What is TUM.ai all about?

Learn about our current activities and projects


During the semester we partner with selected companies to form symbiotic relationships where our talented students  work on real industry projects and provide consulting to push AI  solutions into new domains. 

WORKSHOPS and speaker events 

TUM.ai regularly hosts speaker events where our ambitious members as well as interested followers get the chance to learn from professional AI engineers, business specialists and various domain experts.

At the beginning of every semester, we organize an AI Makeathon. In teams of four, participants work on challenges provided by partner companies and develop MVP  applications, as well as corresponding business concepts and pitches.

Successful Workshops and Events

TUM.ai meets Early Bird VC (Uni-X)

Recently, Earlybird raised their first UNI-X fund which is specialized in university spinoffs. The experienced VC  investors Michael Schmitt and Michael Hoeck joined us for an online workshop covering Earlybird's latest investment hypotheses in tech, their experience with AI startup teams, and which ideas they would love to see built by TUM.ai members in the future. (Earlybird is one of the most successful venture capital firms in Europe. Founded in 1997, Earlybird invests in all growth and development phases of a company. With EUR 1.5 billion under management, seven IPOs and 30 trade sales)

TUM.ai Entrepreneurship Labs - AI4Good - KNUST Ghana 

This AI4Good Workshop by TUM.ai is a two-fold program in a cooperation with the biggest university in Ghana — KNUST. After two eventful weeks, the top 10 teams from KNUST pitched their projects in applied AI in front of an expert jury.   In the AI E-Labs we strive to bridge the gap between AI enthusiasts and domain experts!

Workshop - BCG Gamma - AI in Banking 

Nowadays, many banking institutions are looking to incorporate Big Data and AI approaches into their operating model, facing seemingly insurmountable technical hurdles. Together with BCG Gamma we took a deep-dive into this field and worked on a real-world case from a data science  consultant's perspective. Afterwards, we had a nice dinner and an insightful networking session. 

TUM.ai meets ETH AI Center

The ETH AI Center is the central hub for artificial intelligence for an interdisciplinary coalition of over 100 professors and research groups at ETH Zurich.  Alex Ilic, the head of this prestigious institution, held an exclusive info session and provided our members with insights about PhD and Master Thesis opportunities at ETH Zurich.

MAKEATHON - October 2021

The TUM.ai Makeathon was a virtual 48-hour challenge where each team submitted a "Business Model Canvas" and an AI based application prototype. The primary goal of the competition was to create the most innovative business idea with a foundational AI application. Workshops and assistance from Industry Experts were also provided!

Workshop - Cherry Ventures VC

Together, with an investor from Cherry Ventures, we had an intense deep dive into the basics of startup funding for AI ventures and working in the startup ecosystem. In the session, we learned about the dos and don'ts when approaching VCs, how to create "FOMO" among investors, or how a cap table works. 

Workshop - JINA.ai Neural Search

What is neural search?  Why it is important and what it can be used for? In this workshop  we were introduced to Jina's open source search framework and got to work on challenges such as finding images similar to an input image with neural search.