AI@motion International – International Artificial Intelligence & Mobility Research

AI@motion International seeks to increase international visibility of THI's hub for AI Mobility research and make THI internationally visible as a highly attractive research location for international researchers. The project's core mission is to establish an international AI research network with universities and industry partners coming from the strategic partner countries Brazil, China and Finland dedicated to AI and mobility research.

In order to establish long-lasting network structures, THI organizes yearly research workshops, AI competitions with young AI researchers as well as yearly AI network conferences with experienced researchers at THI. Furthermore, the project offers personal and financial incentives to start international research providing an improved research service and personal assistance to THI researchers looking for research fundraising and scholarships for international research trips. In case they are interested in inviting international researchers to a research workshop at THI, they can apply for further financial support. In addition, new digital formats such as the online platform MOVE Research&Transfer ensures sustainable support in research matching, in the search for suitable funding programs, and in the preparation for an international research exchange.

Partner Countries

  • Brazil
  • China
  • Finland

Industry Partners



Researchers from THI or further partner universities who are interested in AI are welcome to participate in the research workshops and networking conferences. They can also apply for financial support for international research projects.



Bachelor's students, Master's students, and doctoral students can participate in the AI@motion challenges, International Research Workshops, and networking conferences at any time.


Teaching Staff

Teaching staff of THI or the partner universities is welcomed to participate in the research workshops, AI@motion challenges, and networking conferences.



All project activities aim at closer networking with business partners. Companies interested in AI technologies and know-how as well as startups and potential startup teams are therefore kindly invited to actively participate in the research workshops and networking conferences.


Feel free to contact us!


  • AI@motion International is funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Funding period: 2021-2022
  • Funding: 400.000 €
  • Funding program: HAW.International (Modul A, DAAD)

Contact THI

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Hof
Phone: +49 841 9348-2526
Room: D021
Managing Director AWARE Center
Dipl.-Kulturwirtin (Univ.) Anne-Sophie Kopytynski
Phone: +49 841 9348-6020
Room: P209
Fax: +49 841 9348-995620