Funding program of HM and SCE for future entrepreneurs


Target group

AI enthusiastic students, alumni, staff and professors of the Hm Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences as well as selected external start-up teams with a focus on AI.


Support and education program for AI start-ups from the Munich region


Possible at any time


Free of charge



AI+MUNICH is a deep-tech model project to promote AI startups in the Munich region and throughout Bavaria, supported and funded by the BMWK. In addition to the SCE, the project is driven by the two Munich universities HM and TUM with the associated startup center UnternehmerTUM and the ecosystem integrator MUC SUMMIT. The goal is to establish the Munich region as a national and international AI startup beacon. We place special emphasis on the positive social impact of the AI projects in order to positively anchor the future technology AI in society.

If you are an AI expert and would like to join a start-up or if you have a first business idea related to AI, please contact our SCE project managers.

Our constantly growing Munich AI community offers you the ideal ecosystem to exchange ideas and learn from each other with other potential founders, AI players already successful on the market, AI experts and our partner network. Workshops and networking events make it easy for you to dive into this network and benefit from it.

Current information about the project can be found here:

Program sequence

To get to know the intersection of AI and Entrepreneurship better, we offer various teaching modules and events (MOOC, Real Projects, Hackathons,...). These offer a unique insight into the context and the Munich ecosystem.

Start your AI project with us anytime and upload your application(s) for the AI+MUNICH Community here:

By joining the AI Community, you or your team will enjoy regular expert advice and access to exclusive events and workshops. Furthermore, you have the chance to apply for relevant funding. Details can be found here:


Can I apply as an individual interested in AI?

You can also contact us as an individual interested in AI and entrepreneurship. We even offer special formats to make it as easy as possible for you to find your team or project.

Can start-ups that have already been founded also become part of the AI+MUNICH community?

Yes, AI start-ups that have already been founded and are operating successfully on the market are also very welcome to apply for admission. Your startup advisor will be happy to clarify with you whether additional financial support is possible in these cases.

How do I receive funding?

The first step is to join the AI+MUNICH community. You will then discuss the possibilities of additional financial support with your start-up advisor.



Markus Wölflick New Venture Program

T: 089 1265 3279


Markus Wölflick has been part of the start-up support at SCE since November 2021. As a start-up consultant, he helps people interested in founding a company and start-ups from the initial idea to market maturity. His thematic focus is on start-up ideas related to artificial intelligence (AI). The aim is to use AI as a driving force for sustainable added value for society.

Before joining SCE, Markus worked for many years as a managing director in online companies such as the guidebook platform and the online book community As General Manager Books at, he was instrumental in building up the e-commerce giant in the first years after its market entry in Germany. He gained his own start-up experience during the successful founding of 

He holds a degree in business administration from Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences with a focus on marketing and accounting.