AI for Impact: Civil Society and Public Life - Open Innovation Programme

22 April - 29 May 2024

Join our platform to take part in our programme and support the common good.

How can we leverage the AI revolution in a responsible way to improve the lives of citizens? We teamed up with partners from tech, the public sector and civil society to tackle real challenges they face. Together we developed an open innovation programme and intense learning journey to get practical with AI !

This programme is for students, beginners and professionals, such as:

  • Data Scientists who want to work on projects which benefit the world
  • Software Engineers who want to learn about AI and ML
  • Creative Minds with ideas on how AI may be used for good

Learn new skills and solve real-world problems.

Introducing the Challenges

Identified by our challenge partners, these challenges represent significant obstacles for the public good. Choose one and begin innovating.

Improving access to Social Services in Berlin

Improving access to Social Services in Berlin

Partnered with Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Berlin

Bring improvements to service coverage, user traffic, and accessibility to transform Socialmap Berlin into the definitive hub for all Berliners in search of support. Here are the potential impacts:

  • 708,000 residents aged 65 or over living in Berlin.
  • 339,870 severely disabled individuals can benefit.
  • 1.51 million people with a migration background.

See the projects you can Join

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELDS FOR POLITICAL PROCESSES

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELDS FOR POLITICAL PROCESSES

Partnered with AI4Democracy

Strengthen democracy by leveraging AI to assist candidates in creating a more transparent, inclusive, and equitable political landscape. Here are the potential impacts:

  • 20-25% of candidates using AI solutions in their campaigns.
  • 84% of new comers candidates to launch their campaign.
  • 1 in every 6 candidates is under 30 years old in Germany.

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EMPOWERING STAFF FOR ENHANCED CITIZEN SERVICES

INTRANET INNOVATION: EMPOWERING STAFF FOR ENHANCED CITIZEN SERVICES

Partnered with City of Moers

Improve municipal intranet search experience ot be translated into value-adding action. Here are the potential impacts:

  • 780 municipal workers.
  • 106.241 citizens in the city of Moers.
  • More than 800 sections published in the city intranet.

See the Projects you can Join

Empowering Logistics Teams: Enhancing Satisfaction and Performance

EMPOWERING LOGISTICS TEAMS: ENHANCING SATISFACTION AND PERFORMANCE

Partnered with Berlin Recycling

Revolutionizing logistics operations, the challenge is centered on enhancing employee satisfaction, health, and performance:

  • Up to 400 Logistical tours every day per team.
  • 6.000 People working at BSR
  • 58.000 Logistical companies in Germany

See the Projects you can Join

Why join?

  • Build your AI, data science, and machine learning portfolio
  • Work on real world challenges for the common good from AI4Democracy, BerlinRecycling, City of Moers, and Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Berlin
  • Get the chance to receive one of 30 free tickets to Europe’s largest digital society festival, re:publica
  • Get free Azure credits for AI in the cloud
  • Expert coaching from Capgemini and Microsoft in a 4 weeks learning programme
  • Top solutions will be introduced to the Phineo Startups accelerator programme for impact startups worth 50.000€ per team!
AI Campus

To take part in the open innovation programme, join our platform below:


If you already have an idea to tackle one of the challenges and want to lead a team of volunteers as a project owner (Deadline 14. April).

If you want to support as a volunteer to see the project opportunities and get matched.

Anna Greil

Thanks to N3XTCODER, my startup thrived in the Berlin Recycling 2023 Acceleration Programme, where we not only enhanced our team with a talented Product Designer and Senior Product Manager through their network but also underwent a transformative journey. The mentorship and coaching from N3XTCODER were instrumental in our leadership and team development, steering us from an over-engineered product to creating something genuinely valuable that resulted in our first revenues. This significant change and reaching our first traction might not have been possible without their support.

Anna Greil

Founder uptraded

Thomas Metcalfe

I found a really motivated and skilled team (Polar Bearings), had a great time, expanded my professional network and in the end, we won the 2nd prize Europe-wide!

Thomas Metcalfe

Chief Data Scientist at Twain

AI generates new intelligence, which will unlock exciting opportunities for everyone and every organization to achieve more. When approached with responsibility and at the same time with spirit of curiosity to imagine and believe in the power of untapped possibilities, greatness will emerge.

Daniela Todorova

Director, Learning and Skilling Programs, Microsoft Germany

Alexander Britz

Collaborative effort involving AI, innovation, and technology will drive positive change for civil society.

Alexander Britz

Public sector Lead

Agenda

Applications: Project Submission & Volunteer Matching

Sign up as a project owner or volunteer, get matched and introduced to your team, and start your impact AI learning journey with us! You will be able to join as a volunteer through our matching platform and select the projects you are more interested in.

Programme Development: The AI learning journey with expert and mentor support.

This 4-weeks-phase is dedicated to evolving your project ideas into tangible actions. Engage in agile project sprints and learning weekly webinars, supported by experts and mentors, from Microsoft, Capgemini Germany and our impact ecosystem. This is your opportunity to advance your proof-of-concept towards the spotlight of our final showcase at the re:publica (#rp24) event in Berlin on the 29th of May, with your prototype solution to one of the challenges. 

We expect a weekly commitment of around 4-6 hours weekly including webinars, AI practice, mentoring, and team alignment. We encourage you to invest more time in addition to learning faster and developing real value.

At the conclusion of this phase, you will present your proof-of-concept to a jury. The most promising submission will be invited to present their innovation at #rp24.

Showcase event at re:publica 2024

The highlight of our programme will be the innovation showcase re:publica 2024 in Berlin. Selected projects will present their proof-of-concept in front of an international audience, with an option to join with key partners to realise their solution.

Experts and Mentors

Meet your dedicated mentors, experienced professionals from leading companies and organizations, ready to guide you through your AI learning journey with personalized advice and insights.

Daniela Todorova
expert
Area Learning Lead – Microsoft Germany
Alexander Britz
expert
Public Sector Lead – Microsoft Germany
Anika Haussner
expert
Innovation and Volunteer Engagement – Parität Berlin
Simon Stegemann
expert
CEO – N3XTCODER
Jonathan Moore
expert
CTO – N3XTCODER
Frank Jacobsen
Frank Jacobsen
expert
Head of Market Unit Public Sector – Capgemini Germany
Jörg Reschke
Jörg Reschke
expert
Senior Business Analyst & NGO – Capgemini Germany
Tanja Schmidt
Tanja Schmidt
expert
People Unit Manager – Capgemini Germany
Paul Wieder
Paul Wieder
mentor
Lead Business Analyst – Capgemini Germany
Coral Ruz
Coral Ruz
expert
Senior Project Manager – N3XTCODER
Chang Han
expert
Senior Designer – N3XTCODER
Jennifer Meyer
expert
Senior Developer – N3XTCODER
Daniel Spaude
expert
Senior Developer – N3XTCODER
Eldar Sultanow
Eldar Sultanow
jury
CTO for Insights & Data – Capgemini Germany
Andreas Rederer
Andreas Rederer
expert
Technical Specialist Data & AI - Microsoft
Roland Bernhardt
Roland Bernhardt
expert
Azure Senior Specialist Data & AI - Microsoft
Duygu Ider
Duygu Ider
expert
AI Technical Specialist - Microsoft
Viktoria Saphira da Luz
Viktoria Saphira da Luz
expert
Strategic Development of Logistics - BSR
Christian Polle
Christian Polle
expert
BI Application Manager - BSR
Rahul Shah
Rahul Shah
mentor
Innovation Leader - Capgemini
Dennis Binna
Dennis Binna
mentor
Business Analyst - Capgemini
Stefan Göllner
Stefan Göllner
jury
Innovation Manager - AI Campus
Somaya Jain
Somaya Jain
mentor
Analyst - Capgemini
Sivaraj Sethunamasivayam
Sivaraj Sethunamasivayam
mentor
Senior Director and Public Welfare Expert - Capgemini
Prajakta Hadkar
Prajakta Hadkar
mentor
Senior Manager - Capgemini
Arjav Tongia
Arjav Tongia
mentor
Analyst - Capgemini
Arpan Gupta
Arpan Gupta
mentor
Analyst - Capgemini
Abhimanyu Kadam
Abhimanyu Kadam
mentor
Senior Consultant - Capgemini
Jaiswini Wasudeo Besurwar
Jaiswini Wasudeo Besurwar
mentor
Consultant - Capgemini
Shivakumar Bisleri Kuberappa
Shivakumar Bisleri Kuberappa
mentor
ETL Architect - Capgemini
Astha Gupta
Astha Gupta
mentor
Senior Analyst (Software Engineer) - Capgemini
Pooja Mehta
Pooja Mehta
mentor
Senior Analyst (Software Engineer) - Capgemini
Sophia Cullen
Sophia Cullen
expert
Partner Solution Architect - Microsoft
Anjana Dwivedi
Anjana Dwivedi
mentor
Senior Consultant (Big Data Test Lead) - Capgemini
Kaustubh Bhave
Kaustubh Bhave
mentor
Innovation Program Manager - Capgemini
Martin Mierke
Martin Mierke
expert
Managing Business/Enterprise Architect - Capgemini
Clara West
Clara West
expert
Managing Business Analyst - Capgemini
Sargon Kokis
Sargon Korkis
expert
Vice President Experience Services - Capgemini
Tamara Flores Cáceres
Tamara Flores Cáceres
expert
Partner Cloud Solution Architect - Microsoft

Partners and Sponsors

We're proud to collaborate with a network of influential and dedicated partners. Our esteemed partners include Microsoft, Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Berlin, AI4Democracy , Stifterverband, Paritätischer Dienst, Phineo, re:publica, BR, the City of Moers, Spielfeld, N3XTCODER, Capgemini, Science & Startups, and KI Campus. Together, we're committed to making a meaningful impact, focusing on projects that address the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Our collaboration spans government organizations, NGOs, NPOs, and other entities united in our goal to create sustainable, positive change.

AI Campus

To take part in the open innovation programme, join our platform below:

If you already have an idea to tackle one of the challenges and want to lead a team of volunteers as a project owner (Deadline 14. April)

If you want to support as a volunteer to see the project opportunities and get matched.

Frequently Asked Questions

Disclaimer
This event is open to the general public and is accessible at no cost. Before registering for this event, we kindly ask government employees to coordinate with their employers to ensure that their participation is permitted and complies with applicable guidelines and laws.