June 21, 2024
INiTS, Vienna
Europe/Vienna timezone

Start date:  21 June 2024, 10:00 (CEST)     Entry level:  Basic
End date:  21 June 2024, 18:00 (CEST)     Subject area:  Artificial Intelligence
Location:  INiTS, Vienna   Topics:  AI for Business
Language:  English     Target audience:  CEOs & CTOs of Startups & SMEs
Price:  Free (for eligible participants)   Organizer:  INiTS & VSC & EuroCC Austria


In today's fast-paced digital landscape, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a pivotal force driving innovation and transformation across industries. This workshop is designed to guide organizations, particularly Startups and SMEs, through the lifecycle of AI development, from its inception to achieving excellence.

Key Topics

  • Understanding the AI Landscape: Delve into the pillars of AI offerings, including Infrastructure, Products, Consulting, Training, and Research, to gain insights into building a robust AI foundation.
  • ML and AI Introduction: Explore the fundamentals of machine learning (ML) and AI, covering essential topics such as ML build and deployment lifecycle, data processing, major model types, transformation pipelines, and testing methodologies.
  • ML Infrastructure and Operations: Gain insights into ML infrastructure components, including data, model, and test infrastructure, alongside considerations for post-deployment experimentation. Explore the decision-making process of building vs buying ML infrastructure.
  • LLM and Gen AI Introduction: Dive into the realm of Large Language Models (LLMs) and General AI (Gen AI), examining their capabilities, opportunities, and challenges. Explore open-source vs closed-source considerations and trends in LLM specialization for company-specific data.
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations: Navigate the ethical and legal landscapes surrounding AI, including identifying and mitigating biases, ensuring robustness in AI solutions, and adapting testing strategies to comply with increasing regulatory oversight, with a peek into the EU AI Act.

Why Attend

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the AI journey, from initial exploration to advanced implementation.
  • Learn practical strategies and best practices for building and scaling AI offerings within your organization.
  • Explore emerging trends and technologies shaping the future of AI, enabling you to stay ahead of the curve.
  • Address ethical and legal considerations to ensure responsible and compliant AI deployment.
  • Network with industry peers and experts to exchange insights and experiences in AI development and deployment.

Join us on this enlightening journey as we unravel the mysteries of AI and empower your organization to harness its full potential for growth and innovation.

Agenda & Content

See Agenda & Content in the left menu for a detailed timetable and course content.

Entry level

Basic – no prior AI knowledge is required



Target audience

Workshop for executives (CEOs and CTOs) from Startups and SMEs.

Course format

This workshop will be delivered on-site at the business incubator INiTS in Vienna.     


Endri Deliu (AI Fellow, University of Vienna and EuroCC Austria) 

Endri comes from an extensive experience as an AI architect, Principal Architect and Chief Architect from large tech companies in Silicon Valley. He advised executive leaders of large technology companies and other organisations on how to build roboust AI systems for 15 years. Today, he supports EuroCC Austria in adapting the existing supercomputing infrastructure for AI and assists startups in implementing their AI projects.

Simeon Harrison (Trainer, VSC Research Center, TU Wien and EuroCC Austria) 

Simeon works at the competence centre EuroCC Austria to disseminate expertise in the fields of supercomputing, big data and artificial intelligence in Austria and Europe. He specialises in providing training in deep learning and machine learning for beginners to advanced level. He has conducted dozens of successful courses and workshops based at the Vienna Scientific Cluster and in cooperation with leading European training centres.

For more insight, watch Simeon's presentation "LLMs on supercomputers" from our recent webinar on YouTube.

Guest speaker: Sabine T. Köszegi (professor of labour science at TU Wien and member of the Austrian UNESCO Council on Ethics of AI)

Sabine Köszegi has twenty years of experience in interdisciplinary research at the intersections of technology, work, and organization and published more than 100 peer reviewed papers. Together with her team she develops technology support for conflict resolution and negotiation, analyzes aspects of the New World of Work, as well as the impact of Robotics and AI an work environments, within socio-technical systems and on society in general.

Guest speaker: Monica Rotulo (AI Advisor, SURF and EuroCC Netherlands)

Monica is a Machine Learning technical advisor at SURF with a PhD in Applied Mathematics. Her primary focus is on AI for Science, where she advocates for and facilitates the integration of machine learning and deep learning within the fields of science and engineering. She also supports the competence center EuroCC Netherlands in assisting SMEs in developing their AI projects.

Event moderation: Bettina Benesch (Copywriter and author, University of Vienna and EuroCC Austria)



Date, time, and location

21.06.2024, 10:00 – 18:00 CEST

INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH,   
Maria-Jacobi-Gasse 1, Media Quarter Marx 3.4, 5th floor, 1030 Vienna, Austria. Go to map

Prices and eligibility

This workshop is partly funded by the EuroCC 2 project. Therefore, the workshop is open and free of charge for participants from academia, industry, and public administration from the Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU) and Associated/Other Countries to the Horizon 2020 programme.


The registration form and deadlines are available from the left menu. The registration form might close even before the deadline if the number of registrations has reached its maximum (and will open again if there are cancelations).

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Modification & withdrawal

Your registration is binding. Please only register if you are really going to attend.

You can update your registration data or withdraw your registration anytime before the registration form has been closed via the link "Manage my registration" which you can find at the bottom of your automatic email confirmation (subject starting with "[Indico] Registration").

Alternatively, or after the registration form has been closed, please inform us about your cancelation or any change in your registration data via email (training@vsc.ac.at).



This course is jointly organized by the business incubator INiTS, the VSC Research Center, TU Wien, and EuroCC Austria.


This course is partially funded by the EuroCC 2 project.

The project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 101101903. The JU receives support from the Digital Europe Programme and Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Türkiye.

Additional funding for the project comes from the Austrian federal ministries BMBWF and BMK.

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