Our K.I.E.Z.

Creating fertile soil for AI Ventures

Since May 2021, we are a excited to take part in Berlin’s new K.I.E.Z. – “Künstliche Intelligenz Entrepreneurship Zentrum”. This initiative is dedicated to incubating and accelerating AI ventures. We provide entrepreneurs in AI with scientific expertise, access to capital, industry partners and hiring talent. As project lead for Freie Universität Berlin, at DEH sets its full focus on helping AI ventures grow in order to make Berlin a leading ecosystem for innovations with Artificial Intelligence.

With the K.I.E.Z project, we build on our experience in mentoring and studying digital entrepreneurship. We explore the key factors of scaling AI startups using a design-oriented research paradigm. We can apply our insights directly to the incubation and acceleration of concrete startups in the incubation and acceleration programs at K.I.E.Z.

For us at the Digital Entrepreneurship Hub, the K.I.E.Z project is a great opportunity to drive innovation with potentially disruptive technology at Freie Universität Berlin and in close collaboration with Profund Innovation as well as the technology transfer institutions of Charité, Humboldt Innovation and the Centre for Entrepreneurship at TU Berlin.

K.I.E.Z. is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and complements the incubation services of all network partners.The consortium project is led by the successful entrepreneur Tina Kluewer. In addition to our scouting tasks, we are responsible for gaining a new understanding of scaling AI companies and providing support measures for this.

Person of Contact:

  • Professor Dr. Hannes Rothe
  • Professorin Dr. Janina Sundermeier
  • Responsible Contact Person:
    Jonathan Zebhauser 
Project Budget:
0.5M (FU Berlin)
6.85M (Consortia)
More information about the project: www.kiez.ai 
More information about our research: here.

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