Welcome to AI4Germany

Within the framework of AI4Germany, leading initiatives in the field of AI are joining forces to actively support the local economy and society in Germany with regards to the application of artificial intelligence - and thus guide Germany into the AI age.

AI4Germany is an umbrella initiative that promotes active exchange and cooperation between the participating partners in the federal states. Each partner receives the support of the respective state government in their state to actively promote the topic of AI.

Together, we will accelerate the introduction of artificial intelligence in Germany and thereby strengthen Germany's role as an important high-tech location.

To achieve this goal, we are working together on a wide range of content and activities, all focused on understanding, developing and implementing AI applications - for example:

  • Merging AI infrastructures throughout Germany

  • Development of joint analyses, objectives and strategies as well as corresponding publications

  • Expansion of a productive network of experts

  • Development of a map with AI application examples

  • Development of regional best practices

  • Collaboration on the AI startup map for Germany

  • Offering workshops, round tables and other AI event formats

  • Further development of training concepts for scientific and in-company trainings and education

In order to reach as many people and companies as possible, we utilize the local presence and reach of the participating partners.

Together we will be able to tackle the issue more quickly and efficiently. This is particularly important as Germany (and Europe) are in a global race for technological leadership which will also determine our future prosperity.


Consolidation of operational initiatives

AI4Germany sees itself as a complementary initiative to the Platform for Learning Systems and AI4EU. The Platform for Learning Systems is an initiative established by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to gather knowledge about AI in Germany. AI4Germany merges operational initiatives with a strong focus on implementation. A close exchange is provided through the participation of individual actors in the Platform for Learning Systems.

AI4EU is the central AI information infrastructure for the EU. AI4Germany sees itself as an implementation platform and aims to collaborate closely with AI4EU in the development and distribution of content.


AI4Germany -  dehub AI
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AI4Germany -  AI Hamburg
AI4Germany - aric
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AI4Germany -  Fraunhofer IIS
Ai4ger smartsystemshub


If you have any questions or would like to participate in the AI4Germany initiative, please contact us at kontakt@ai4germany.de

The following institutions are members of AI4Germany

With the appliedAI Initiative in Garching bei Munich, AI.HAMBURG and Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS and the Smart Systems Hub in Dresden, KI.NRW/Fraunhofer IAIS in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, the de:hub Karlsruhe as well as the Fraunhofer Institutes IAO and IPA in Stuttgart, leading German AI centers have joined forces to actively support companies in all regions of Germany in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) within the framework of AI4Germany. The nine partners are supported by their respective state governments.

Are you interested in joining the network? Please contact us at any time under info@appliedAI.de

The Digital Hub Karlsruhe builds on the region's unique competencies in applied AI and promotes the adoption of AI in business. The Digital Hub, which received an award from the German government in 2017, focuses on four main topics: Increase the visibility and collaboration of AI experts from the fields of business and science. Provide an excellent ecosystem for AI startups. Enable SMEs and enterprises to incorporate AI solutions into their business models and ensure practical learning tools and demonstrators for applied AI. Since July 2019, the Digital Hub has also been funded by the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Housing.


The AI Research Center "Learning Systems", founded by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering and Organisation IAO and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, offers SMEs a central point of contact for application-oriented research on artificial intelligence. With the center, the Fraunhofer Society, Europe's largest organization for application-oriented research, also joins Cyber Valley, Europe's largest research association for artificial intelligence. A central focus at the AI Research Center is direct cooperation with industrial companies. Feasibility studies and projects for the development of first prototypes of AI applications are partly financed by the Research Center’s budget. In order to build strategic partnerships, industrial companies have the opportunity to operate and finance so-called Enterprise Labs.


Logo Thüringer Zentrum für Lernende Systeme und Robotik

The Thuringian Center for Learning Systems and Robotics (TZLR) is a joint institution of Thuringian universities and research institutes. It considers itself a Thuringia-wide point of contact and intersection for universities, non-university research institutions and industry. Based on the guiding principle of a responsible approach to AI technologies, the center pursues the following goals:

  • Consolidation of Thuringian competences in the field of learning systems such as big data and data science, machine learning/AI, robotics and their applications,

  • Establishment of an institution as a point of contact for companies and organizations to advise stakeholders from business and society,

  • Improve the national and international visibility of Thuringian research,

  • Coordination and exchange of experience on research topics, teaching and further education opportunities for both companies and interested parties from public institutions.


appliedAI is an initiative of UnternehmerTUM. It serves companies of all sizes, startups, public institutions and researchers as a non-profit, neutral platform to accelerate the application of the latest methods and technologies in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Together with leading technology and industry groups as well as partners from politics and fields of science, UnternehmerTUM aims to advance the qualification of employees, management and the public as well as the exchange within the field of AI over the next few years and thus promote the transfer of knowledge for all parties involved. appliedAI is the largest initiative of its kind in Europe currently with 52 partners from the science and industry sectors, the public sector and selected startups.


The Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg (ARIC) e.V. is an association of stakeholders from economic, science and social sectors with the support of politics. In the new AI Center, the scientific expertise that has grown in Hamburg over the years will be linked with practice-oriented fields of application and expertise from the economic sector in order to successfully implement the transfer of knowledge through groundbreaking projects in the field of AI. The goal is to establish a cross-regional, cross-cutting and cross-industry network of AI stakeholders in order to advance the topic in the Hamburg metropolitan region in a sustainable and targeted manner and to further increase the attractiveness of the location for skilled workers, experts and startups in the field of AI.


AI for Hamburg (AI.Hamburg) promotes the knowledge and broad use of artificial intelligence and, in particular, machine learning in companies in the region. Smart companies will benefit Hamburg's economy and positively influence the competitiveness of the entire metropolitan region.


In order to consolidate and further strengthen North Rhine-Westphalia's activities in the field of artificial intelligence, the state established the AI.NRW competence platform at the end of 2018. The task of the competence platform, whose office is managed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, is to strengthen research in the field of AI, to support the transfer of AI applications to industry, to establish NRW as a leading region for professional qualification in the field of AI and to promote social dialogue. The certification of AI systems and thus the creation of a seal of approval for trustworthy AI systems are also central components of the project.

Competence Platform KI.NRW ki.nrw
Fraunhofer IAIS: www.iais.fraunhofer.de

Fraunhofer IIS/EAS works on key technologies for adaptive electronic systems and develops them further for the networked world of tomorrow. One of the main goals of research in the field of artificial intelligence is to build a bridge between algorithms and practical application for small and medium-sized enterprises.


Smart Systems Hub in Dresden is part of a Germany-wide excellence initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (de:hub). With hub:AI, it provides a platform for co-innovation in Saxony for companies, research institutions and organizations. The goal of the platform is, among other things, the development and implementation of new AI-based applications. In this context, the Hub works closely with Fraunhofer IIS/EAS and Silicon Saxony e.V., an artificial intelligence working group, as well as other players in the area.