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AI & beyond 2019 – UK tech champions in Munich

February 20 @ 1:00 am - February 22 @ 12:55 am

Location: Munich Germany

The UK’s Department for International Trade invites UK companies (start ups and innovative companies) to apply for a place on a tech mission to Munich, Germany’s industrial and technological powerhouse.

This is your chance to meet up with Germany’s corporates and work side by side with them on their technical challenges.

Day 1 – 20 February 2019 – B2B Matchmaking, in collaboration with the Munich Network

Day 1 is all about matchmaking. A B2B matchmaking platform will allow you to prearrange meetings with innovation managers and digitalisation decision makers from large German companies. A jury of high calibre industry experts will assess your solution and, if your applicatoin is successful, will be keen to meet up with you in February.

An AI themed reception in the evening will give you the chance to network and get to know more contacts.


  • Artificial Intelligence: computer vision, machine learning / data analysis / chatbots
  • Blockchain
  • VR/AR
  • Autonomous systems / Sensor / LIDAR
  • IoT / mobile

Company horizontals

  • Marketing and customer management
  • Enterprise operational processes; e.g. HR, BPA, supply chain management
  • Cyber security


  • Manufacturing (mechanical engineering, plant construction, tool production a. o.)
  • Mobility and logistics; automotive, railroads, aviation
  • Healthcare
  • Financial and insurance industry

Day 2  – 21 February 2019- Accenture “ideation” workshop with German companies

Day 2 will be about inspiring and working alongside decision makers from German companies in workshops led by Accenture’s design thinking experts. Accenture recently opened the IIOT innovation centre in Munich showcasing solutions for the factory of tomorrow. This is your entry point to Accenture and its clients.

On that day Accenture will open its lab for UK companies and will demonstrate how it works and its ecosystem. This will be followed by idea generation workshops led by Accenture’s design thinking experts. For this, Accenture will invite a selected number of big industrial clients eager to get inspired by your ideas and knowledge. The workshops will allow you to work side by side with German industry and develop new ideas for their current technical challenges.

  • Digital Manufacturing; e.g. digital factory, smart factory
  • Digital Supply Chain
  • Digital Marketing, sales and after sales
  • Cyber Security for the Industrial Internet of things


You can apply for one or both events (if you fulfil both criteria). Please note: each event has a dedicated jury, acceptance to one event does not imply access to the second.

Participation is free, however companies are responsible for paying for flights, accommodation, insurance, transfers, food.

Application deadline for UK companies : 6 January 2019

For more information please contact:

Frank Ambos, Senior Trade Adviser, Technology


Jane Kirz, Trade Adviser, Technology