Industrial Partnerships

Our group is actively engaging in cooperations with partners from industry, consulting, public sectors and education. We support private and public stakeholders with our expertise in Arificial Intelligence for management and aim to create impact with AI in practice.

If you are interested in a cooperation with us, please get in touch via email

Project with ABB Hitachi

Improving quality management with explainable artificial intelligence (XAI):

Good quality management is crucial for the success of businesses, especially in manufacturing. In our paper at Management Science, we developed, implemented, and evaluated a new, state-of-the-art technology that improves process quality using explainable artificial intelligence (XAI). Our XAI technology can locate root causes of bad quality and automatically suggest effective improvement actions. We evaluated our XAI technology in a large-scale field experiment at word-class semiconductor manufacturer (ABB Hitachi), where we successfully reduced the yield loss by more than 50%.

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Project with OECD

Monitoring global development aid through machine learning:

Monitoring global development aid is crucial to achieve progress the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To overcome limitations in existing monitoring systems, we supported the SDG Financing Lab in building a new, state-of-the-art monitoring system powered by machine learning and which eventually became the first-ever AI system at the OECD. An updated version of the machine learning framework that traces over 3 million activities with a budget of more than US $2.5 trillion has recently appeared in Nature Sustainability.

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AI-powered software for managing business processes

nextesy is a startup developing an AI-powered all-in-one system for managing essential business processes such as document management, accounting, payroll, invoicing, and banking. The company combines intuitive and optimized process design with state-of-the-art technology to provide seamless experience in day-to-day finance and administration tasks.

By delivering all essential business management workflows in one integrated and user-friendly platform, powered by AI augmentation and automation of repetitive manual procedures, nextesy raises efficiency, productivity and employee satisfaction in companies to the next level.


Quality Management for Manufacturing

EthonAI is an AI powered platform that detects and prevents quality defects in manufacturing. The start-up is on a mission to make AI solutions accessible to factory operators and engineers. The first applications have been validated in world-leading factories and have been proven to reduce production waste by up to 50% and increase job satisfaction for workers.

EthonAI aims for nothing less than setting a new gold standard for AI in manufacturing. With EthonAI quality management has never been easier. Since its founding, EthonAI successfully secured millions of seed funding and has gained the trust of investors.

BLP Digital AG

Process Optimization through automated Data Extraction

BLP Digital AG uses Artificial Intelligence to automate data extraction from documents. The company uses a custom build and unique combination of Image Recognition and Natural Langauge Processing to extract, interpret, classify and analyze unstructured data from many documents such as invoices, delivery notes or policies.

This approach is faster than a human and less prone to error. While increasing the bottom line of companies BLP's approach also improves the lifes of employees, shifting them away from repetitive and tedious tasks to more meaningful work.


Corporate Communication Optimization

TonalityTech was active until 2016. The company enabled corporate communication departments to pursue a coherent tonality and a high readability when writing communications.