Foto: Michael Nagy, LHM

Foto: Michael Nagy, LHM

AI-Start-up "Puppet" wins the Munich Innovation Award 2023

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The Munich Innovation Award 2023 goes to the AI-Start-up Puppet, which is currently supported by the Accelerator Program at SCE. Second Mayor Katrin Habenschaden presented the award to the winning teams on July 19, 2023. They will also get the chance to further develop and test their solution approaches in an upcoming co-creation phase together with the city administration in real urban contexts. In addition to prize money of 10,000 euros, a budget of up to 15,000 euros is available for the implementation phase.

The founders of Puppet, Florian Killius, Leander van den Eijnden and David Terterian, want to simplify access to specialised and archived knowledge. Puppet, initially conceived as a tool for the simple creation of digital or AR content, has now evolved into a provider of an improved language model service. The service helps organisations and individuals to reduce repetitive tasks and increase access to expert knowledge. It achieves this by combining advanced language modelling with comprehensive knowledge databases.

Kristina Frank, local government officer, comments:

"With GeodatenService München, the municipal department has an absolute spearhead of innovation in its ranks. It is therefore only logical that we take the next step with our GeoPortal Munich in conjunction with the use of artificial intelligence. Together with the award winner and the IT department, we want to learn what added value AI can bring to the people of Munich. Our colleagues at GeodatenService are already working with AI approaches. With this challenge, we want to expand our offerings."

IT-Officer Dr. Laura Dornheim explains:

"Our goal is to shape digitalization in such a way that it improves the lives of all Munich citizens. This also means that it helps to provide technical innovations and information that are important for the city's society in a way that is barrier-free and compliant with data protection laws. Team Puppet has succeeded in this in its proposed solution. Now I'm excited to see how it evolves in the co-creation phase with the city government."

For more information on Puppet, click here.

And here is more details on the other winners of the Munich Innovation Award 2023.