Munich Innovation Hub for Applied AI

Munich Innovation Hub for Applied AI

fortiss supports SMEs in using artificial intelligence

At the Munich Innovation Hub for Applied AI, fortiss has joined forces with the Initiative for Applied Artificial Intelligence (AAI)  and the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM).

Serving as a starting point, the goal is to offer SMEs in Bavaria a wide range of services related to artificial intelligence (AI) and help them to take up and apply AI technologies.

The Munich Innovation Hub for Applied AI is part of the EU initiative that aims to establish digital innovation hubs (DIH) across Europe. 300 such DIHs are meanwhile officially registered and active. Follow this link for a current list. The Munich Innovation Hub for Applied AI is also a cooperation partner of the European network AI DIH Network of Digital Innovation Hubs with a focus on AI.

[Translate to English:] Munich Innovation Hub for Applied AI

Digital innovation hubs serve as starting points to help companies make their business and production processes, products or services more competitive through digital technologies. The hubs are based on a technological infrastructure (competence center – CC) and offer access to the most recent know-how and the latest expertise and technologies in order to assist customers in trying out, testing and experimenting with digital innovation. DIHs also offer business and finance support for implementation of these innovations in cases where it is required across the entire value chain.

Given that close proximity is viewed as decisive, they serve as regional starting points and door openers and strengthen the innovation ecosystem. DIHs, which are based on regional collaboration between multiple partners (including research institutes, universities, industry associations, chambers of commerce, incubators, regional development agencies and even governments), can also have strong ties to service providers outside the region who enable companies access to their services.


Information events

Public events that include presentations, practical tutorials and the opportunity to network

Contract research

Implementation of pilot projects for innovative, market-ready products or services with research character

Research networks

Joint research projects and support when applying for grants

fortiss Mittelstand services


Events for conveying theoretical knowledge and practical training in current technologies

Customized solutions

Workshops designed for developing potential, optimization options or developing solution measures and quick checks


Enterprise-based hardware and software infrastructures for trying out and testing new technologies

fortiss is currently representing the Munich Innovation Hub for Applied AI in the following EU Horizon 2020 projects. The open call SME funding instrumentis anchored in most of these projects, which provides interested SMEs the opportunity to receive financial support and also enables collaboration with an expert technical partner. Detailed information can be found in our corresponding white paper Open Calls - Funding for SMEs Made Easy.

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[Translate to English:] Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM)
[Translate to English:] Technische Universität München
[Translate to English:] UnternehmerTUM