We connect young innovators with relevant stakeholders to facilitate the application of AI across domains to drive positive social impact through interdisciplinary projects.
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We are TUM.ai
As Germany’s leading AI student initiative, we have over 100 active members with diverse technical and cultural backgrounds. We are ambitious AI enthusiasts who aim to be part of shaping the worlds’s AI ecosystem and YOU can be part of this journey.
Mission and Vision
Our long-term vision and mission are the key components that drive us forward without losing our direction.
Vision | Include everyone in shaping a future with AI.
Mission | TUM.ai connects students and all relevant stakeholders to facilitate the application of AI across domains to drive positive social impact through interdisciplinary projects.
Official accreditation as a student initiative at TUM
Development of a first concept for the initiative at the BusinessPlan-Seminar at Unternehmertum
First application phase
Official accreditation as a student initiative at TUMDevelopment of a first concept for the initiative at the BusinessPlan-Seminar at UnternehmertumFirst application phase
TUM.ai is officially a non-profit organizationFirst TUM.ai MakeathonFirst Industry PhaseFirst Venture Night in collab. with TUMVentureLabsJoint organizer of YCombinator EventParticipation in ETH AI Center SummitWorkshop with Cherry Ventures, BCG Gamma
First in-person onboarding@MicrosoftSecond Makeathon and Industry PhasePanelist of QSummitParticipation in TechConference, BMVD Conference and TUM Global WeekWorkshops with SpeedInvest and AlephAlphaExcursion to Infineon, amazing Startups in BerlinFirst AI Bootcamp in collab. with KNUST
Sharing the same values across all members is vital for an organization to succeed, and this is the secret to how we have grown extremely fast since 2019. No matter what we do we uphold the following values.
Action and Ambition
Setting objectives and moving forward are vital for us in everything we do. We continuously aim to improve and set the bar a little higher each time. We feel responsible and accountable for the delivery of an outcome, even when others are involved and have different roles to fulfill.
Diversity and Inclusiveness
Our initiative consists of students from 20+ various majors who come from different parts of the world. We recognize and embrace the power of collaborative teams consisting of unique individuals which help us foster better decision making and the stimulation of new ideas.
Learn and Grow
We continuously strive to learn more and stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies surrounding AI. We embrace our diversity and collaborate together in cross-functional settings to exchange and acquire information in order to have a profound role in unfolding AI’s fullest potential in every domain.
Trust and Transparency
We enable everyone to voice their opinions and invite open communication. We aim to support one another and work in harmony together as a whole to reach our goals. As a community, we respect and trust one another, knowing we can rely on each other's honesty. Offer students practical experience through projects with peers from the group.
How our community works
Check out the details of the journey of an Advocate or a Maker here.
The member journey at TUM.ai is organized in semesters and one semester is 6 full months. As an active member at TUM.ai, you can choose to have the Advocate journey or the Maker journey at the beginning of the semester. Both journeys consist of 3 major pillars that will be part of your time at TUM.ai: Department work, Project work and Education offerings.
Department work is vital to keep TUM.ai running on a daily basis and bring the initiative to new heights. It is mandatory for Advocates and Makers to contribute to their departments.
Projects help create a vibrant community in TUM.ai. You can either create your own project or support existing projects. Project work is mandatory for Advocates but optional for Makers.
AI education is mainly offered through participation in the AI academy, a series of lectures and workshops offering AI knowledge that spans over the semester. This pillar is mandatory for Advocates but optional for Makers.
Naemi, Anthropology & Philosophy
During my time at TUM.ai, I have mainly focused on the culture project, which aims to establish a culture for the initiative in close communication with a number of members. For all of you out there that are not from the techy area, you too have a place in this student initiative, and that your skills will be appreciated and put to good use here.
Angela, Engineering and Management
At TUM.ai, I work closely with designers to develop content, maintain TUM.ai’s social media channels, and deliver AI Newsflash. Before joining TUM.ai, I participated in the Makeathon, where I worked in a team to develop an AI solution. Joining TUM.ai gave me the chance to connect with other AI enthusiasts and hone my intercultural skills.
Is TUM.ai the right choice for me?
There is no secret to TUM.ai’s fast-paced growth. Every semester we have recruited amazing members that drive the initiative forward. If you can identify with the following qualities, you are the one that we are looking for!
🔥 Passion for AI
🕰 Ready to invest a time of at least 6h per week for the initiative
💪🏽 Committed and motivated to push our initiative forward.
⚡️ To be available and react on topics within a short timeframe
👥 You should be able to attend mandatory in-person meetings and events
Choosing your department
TUM.ai is structured into departments.There are 2 types of departments: mission-based and functional departments. Mission-based departments focus their work on delivering their mission every semester. Functional departments provide resources for them and manage the daily operation of TUM.ai. Below you will find some information that helps you in choosing the department you would like to join.
💾 Software DEV
👩⚖️ Legal and Finance
Legal and Finance
💬 Partners and Sponsors
Partners and Sponsors
TUM.ai Signature Event