Register Program Overview Template – Project Description

What does the AI Ideation Program look like?

As part of the AI Ideation Program, you will receive support in 6 key areas over the course of 6 months: Financial support, a workplace in the heart of Hamburg and individual mentoring. This is complemented by a broad workshop format on prototyping, AI and entrepreneurship as well as our AI Ecosystem Connector and the AI Toolbox.

AI Ecosystem Connector
AI & Tech-Support

Application Requirements

We are looking for committed students and researchers from universities and research institutions as well as all AI enthusiasts from the Hamburg metropolitan region and Northern Germany.

  • You have a business idea or have done research in the field of AI and would like to turn your results into a product and business model. 
  • Ideally, you have the opportunity to complete the AI Ideation Program full-time. 
  • You are aiming to create a startup based on your submitted idea. 
  • You are looking forward to sharing ideas, insights and learnings with other AI teams and want to grow together.
  • You want to become active members of our AI.STARTUP.HUB community and participate in workshops & training on site.

Legal Application Requirements

  • At least one of your team members is registered in Northern Germany. 
  • At the time of application, you are not receiving any other public funding for your submitted idea. 
  • You have not yet founded a company or are not registered in the commercial register.

What happens after the AI Ideation Program?

After the six-month AI Ideation Program, you will have the opportunity to prove what you have learned and pitch your AI prototype in front of business angels, VCs and representatives of the Hamburg and northern German startup landscape on our final pitch day.

Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to apply for further funding – such as the EXIST start-up grant from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection and the InnoFounder program from the Hamburg Investment and Development Bank. 

Of course, you will also remain an integral part of our AI.STARTUP.HUB community and can apply for our Accelerator Program.

You can apply easily via our form:

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Please fill out our questionnaire and attach a short project outline (maximum 2 pages – either in English or German). Please introduce your team and explain your idea!

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