The startup from Karlsruhe is part of a cluster of institutes, companies and educational institutions now widely recognized as Germany’s most important location for the development of AI. The second biggest city in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg is home to 26 research institutes, ten incubators and 4,400 digital companies. Within a 400 meter radius you can find renowned research institutions such as the FZI Research Center for Computer Science, the corporate network Cyberforum, the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, Systems Engineering and Image Evaluation, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
It was no surprise, then, when the BMWi decided to award Karlsruhe its own Digital Hub, as a part of the de:hub initiative, in the specialist area of Applied Artificial Intelligence. Since the launch of the de:hub initiative in early 2017, twelve digital hubs have been launched under the umbrella brand. They form an overarching network that strengthens the Federal Republic as a digital location and makes it easier for foreign companies to invest.