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We are TUM.ai
As a leading student initiative focused on AI in the DACH region, we bring together a diverse group of over 100 active members, each with their own technical skills and cultural backgrounds. Our community consists of passionate AI enthusiasts who are determined to make an impact on the AI landscape worldwide. The journey towards shaping the future of AI is open to everyone – including you!
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
First-panel discussion in collaboration with Lab42Workshops with Bleenco and Applied AIIndustry Phase 4.0 with partners like Infineon, UniCredit, and others (apply now!)Mentoring program kick-offNew R&D Department launchFun community events like bowling, game-night, partiesStartup and Entrepreneur workshops
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, Ambition and Leadership
Setting objectives and moving forward Setting objectives and moving forward are vital for us in everything we do. We continuously aim to improve and raise the bar each time. We feel responsible and accountable for delivering an outcome, even when others are involved and have different roles to fulfill. We proactively establish cross-initiative connections with 180DC, Academy Consulting, CDTM, TUM Blockchain Club, and others. Our significant partner connections consist of various organizations, including TUM, UnernehmerTUM, AppliedAI, ETH Zürich, and other entities from Germany, Europe, and overseas.
Diversity and Inclusiveness
Our club consists of students from 20+ majors and 35+ nationalities coming 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. Pursuing new academical experiences, we also explore different locations like Italy, Zurich, Berlin, etc.
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. In that manner, we have Get-Active days where everyone shows their accomplishments and plans and calls to action, as well as Member Assemblies to vote for our representatives, etc.
How our community works
The member journey at TUM.ai spans across semesters, with each semester lasting 6 whole months. When you join the TUM.ai community, here’s what you can expect:
1. Initial Onboarding: Dive right into a two-week onboarding project where you’ll get acquainted with your teammates, familiarize yourself with the internal TUM.ai frameworks, hone your ideation skills, and discover various opportunities TUM.ai offers.
2. Engagement: Over the span of a semester, immerse yourself in your chosen department. This period is not just about departmental tasks but also about community engagement. You’ll be able to pursue new and inter-departmental projects, develop new skills, participate in various learning opportunities, and even join trips and other special events.
3. Growth Opportunities: After completing a semester, you aren’t limited to your initial department. You can switch to a new department, step up as a team lead, or explore other avenues for personal and professional growth within TUM.ai.
4. Alumni Program: Once you’ve been with us for two semesters, you’re eligible to join the TUM.ai Alumni Program, marking an important milestone in your journey and opening up further opportunities for collaboration and networking.
The success of TUM.ai lies at the heart of the department’s work. It’s where we encourage you to put your skills to the test and develop new ones. Here, you’ll work on everything from communication and tech skills to teamwork and time management. But remember, while you start in one department, TUM.ai is all about the bigger picture. So, working with other departments and collaborating on broader initiatives is a big (and the best) part of the experience.
In just 2.5 years, TUM.ai has experienced exponential growth, primarily fuelled by our dedicated members’ brilliant ideas and ventures. We envision TUM.ai as a playground for your innovative ideas. Whether connecting with high schools and giving AI lessons there, organizing hackathons and summits, trips, participating in RnD projects, or collaborating with other initiatives, TUM.ai is all about turning your visions into reality. Your dedication and drive are what make TUM.ai truly special.
There’s so much happening at TUM.ai that sometimes it’s hard to keep up! Our aim is to help you grow, both personally and in your knowledge. Here’s just a glimpse of what we offer: ML Discussion Groups: Deep-tech sessions around Machine Learning, where we focus on specific papers, discuss implementations, mathematical background, and much more! Marketing and Design Groups: Enhance your UI/UX skills and apply them practically in TUM.ai projects. Industry Projects: Experience real-world scenarios with our project partners as a working student. AI Entrepreneurship Lab: Got a startup idea? We can help you get it off the ground. AI Academy: Contribute to our AI Academy or partake in its offerings. Exclusive Workshops: From soft skills development to visits to industry giants like Google, BMW, and BCG, we offer a diverse range of workshops tailored to your interests. Chat with your team leads if you ever feel like something’s missing. Together with the TUM.ai family, you can make it happen.
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
🙌 Pro-activeness instead of reactiveness
💬 Clear communication
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.
Internal IT Ecosystem
Marketing & Design
Corporate Identity, Social Media, Design, Merch, and Marketing
Legal and Finance
Legal and Financial Backbone of TUM.ai
Community Strategy & Development
Community Development, Internal Consulting, Recruitment, and Alumni
Partners and Sponsors
Relationship Management and Funding Acquisition
Makeathon & Summit
TUM.ai Signature Events
AI Entrepreneurship Lab
Educational Offerings. Internal and External
Research & Development
Internal and Collaborative RnD