The Technology Park already launched the KI-Kab Kurpfalz in April 2020. The aim of the initiative is to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with low-threshold access to the future technology AI and to strengthen them with research results.
Since the end of last year, the Technology Park has also been active in the Baden-Württemberg Foundation's KI-Garage. The statewide program supports Baden-Württemberg universities and researchers in the field of artificial intelligence in turning creative ideas into market-ready applications.
But the two accelerators running at the Technology Park, the Life Science Accelerator Baden-Württemberg and the Industry-Tech Accelerator Up2B, also support a number of founders with an AI focus. Currently, a team at the Technology Park is working on a complete mapping of AI startups in Baden-Württemberg to make the strong network visible.
"We are very pleased that we are now a partner of the KI Bundesverband," says André Domin, CEO of Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH. "Artificial intelligence holds huge opportunities for startups and SMEs, as it is a cross-sectional discipline and connects researchers with companies in different industries, including in the field of medicine, an important focus of our work. In partnership with the KI Bundesverband, we want to drive research transfer in the field of AI and support companies in implementing AI."