We accelerate Data, Analytics & AI through an ecosystem that connects academia and practice.

Our DNA

We believe that by thinking differently, we can achieve more.

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We are bilingual – we speak business and data!

The best data nerds are of little use if nobody in the team has any clue how the world in production, sales, logistics, engineering or procurement really looks like. Perfectly balanced, our squad is 50% data wizards, 50% industry specialists.

expertise

One-size does NOT fit them all!

Where others fit clients into premade templates, we craft individual advise and solutions. Our work goes beyond mere corporate logo changes. We offer custom-tailored solutions, ensuring our guidance is as individual as your business.

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KPI driven Action Plan > Strategy Statements.

The WHY is important but the WHAT and HOW propel progress. Beyond glossy strategy documents, we prioritize actionable tasks driving measurable outcomes. We’re in the business of hitting KPIs – not just make people feel comfortable.

people

AI is about people not processes.

70% of Data, Analytics & AI projects fail for non-tech reasons. Why? AI affects people, so we focus on the human element. Change cannot be imposed, but arises from enthusiasm at all levels. This is why we champion a people-centric approach.

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Tailored Advisor

Custom solutions, not templates, define our client-specific advisory approach.

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Bilingual Expertise

Equally fluent in data and industry dialects, we bridge analysis with application.
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KPI-Focused Impact

Transcending strategy, we commit to actionable KPI-driven tasks for clear results.
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People Centric

Drive change across the whole organization

Our Offer

The Partnership program supports you on your journey to becoming a data-driven company.

Student talents

We offer hackathons and data challenges, and we provide collaborations for final theses. We also offer keynote speeches at our lectures.

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Best practice sharing​

We ensure continuous learning and best-practice transfer for our  partners through workshops, webinars and startup matchmaking.

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Customized sprint projects

Depending on your current needs, we conduct an individualized
sprint project with you. It can be tailored to your current Data & AI maturity.

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Inspiration through research & practice

We advance industry transfer by advancing the exchange between research, and practice by 
conducting hands-on research problems, 
state-of-the-art AI tools and a knowledge platform
with a use case library.

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Student talents

We bring companies together with students by tackling data challenges in a hackathon style, provide collaborations for final thesis or offering key note speeches at our lecture for student recruiting

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Best practice sharing​

We ensure continuous learning and best-practice transfer for our KI-Lab partners through workshops, webinars and startup matchmaking.

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A customized sprint project

Depending on your current needs, you conduct an individualized
sprint project. It can be tailored to your current Data & AI maturity.

Read more

Inspiration through research & practice

We advance industry transfer by advancing the 
exchange between research, and practice by 
conducting hands-on research problems, 
state-of-the-art AI tools and a knowledge platform
with a use case library.

Read more

Our Partners

One Team. Multiple Strenghts.

Our Co-Initiators

Our roots have a strong foundation at the intersection of research and practice.

Selected Statements

“The KI-Lab is an important pillar of our university collaborations and an experience lab for for industry use cases. Project experience from consulting combined with access to university talent enables us to take practically oriented development steps.”
Dr. Voctoria Ossadnik
COO E.ON
“The AI training gave our company a good insight into the processes and benefits. It gave us the oppurtinity to approach the hype topic of arificial intelligence with a sound basis and a clear view of the economic benefits. “
Nils Maasen
Innovation & Technology INDUS Holding AG
“At recent MAN event, we were able to spark enthusiasm for data science among our managers through the business game. Instead of giving a dry technical presentation, we won them over with an entertaining, interactive and insightful experience.”
Dr. Sebastian Bohr
Digital Production Lab MAN Truck & Bus
“For me TCW stands for strategic foresight and detailed operational solutions using the latest technologies, suh as AI-supported tools. All accompanied by high level of customer orientation and implementation expertise. “
Stefan Klebert

CEO GEA Group
“The KI-Lab is an important pillar of our university collaborations and an experience lab for for industry use cases. Project experience from consulting combined with access to university talent enables us to take practically oriented development steps.”
Dr. Voctoria Ossadnik
COO E.ON
“The AI training gave our company a good insight into the processes and benefits. It gave us the oppurtinity to approach the hype topic of arificial intelligence with a sound basis and a clear view of the economic benefits. “
Nils Maasen
Innovation & Technology INDUS Holding AG
“At recent MAN event, we were able to spark enthusiasm for data science among our managers through the business game. Instead of giving a dry technical presentation, we won them over with an entertaining, interactive and insightful experience.”
Dr. Sebastian Bohr
Digital Production Lab MAN Truck & Bus
“For me TCW stands for strategic foresight and detailed operational solutions using the latest technologies, suh as AI-supported tools. All accompanied by high level of customer orientation and implementation expertise. “
Stefan Klebert

CEO GEA Group

KI-Lab in numbers​

Our advantage lies in a broad range of enablers, expertise and experience.

25

Partner companies

450+

Students

10+

Data Challenges

20+

Workshops

20+

Sprint projects

150+

Use Cases

About Us

We combine solutions that work in practice with the latest findings from research and support companies in accelerating and embedding data, analytics and AI. We are your partner for the digital transformation of data and AI.

Dr. Sebastian Eckert
Head of Practice

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Horst Wildemann
Head of Research Center

Become a member of the TUM KI-Lab!​

Benefit from the diverse possibilities of the Ki-Lab and become a member of a strong partner ecosystem!

Contact

+49 89 28924000

Frequently Asked Questions

The KI-Lab network of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the management consultancy TCW opens up the potential of learning from data to companies. Data science and AI projects are accelerated in a structured way by linking research and industry best practices. With experience from

33 case studies

and numerous research and industry projects, the KI-Lab provides its members with targeted support from the identification of use cases through to operational implementation. The initiative offers an ideal platform for the exchange of best practice solutions, acts as a catalyst for cooperation between the partners, consulting and research and bundles the existing knowledge from applications and organizational efforts of the partners.

The KI-Lab ecosystem supports the proactive use of data science and AI through the symbiosis of industry, consulting experience and university research. The now

25 industry partners

contribute best practices from organizational development, strategy and organizational anchoring. They also share lessons learned from the implementation of specific use cases. The knowledge of the partner companies is expanded by current research results from various chairs at the Technical University of Munich and access to students. The platform is complemented by TCW’s in-depth operational and strategic experience from successful consulting projects and the innovative impulses of various start-ups.