More than a platform – AI offerings for SMEs

Analyses, quick checks and expert feedback: Take advantage of our free AI offerings for your company.

In the AI Marketplace, research institutions and companies are working on a platform for AI solutions in product development. But there are already free services that small and medium-sized companies in particular can use to tap the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in this area.

Services of the AI Marketplace make SMEs ready for AI in product creationl

Potential Analyses

Get valuable expert feedback on the specific potential benefits of AI in your product creation.

Companies are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of AI. The decisive factors here are new analysis approaches, the increasing availability of data, and powerful hardware. For manufacturing companies, the use of artificial intelligence offers a wide range of opportunities, especially in product development, and can lead, for example, to an increase in development capacities or to a shortening of development cycles. However, small and medium-sized enterprises in particular are often unaware of these potentials and are therefore unable to exploit them.

This is where potential analysis comes in: In order to tap into these opportunities, the AI marketplace offers a tool that identifies and evaluates possible uses for artificial intelligence in a structured manner. First, individual challenges are recorded in order to then check which AI technologies can be used to find solutions. After a subsequent benefit assessment, companies receive concrete use cases for AI including tips for implementation in their company.

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Data Check-up

Optimize your data structures, data governance and data continuity with support from the AI Marketplace team.

Data obtained from complex process, plant or enterprise structures is often extremely heterogeneous. Processing and maintenance are time-consuming and cost-intensive. However, it is essential for the successful application of AI methods that data is prepared consistently. The quality of data management in companies and organizations is often described with the term corporate data governance.

With the help of the data check-up, companies can have their current corporate data governance assessed. The assessment categories range from processes that a company has established in the area of data governance to the current competence level of employees and the available technical resources in the area. As a result, companies immediately receive a classification of their maturity level as well as concrete tips and information on how they can improve their corporate data governance so that nothing stands in the way of the use of AI applications.

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The AI Readiness Check examines the digitisation stage.

AI Readiness Checks

Is your company ready for the introduction of artificial intelligence? Find out in short quick checks where your company stands in terms of digitization and how AI can help you move forward – online or on-site at your company.

The starting points for artificial intelligence applications vary from company to company. Nevertheless, there are general prerequisites for the industrial use of artificial intelligence. These range from technical prerequisites, such as the availability of structured data, to organizational prerequisites, such as an AI strategy, to aspects of corporate culture, such as the willingness of employees to change.

With the AI Readiness Check, the AI Marketplace offers a free tool that companies can use to determine their maturity level for the use of AI solutions. By taking part, they can find out whether they are ready for the use of artificial intelligence – especially in product development. In addition to determining the maturity level, the AI Readiness Check offers helpful tips on how to best prepare for the use of AI in product creation.

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Associated Partnership

Associated project partners benefit from direct access to the latest project results and up-to-date AI know-how.

Through an associated partnership, companies receive many benefits without making any major commitments themselves: first of all, they get direct access to the offers and research results from the AI Marketplace project. This keeps them up to date with current developments on the topic of AI in product creation. In addition, they get direct access to our events and publications and thus access to the innovation ecosystem that is being created around the AI Marketplace platform. Beyond that, however, further-reaching participation, for example in the form of a joint pilot project for AI in product creation, is also conceivable.

With these offerings, the AI Marketplace is making a contribution to making SMEs in Germany – and beyond – fit for the use of artificial intelligence in product creation. It is also a contribution to making “Artificial Intelligence (AI) made in Germany” a globally recognized seal of quality.

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News & Events


European Big Data Value Forum

The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the flagship of European Big Data and data-driven AI research and innovation. The AI Marketplace is there as a co-exhibitor.


CANCELLED: SPS – smart production solutions

CANCELLED: The SPS represents the complete spectrum of smart and digital automation, and so the AI Marketplace will also be represented with a presentation as part of the VDMA/ZVEI Forum.


Talking with… Dr. Alexander Schulz

The vision of the AI Marketplace is to significantly increase the quality and efficiency of product creation processes through the use of artificial intelligence. But […]

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Hinterland Hack brings new ideas for the AI Marketplace

Seven companies, over 60 participants, 48 hours of hacking and 5,000 euros for the winning team – that's the Hinterland Hack 2021 in a nutshell. Also there as a challenge owner – the AI Marketplace.


📅 AI Day – How AI redesigns Product Creation

Artificial intelligence (AI) in product creation holds great potential for economic growth and increased productivity. The AI Day hosted by it's OWL and prostep ivip will demonstrate concrete examples.


AI in product creation – what does current research say?

Where is artificial intelligence used in product creation and where is it suitable to work with data-centric methods? By analyzing 40 existing studies and 94 […]


📅 AI Marketplace meets UNITY

The virtual event “AI Marketplace meets UNITY” focuses on the potentials and challenges in the use of AI solutions from our customer environment. In addition to an impulse for building an AI strategy and good practices for the development of data-driven products, the success story “ServiceNavigator” will also be highlighted.


📅 Hinterland Hack 2021

Build your business model for a real industry challenge. Validate your business case in 48 hours. Partner with global players of German Mittelstand and get your startup on the grid. Apply now and make it happen!


📅 Inside it's OWL: AI Marketplace

Get to know the challenges, potentials and interim results of artificial intelligence and product creation and discuss fields of application and implementation possibilities in the real environment with experts from science and business.


📅 AI Marketplace meets IDSA

The upcoming virtual event “AI Marketplace Meets IDSA” is all about data spaces and will be co-hosted by the AI Marketplace and the International Data Spaces Association.

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FIWARE Whitepaper: AI Marketplace as a showcase for Digital Transformation

A white paper of our partner FIWARE Foundation focusses on the role played by artificial intelligence (AI) in shaping the future experience of Smart Cities. It also showcases projects such as the AI Marketplace and how they are introducing the relevant framework for the creation of data spaces.


AI Marketplace and AI Living Lab celebrate successful datathon premiere

“Turning data into gold” – that was the credo of the Industrial Datathon , jointly organized by the AI Marketplace and the AI Living Lab. Around 30 heads raced last week to solve real challenges from industry. The win – an implementation project in the AI Real Lab – came as a surprise to the winning team.