16 ideas, 16 teams, 16 pitches – all in one day! The invited teams were to draw on their creativity, passion and innovation to impress the panel of experts with their ideas for AI that provides benefits for the common good.
Each pitch began with a video produced by the team itself which had to explain the team’s idea in under three minutes. Following a brief introduction of the team members, they then faced questions from a panel of experts consisting of Jana Klawitter (Federal Association of Non-Statutory Welfare (BAGFW)), Jannis Gilde (Association of German Start-ups), Anika Krellmann (Local Government’s Joint Agency for Administrative Management (KGSt)), Domingos de Oliveira (digital accessibility consultant), Andreas Schuller (Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (Fraunhofer IAO)) and representatives of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
The most promising ideas will be awarded
Following all 16 pitches, the panel of experts engaged in a lively debate regarding the individual ideas in terms of their persuasive power and innovative character. Their individual evaluations were then combined to create a joint ranking.
You will find out which teams succeeded in impressing the panel of experts, therefore securing prize money of up to 20,000 euros as well as access to various workshops and networking opportunities for the further development of their ideas, at the award ceremony to be held at the end of January 2022.
Get involved in the next round!
You will be able to submit your ideas for AI that provides benefits for the common good once again next year during the third round of the idea contest. Seeking inspiration or in need of more expertise to develop your idea? Become part of our community and engage with like-minded people!