How Transatlantic Research at ICSI – UC Berkeley sparks German Start-Ups


October of 2021

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Can Transatlantic Research In Berkley Spark German Start-Ups?

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Time & Date

October 5, 2021
10:00 a.m. PDT / 7:00 p.m. CEST (60min) Followed by a Transatlantic Networking Session (30 min)

Event Description

Collaborations across transatlantic borders can bridge the gap and highlight overlap between two career avenues that have been noted in their unique differences: research centers and industry start-ups. Using the International Computer Science Institute located in the San Francisco Bay Area with its German funded DAAD program as a central case study, panelists will share their research and expertise about network security, deep learning, advanced smart factories, and industrial AI that is key to the next decade of the fourth industrial revolution. The focus will be on advancing R&D beyond borders, and the subsequent innovation found through transatlantic research collaboration. The panelists will highlight how their research has launched successful start-ups branched into various industries and beyond.

Target Audience: This event is directed towards start-ups, investors, research centers, universities, and incubators.


Olaf J Groth, PhD

CEO of; Author of Solomon’s Code; Professor at Hult IBS and UC Berkeley


Dr. Lea Shanley, Ph.D.

Executive Director and CEO at International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA

Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster

Professor of Computer Science; CEA of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Prof. Dr. Damian Borth

Founding Co-Director of Sociovestix Labs; Professor of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning at the Institute for Computer Science at the University of St. Gallen

Vern Paxson

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder at Corelight Inc; Vice-President of ICSI


We would like to thank our sponsor Taylor Wessing and the German Consulate General, San Francisco.

Transatlantic AI eXchange Partners

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
Startup Network Europe
German Entrepreneurship
Alexander Thamm GmbH

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