EDIH AICS – making the green and digital transformation a reality

In the EUROPEAN DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB Artificial Intelligence & CyberSecurity (EDIH AICS), the vision of a secure, sustainable, and European sovereign AI technology in science and economy is to become reality. To support this vision, the EDIH AICS will provide the complete set of services, including the necessary infrastructure for local, national, and European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) startups, and public sector organisations (PSO) to digitize their businesses.

Thereby, the EDIH AICS builds on the strengths and long-term experience of the players in the region of Karlsruhe and the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, being AI and cybersecurity in the application fields of production (AI Engineering), mobility (Future Mobility), energy (Zero Emission), commerce/services (Sustainable Supply Chains/Business Models) and public administration (Innovation Processes & Digital Citizenship Participation).

The key objectives of the EDIH AICS are to support SMEs and public institutions in their green and digital transformation by providing:

  • Experimental facilities and workshops to test before invest
  • Offers for the acquisition and development of skills & training
  • Possibilities to access further investments and public funding programs
  • Opportunities to create a strong innovation ecosystem through different networking activities and contact initiations

The EDIH AICS builds on the German Digital Hub Applied Artificial Intelligence Karlsruhe (de:hub AI) as well as the CyberSecurity Region Karlsruhe and thus bundles the numerous competences and activities of the region in the fields of AI and cybersecurity, especially with regard to their application in production, mobility, energy, commerce & services as well as in public administration.

Test before invest

Would you like to figure out what potential business cases you can develop with AI & cybersecurity or other digital technologies? Is your company or public organisation about to launch digital services or products? That’s great! We assist you by finding the right opportunity to test your ideas, prototypes, and projects with the right partner. Our activities include inspiration/ guided tours, expert circles, use cases and guidelines for experts and users, proof of concept & co-creation workshops, test beds and experiment areas. Furthermore, you can facilitate the implementation of solutions via collaboration and co-creation with other companies, startups, and academia.

Skills & Training

Do you want your organisation and your employees to be prepared for digital transition? Our EDIH AICS provides educational scholarships, different levels of educational measures for AI and Cybersecurity, mutual learning and best practice exchanges in roundtables and mentoring for cross-border collaboration. Additionally,, you can access professional personal, organizational, and technical trainings or deep dives for project managers, C-level representatives, or technical staff to bring the technologies into application and qualify your employees. We are also able to develop individual workshops, seminars, or other types of skills development to boost your business!

Support to find investment

You’ve got great ideas for your customers needs and you are looking for support from investors or public funding programs to explore the market fit and bring those ideas to realisation? Our EDIH assists you with services as consulting for public funding, formulating business models or plans, and pitch and venture events. We also consult and assist SMEs, and the public sector to get access to public funding by matching project partners and initiating collaborative projects.. We give startups access to investment and increase their chances receiving it through financial institutions, and pitch events. Thus, we are pleased to support you at any stage of your development and bring you together with partners to realize your great ideas!

Innovation Ecosystem & Networking

Creating a strong business ecosystem around your company or public organisation is crucial for your success! Use our network and our opportunities to get in touch with other companies, research institutions in Baden-Württemberg, Germany or Europe for sharing both research findings, innovations, business solutions, and change models within the AI and security domains. We also assist you to find the right experts, to initiate collaboration between companies, public organisations, and research through matchmaking and open innovation days or joint stands. So, with us you will broaden your perspective and find new partners, talents, and customers!

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