepreneurship, and academia to create a unique environment to accelerate the adoption of AI. We are enthusiastic about AI. We care for our values, our society and our global competitiveness in Europe. We ideate, build and apply. We think cross-domain and solve problems. We discuss the implications of AI on society and AI ethics.

What we don’t do, is: slow you down by not recommending the best option (or overpromise), lose the sense for reality, build RPA or standard big-data applications, or develop military solutions

Dr. Andreas Liebl
Dr. Andreas Liebl

Managing Director ; Founder

Dr. Philipp Gerbert
Dr. Philipp Gerbert

Director

Dr. Donald Leonhard-MacDonald
Dr. Donald Leonhard-MacDonald

Director of AI Engineering

Dr. Denise Vandeweijer
Dr. Denise Vandeweijer

Director of Engineering Operations

Dr. Philipp Hartmann
Dr. Philipp Hartmann

Director of AI Strategy

John Thomson
John Thomson

Head of appliedAI Academy

Dr. Hendrik Brakemeier
Dr. Hendrik Brakemeier

Head of AI Journey

Dr. Miguel de Benito
Dr. Miguel de Benito

Senior AI Researcher

Nicolas Blum
Nicolas Blum

Senior AI Engineer

Dr. Till Klein
Dr. Till Klein

Senior Manager of appliedAI Academy

Sebastian Wagner
Sebastian Wagner

Senior AI Engineer

Alexander Machado
Alexander Machado

Senior AI Engineer

Dr. David Ng
Dr. David Ng

Senior AI Engineer

Maria Schamberger
Maria Schamberger

Senior AI Strategist

Samantha Warren
Samantha Warren

Senior Communications Manager

Adrian Rumpold
Adrian Rumpold

Senior AI Engineer

Dr. Faried Abu Zaid
Dr. Faried Abu Zaid

Senior AI Researcher

Mina Fahimipirehgalin
Mina Fahimipirehgalin

Senior AI Engineer

Jan Willem Kleinrouweler
Jan Willem Kleinrouweler

Senior Software Engineer

Manasi Patil
Manasi Patil

Senior Instructional Designer

Franziska Lienkamp
Franziska Lienkamp

Senior Instructional Designer

Dr. Christian Burkhart
Dr. Christian Burkhart

Senior Instructional Designer

Dr. Michael Panchenko
Dr. Michael Panchenko

Senior AI Researcher

Dr. Ivan Rodriguez
Dr. Ivan Rodriguez

Senior AI Engineer

Valeriya Zaytseva
Valeriya Zaytseva

Senior AI Strategist

Smruti Ranjan Mandal
Smruti Ranjan Mandal

Senior DevOps Engineer

Dr. Pavel Sagulenko
Dr. Pavel Sagulenko

Senior DevOps Engineer

Dr. Johanna Farnhammer
Dr. Johanna Farnhammer

Senior Project Manager of appliedAI Academy

Anna-Lena Müller
Anna-Lena Müller

Executive Assistant & Operations (Parental Leave)

Stephanie Eschmann
Stephanie Eschmann

Marketing Communications Manager

Marlene Bücheler
Marlene Bücheler

Event & Operations Manager

Daniela Neupert
Daniela Neupert

AI Engineer

Kristian Klemon
Kristian Klemon

AI Engineer

Dr. Mustafa Gaja
Dr. Mustafa Gaja

AI Engineer

Carlo Cascio
Carlo Cascio

Software Engineer

Dr. Fabio Peruzzo
Dr. Fabio Peruzzo

AI Engineer

Dr. Francisco Matos
Dr. Francisco Matos

AI Engineer

Anes Benmerzoug
Anes Benmerzoug

AI Engineer

Nitty Varghese
Nitty Varghese

AI Engineer

Jannik Seger
Jannik Seger

AI Strategist

Tristan Post
Tristan Post

AI Strategist

Julius Morandell
Julius Morandell

Project Manager of appliedAI Academy

Mariam Bartishvili
Mariam Bartishvili

Instructional Designer

Kanaat Bektaş
Kanaat Bektaş

Instructional Designer

Susanne Klausing
Susanne Klausing

AI Strategist

Ludwig Stumpp
Ludwig Stumpp

Junior AI Engineer

Maximilian Frantzen
Maximilian Frantzen

Junior AI Engineer

Ahmed Hatem
Ahmed Hatem

Junior AI Engineer

Maternus Herold
Maternus Herold

Junior AI Engineer

Claudia Baumgartner
Claudia Baumgartner

Junior AI Engineer Operations

Christian Wender
Christian Wender

Junior AI Strategist

Grigor Bezirganyan
Grigor Bezirganyan

Junior AI Engineer

Clara Mehler
Clara Mehler

Junior AI Strategist

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Our principles

How we work

  1. Start with “why”, then maximize impact.
    We are conscious that our relationship with our partners carries with it an obligation to understand their needs. We ask our partners and ourselves “why?”, to really understand problems and search for where we can have the greatest impact. We are receptive to what we learn, and we focus our actions on where we generate the highest value.
  2. Build shared wisdom.
    AI disrupts whole industries and is much more than a technology. We know that great insights and new ideas about AI emerge when different fields and views collide. We embrace building wisdom collectively.
  3. Dream ahead; be playful.
    Being at the forefront of AI Technology means having no one to follow, so we hypothesize and invent on principle. We are imagining the future and playing with ideas. We create hypotheses and provide answers before others ask the question.
  4. Make it real; be practical.
    It is easy to get lost in the ocean that is AI. Be obsessed with practicality and draw a clear line to application. Innovation happens where theory and ideas translate into real-world applications. Balancing both is our strength and defense.
  5. Strive for great or don’t do it.
    Keeping the balance between quantity and quality is hard; we put in the work to identify which things must be great - and make them great. If we can’t, we don’t do them at all.
  6. Practice what you preach, reflect, and adjust.
    We do what we recommend to others and follow our own advice. We reflect on the data we have and are honest about what it tells us. We don’t run on autopilot; we are willing to take a step back and adjust our course. Decisions are rarely a one-way street!
  7. Success is never yours alone.
    At appliedAI, people care for each other and share both burdens and success. Every person at appliedAI contributes to every success. There are no exceptions.
  8. Have backbone; disagree, then commit.
    When challenges emerge we don't turn a blind eye to them, whether they are internal or external. We raise them; we welcome debate and disagreement. Once arguments are exchanged and a decision is made, we commit wholly.
  9. Lead by example. Everyone is a leader.
    Leading means taking responsibility and being accountable to your team and other leaders. Leaders earn trust by consistently setting an example through their actions.
  10. Excellence is people; develop and invest.
    We strive for excellence - and it all starts with people. We invest the time and resources to develop our team and ourselves. We support every team member to continuously learn and develop. We challenge our own thoughts, sharpen our skills, stay informed, and ask for advice a lot. We search for, hire and retain the best.
Jaap Zuiderveld

appliedAI schafft ein starkes KI-Ökosystem in Deutschland mit prominenten Akteuren aus Industrie, Technologie und Forschung. Als Marktführer im Bereich KI freut sich NVIDIA, die Initiativen von appliedAI zu unterstützen und die Einführung bahnbrechender Technologien voranzutreiben.

Jaap Zuiderveld, Vice President EMEA at NVIDIA

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