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Academy, oCT 24, nOV 18-22, jAN 9 2020

Applied AI Academy 2019

Artificial Intelligence is driving digital transformation, growth and opportunity in nearly every sector. Are you ready for the AI revolution that is happening all around us? Join the Applied AI Academy to gain insights, aspirations and foresights into the current and future business implications of AI.

The massive developments in processing power, algorithms, and the abundance of available data, are making Artificial Intelligence (AI) an absolute game-changer for companies, researchers and society as a whole. By participating in the Applied AI Academy you will gain the necessary knowledge and tools to work strategically with AI in your organization and build a strong knowledge based AI network across industries and sectors.


Innovation Centre Denmark, Silicon Valley and the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV) offer a unique opportunity to explore and experience the business implications of AI through a Silicon Valley lense, and to share your experiences and learnings in a strong group of participants from across the Danish industry. The academy is focusing on the commercial, scientific and organisational challenges and opportunities that emerge with the increasing integration of AI in today's world.


The academy is for decision-makers and senior leaders who work within the fields of business development, strategy, innovation, digital transformation and beyond. It is intended for you who want to take part in shaping your organization´s future.

why go?

  • To understand the business implications of AI and the opportunities and common challenges within your own field and organization
  • To learn to identify, scope and design solutions based on AI on a strategic level – based on your own case/challenge
  • To become a part of a strong knowledge based AI network across industries and sectors – in Denmark and Silicon Valley
  • To meet and learn from AI practitioners from corporations, startups, universities, VC’s, innovation labs and more
  • To gain the tools and competencies to work more strategically with AI in your organization 

The Applied AI Academy 2019 will focus heavily on data – quality, integration, handling and security etc. – which make it possible to apply AI in your organization. We will also explore the ethical challenges around AI and the human factor which inevitably goes hand-in-hand with the technology.

what are last years participants saying?

Read testimonials, watch videos and explore the satisfaction scores from last years participants here (in Danish).

"As an executive in today's rapidly changing world, you need to understand not only the drivers of change but also how to navigate and act in your own organization. That is the core of what we want to achieve with this initiative; To help executives on their individual AI journeys empowering them to navigate and act on a strategic level"
Helene M. O. Kristiansen, Senior Commercial Advisor, Applied AI Innovation Centre Denmark, Silicon Valley


MODULE 1: Kick-off workshop in Copenhagen // Oct 24 2019

A full day workshop with introduction to AI, shared definition and framework, and networking. You will be working with - and pitching - your own case/challenge as well as exploring strategic opportunities with AI. The output from the workshop will be your own AI Canvas detailing your AI challenge, exploring strategic opportunities, and inspiring critical questions and themes to explore in Silicon Valley.

MODULE 2: Deep Dive in Silicon Valley // Nov 18-22 2019

Throughout the five day deep dive in Silicon Valley we will be exploring the opportunities and challenges with Applied AI. You will meet AI practitioners from various companies, venture capitalists investing heavily in Applied AI, experts and researchers from some of the world renowned innovation- and research institutions, startups working with the newest most innovative technologies and many more. You will be working actively with your own case throughout the week.

MODULE 3: Synthesis workshop in Copenhagen // Jan 9 2020

At the full day workshop, we will synthesize learnings and experiences from Silicon Valley into actionable insights. The output of the day will be your own individual 2020 AI Action Plan, where your ambitions are translated into tangible actions. You will pitch your AI Action Plan in front of the group and receive feedback on your ideas and potential network that could help you on your AI journey.

The detailed content of the tree modules will be tailored to meet your wants and needs.

Practical Information

When & Where:

  • MODULE 1: October 24 2019: One day kick-off workshop in Copenhagen
  • MODULE 2: November 18-22 2019: Five day deep dive in Silicon Valley
  • MODULE 3: January 9 2020: One day synthesis workshop in Copenhagen

How much:

  • DKK 30.000 pr. person for members of ATV
  • DKK 35.000 pr. person for non-members of ATV

The investment does not include cost of travel, meals and accommodation.  

Sign up:

Secure your spot in the academy today! (15 min. questionnaire)

Your inputs will be use to customize the program and to set the optimal interdisciplinary team. Applicants will be informed of enrollment on an ongoing basis.

Want to know more?

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you want to learn more about the Applied AI Academy.