The groundbreaking initiative MISSION KI, a national movement for Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy, recently visited Heidelberg to advance its vision for "AI Made in Germany". As a joint project of acatech – German Academy of Science and Engineering and the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV), MISSION KI is a key project in the federal government's digital strategy to strengthen Germany's digital competitiveness.
Visit to Heidelberg: An Overview
The visit of MISSION KI to Heidelberg was a complete success. The day began with a startup breakfast at #hip, followed by a visit to the Business Development Center (#BDC). Throughout the day, there were fruitful discussions with representatives from Aleph Alpha, the Health + Life Science Alliance, and Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH. Special mention goes to Peyman Khodabakhsh and Simon Boffen from acatech, who were in Heidelberg as part of MISSION KI.
Three Core Areas of MISSION KI
MISSION KI focuses on three main areas to support the development and growth of trustworthy, market-ready AI applications:
- Networking of Data Spaces: Across sectors and national borders, a broader data base is to be created to make data usable for new, valuable AI applications.
- AI Quality and Testing Standards: To ensure planning security in the development of AI applications and to strengthen trust in their use, transparent and uniform standards are necessary.
- Promotion of Transfer and Growth: By developing tools to accelerate the transfer of strong AI research into practice and to support the growth of outstanding AI innovations, a connection between investors, AI founders, and companies is established.
Heidelberg as an AI and Innovation Hub
Heidelberg is celebrated as a key location for AI and innovation in Germany. MISSION KI highlights the importance of the city in promoting AI innovations. The event in Heidelberg fosters networking among experts, scientists, and entrepreneurs, laying the foundation for an advanced AI future.