The AI Incubator

Batch #5: Starting in Q4 2024
Cyber Valley x Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung

Pre-register for
Batch #5 of
the AI Incubator

Starting in Q4 2024

Start: May 2
End: June 19
Application Deadline: April 15

Please join the waiting list to be alerted when the application officially opens

Previous business or start-up knowledge or experience is not required,– nor do you need to have a specific idea or a team. 

If you have an idea that you want to grow into a start-up, then the AI Incubator program is for you! If you're in the early stages of founding start-up and want to bring it to the next level, apply to this program! Participants will collaborate and exchange ideas with each other, all while receiving insights from experienced start-up coaches.  

IMPRS-IS students will receive 3 credits if they successfully take part of the AI Incubator program. 

We will organize a shuttle service so that all participants can attend the full day workshops.

If there are any transportation issues that may prevent you from applying to the AI Incubator program, please reach out to julian.enz@cyber.valley.de, and we will help you find a solution.

Most of the events will take place in Tübingen and Stuttgart.

Any transport or logistical issues would prevent you from applying, please reach out to julian.enz@cyber.valley.de, and we will find a solution together! 

For any questions regarding the program, organization, or logistics, please reach out to julian.enz@cyber.valley.de

We’re looking for enthusiastic scientists, technologists, and business talent who want to explore entrepreneurship in the field of AI. 

  • Previous knowledge or experience in the business and start-up world is not necessary, – nor do you need to have a specific idea or a team. 
  • If you have an idea that you want to develop into a start-up, then the AI Incubator is for you! Participants will collaborate and exchange ideas with each other, while receiving insights from experienced start-up coaches. 
  • Even if you do not have any research background in AI, robotics, or machine learning, but are keen to grow your business knowledge in this field, we’re happy to receive your application!

The AI Incubator invites all:

  • scientists
  • researchers
  • technologists and/or business talent
  • PhD and postdoc students from the Cyber Valley ecosystem
  • anyone interested in exploring entrepreneurial topics around AI 

PhD students from the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS) are encouraged to apply. They will receive 3 credits for successfully participating in the AI Incubator. 

Students from the CLS program and other universities are also welcome to apply. 

Even if you do not have any research background in AI, robotics, or machine learning, but are keen to grow your business knowledge in this field and explore the world of start-ups, we’re happy to receive your application! 

The AI Incubator offers an unriveled opportunity to start your own business and connect with investors.

  • Build the next unicorn! We're here to support, connect, and empower you to do exactly that!
  • Play a leading role in shaping the next generation of AI start-ups Made in Baden-Württemberg.
  • Meet like-minded people from interdisciplinary backgrounds, interested in AI, entrepreneurship and start-ups.
  • Strengthen the start-up culture and entrepreneurial mindset among AI scientists.
  • Learn the basics of entrepreneurship from professional start-up coaches.
  • Take part in hands-on sessions, gain industry insights, and receive mentoring by leading AI and start-up experts.
  • Connect with the wider AI community and the Cyber Valley ecosystem.
  • Gain insights into the entrepreneurship and investor ecosystem.
  • Pitch your idea to the expert jury and get rewarded!

Cyber Valley is Europe's leading center for excellence in advanced AI and robotics. Cyber Valley creates a vibrant ecosystem that enables seamless collaboration and rapid exchange between academia, business and society.

As an ambassador for entrepreneurship, Cyber Valley's mission is to strengthen the research, development, and application of intelligent systems, providing a platform for collaboration, resource sharing, and advancement of modern AI and robotics. With a focus on the ethical and societal aspects of AI, Cyber Valley fosters dialogue between society and AI researchers and strives for a future in which the full potential of intelligent systems is used for the benefit of society.

The Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung’s mission is to create an open environment for scientific breakthroughs. As a partner of excellence in science, it supports basic research as well as applied sciences in the STEM subject areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Founded in 1889 by the physicist and mathematician Ernst Abbe, the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung is one of the oldest and biggest private science funding institutions in Germany. It is the sole owner of Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG. Its projects are financed from the dividend distributions of the two foundation companies.