Berlin Meets Pittsburgh: Connecting two Outstanding AI Ecosystems

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AI in Berlin & in Pittsburgh | Expert Panel | Pitch Session

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We would like to invite IT companies from two cities that lead the adoption of AI solutions in their regions: Berlin, Germany and Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Learn more about both ecosystems with us!

  • Pittsburgh, PA, the birthplace of Artificial Intelligence. Founded at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, today the robust AI ecosystem includes public and private partners that support and drive innovation from almost all industry verticals. Pittsburgh is also home to the world’s first self-driving cars, and the growing focus on autonomous vehicles has six companies and counting deploying tech in real world environments.
  • Berlin – The breeding ground for AI innovation. The mature and diverse AI ecosystem in Berlin is built on outstanding AI research and driven by innovative start-ups. 40% of Germany’s AI start-ups are based in Berlin attracting AI talent from all over the world. 80% of AI companies have a B2B focus and industry-wise 36% operate in Business Intelligence/Process Management, 10% in healthcare, 9% in mobility & city intelligence. More at www.ki-berlin.de.


16.30 - 16:40 Welcoming Remarks

  • Orientation by Project Manager International Business, SIBB e.V.
  • Welcome words by John Fay, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Welcome words by David Moock, Authorized Investment Representative, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

16:40 – 17:05 AI Overview in Berlin and Pittsburgh

17:05 – 17:40 Expert Panel "Putting AI to Work"

17:40 – 18:00 Meet & Pitch AI Startups

18:00 – 18:15 Networking Session in Zoom breakout rooms with Berlin and Pittsburgh representatives and companies

18:15 – 18.20 Closing remarks

Event partners:

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Pennsylvania Economic Development, Bosch, Berlin Business Office USA, Innovation Works, KIEZ AI, #ki_Berlin

Project PointOut is co-financed with:

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Event partners and experts:

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology. A unique public-private partnership, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology collaborates with the Berlin State Senate and over 230 companies dedicated to promoting their city. Berlin Partner is responsible for marketing the German capital to the world.

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) mission is to encourage the shared prosperity of all Pennsylvanians. The PA Office of International Business Development offers customized services to help international companies looking to locate or expand in Pennsylvania. https://dced.pa.gov/business-assistance/international/investment/Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

Innovation Works helps software, hardware, and life sciences startups throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania get to their next stage of growth.

Berlin Business Office, USA supports, connects and presents Berlin's economy in the U.S. Likewise, it is Berlin’s first point in the U.S. Whether you plan to invest as a Berliner in the U.S. or aim to access Berlin's markets from there, BBO, USA helps you to connect. Its focus is set on supporting Berlin's Startups and SME's along with their economic clusters incl. Energy, Mobility, or ICT.

Bosch US - Operating across four business sectors – Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology – Bosch is uniquely positioned to offer customers a multitude of value-add, cross-sector solutions across a diversity of industry applications.

K.I.E.Z. AI is an initiative dedicated to facilitate entrepreneurs in AI with scientific expertise as well as access to capital, industry partners and hiring talent. From the first idea to the successful business, we provide science-based AI startups with everything they need to grow fast and sustainably.

SelectUSA is the U.S. government program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce that focuses on facilitating job-creating business investment into the United States and raising awareness of the critical role that economic development plays in the U.S. economy. SelectUSA works one-on-one with companies to demystify federal rules and regulations, provide data and other information, and link companies with partners and resources to help them succeed. SelectUSA hosts the annual Investment Summit, a global conference and networking event for companies that seek to expand their business in the United States. SelectUSA has local representations at embassies and consulates around the world, including at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.”


Pitching startups

Sermonis.AI is a conversational AI company revolutionizing the deployment of enterprise-grade intelligent virtual assistants.

Yoona.ai is a new worldwide leader of digitization in design processes. Yoona.ai provides automation that will reduce fixed costs and shorten product lead time without making shortcuts on sustainability with a scalable artificial intelligence-based B2B software solution.

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Veranstalter SIBB e.V.

Veranstalter von Berlin Meets Pittsburgh: Connecting two Outstanding AI Ecosystems

Die Digitalwirtschaft in Berlin-Brandenburg wird seit vielen Jahren durch den Branchenverband SIBB e.V. repräsentiert, vernetzt und in Politik und Gesellschaft vertreten.

  • Connecting for Success
  • Creating the best knowledge exchange environment 
  • Supporting international digital business models 
  • Being a scientific partner for progressive research projects
  • Intergating sustainabilty and an open-minded approach into our core model

Von diesen Motiven geleitet, sorgt der SIBB für einen aktiven Austausch weit über die Grenzen der Digitalwirtschaft hinaus. Im Zeitalter der umfassenden Digitalisierung von Wirtschaftsabläufen wendet sich der Verband mit seinen fachlichen Angeboten und den TOP-Experten der Mitglieder an verschiedenste Branchen, die die Digitalisierung in Ihren Unternehmen vorantreiben wollen. Der SIBB fördert mit seinem reichhaltigen Serviceangebot den Austausch, die Kooperation, den Wissenszuwachs und die Internationalisierung der gesamten Digitalwirtschaft in der Region.

Zum Angebot für die Unternehmen gehören 12 Fachforen, spezielle Weiterbildungsangebote (IQ@SIBB) und diverse Meetup-Events rund um Themen der Digitalbranche. Viele gemeinsam mit Partnern konzipierte Fachveranstaltungen bilden Vernetzungsplattformen für die ganz verschiedenen IT-Anwenderbranchen mit der Digitalwirtschaft. Die Initiierung gemeinsamer Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekte von Gruppen von SIBB-Mitgliedern ist ein weiterer Tätigkeitsschwerpunkt der beiden SIBB-Geschäftsstellen. SIBB-Kongresse und diverse SIBB-Gemeinschaftsstände auf Messen in der Region und im Ausland komplettieren das Leistungsspektrum des SIBB für seine Mitglieder. Zu den mehr als 250 Mitgliedsunternehmen gehören Digitalunternehmen mit verschiedensten Schwerpunkten:

  • internationale Tech-Companies
  • IT-Dienstleister
  • Telekommunikationsunternehmen
  • Start-Ups
  • E-Commerce-Firmen
  • diverse Hochschulen und Forschungseinrichtungen

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