Senior AI Ecosystem Manager (m/f/x)

About us

The appliedAI Initiative elevates Europe’s industry to become shapers in the age of AI, creating a future that we desire to live in. Through our ecosystem of strong partners, comprehensive programs, services and solutions we advance companies holistically on their AI journey. With our uniquely diverse, interdisciplinary, and driven team, we build on deep technical expertise while specializing on applicability of the solutions. We share a mindset of collaboration and openness with our ecosystem of leading companies and tech players. Our common goal is to strengthen the European landscape, jointly creating unique knowledge for applying trustworthy AI.

Your mission

As a Senior AI Ecosystem Manager (m/f/x), you will be instrumental in orchestrating the activities of our ecosystem for the appliedAI partners. This role requires a dynamic individual with a profound understanding of AI, a passion for community engagement, and a data-driven approach to ecosystem optimization.

  • Orchestrate Ecosystem Activities: Plan and scope high-profile events such as round tables, meetups, and visits, ensuring they align with the strategic vision of the appliedAI partnership. 
  • Ecosystem Mapping and Relationship Building: Foster and maintain relationships with key thought leaders from the appliedAI partnership and beyond, including engaging with technology partners, startups, and academia. Stay abreast of the latest developments and trends in AI technologies and identify key players for these topics within the AI ecosystem. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the landscape.
  • Ecosystem Content Creation: Generate compelling ecosystem content for the partnership community to drive engagement and thought leadership.
  • Event Management within appliedAI Partnership Programs: Execute and moderate events, providing a professional, relevant and memorable experience for participants and stakeholders.
  • Data-Driven Optimization: Continuously track partner interest and participation, experiment with new formats, and enhance the overall value delivered to our partners.

Your profile

  • AI Expertise: Deep understanding and passion of AI technology combined with track record of experiences in business strategy in AI startup or driving AI initiatives in large companies
  • Community Experience: A well-established presence in the AI community, ideally supported by a robust network.
  • Connector: A genuine passion for connecting people and fostering collaborative relationships. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain successful relationships.
  • Communication Skills: Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities for effective collaboration and partner engagement. In addition, spoken & written skills in both English and German - both C1 level or higher
  • Independent Worker: Ability to work independently as part of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Data-Driven Approach: A strong inclination towards data-driven decision-making and optimization of community activities.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for driving change in a dynamic environment.

What we offer

A highly qualified and motivated team of ~120 people is on a journey to change the rapidly evolving European AI Landscape.

  • Flexibility to choose / switch between our amazing office space House of Communication in Munich, Innovation Park AI in Heilbronn and remote work
  • Opportunity to shape a variety of projects and the development of new, original content based on the latest developments in AI and its adoption in businesses
  • Want to learn about robotics, autonomous drones or smart factories? All of this is happening at appliedAI
  • You will have access to the newest technologies in the AI domain, budget to drive the education program and peers to develop with
  • An atmosphere that encourages to think and experiment in new ways with software, hardware, and processes
  • Hottest topics of the next decade and freedom and trust to initiate own activities
  • A highly visible initiative that helps you build a large and high-level network of start-ups, partners, and tech companies
  • Budget to visit important conferences, read up on papers and develop your skills with the team - potentially showcasing results at e.g. GTC
  • Internal seminar in machine learning and computer science


Lucas Fernandes - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
appliedAI Initiative GmbH, August-Everding-Str. 25, 81671 ​München