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Technology Circle 15

Smart partnerships: The key to SME prosperity in the age of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence as a catalyst for innovation

Small and medium companies need to innovate to stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

There is no magic button for instant innovation. However, through our longtime experience with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the trinational region of Baden-Württemberg (Germany), Basel Area (Switzerland) and Grand Est (France), and our dedicated innovation programs like AI4SME, we gained useful insights that we want to share with you.




  • Sébastien Meunier, Director Industrial Transformation, Basel Area Business & Innovation
  • Albert Hilber, Manager Upper Rhine 4.0, Basel Area Business & Innovation


Demystify the black box AI


Examples from SMEs:

  • Improving the energy efficiency of the industrial landscape, Lukas Frey, Sales, Ketag AG
  • AI for barkbeetle detection on satellite images, Jochen Sautter, Managing Partner, Learning Machines
  • Resource optimization with AI: How SMEs navigate the growing need for efficiency, Vladimir Vilde, CEO & funder, DX Analytics
  • Leveraging AI for Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems, Simone Fratini,Principal Research Engineer Solenix Engineering GmbH


Data for SME performance, supported by the expertise of public and private research in AI and Cyber


AI - from hype to productive use: how ecosystems support SMEs


Reskilling the workforce: Navigating the human-AI collaboration in SMEs


Dive into the different projects

Breakout sessions with project leads


Wrap up and next steps




EDIH-AICSHaute École ARC Ingénierie Liebherr-France SAS Küffer Elektrotechnik AGDX AnalyticsLearning Machines GmbH

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