Megatrend “Artificial Intelligence“
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Heike H. Thomsen
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The two-year project "KI#CK - Künstliche Intelligenz: Chancen erkennen, Kompetenzen entwickeln"(KI#CK - Artificial Intelligence: Identifying Opportunities, Developing Competences) run by the cluster agency Life Science Nord together with the University of Applied Sciences (Tech­ni­schen Hoch­schule Lü­beck and on­campus GmbH) aims to create a needs-oriented qualification programme for personnel working within the Life Science cluster in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The programme serves as entry point into the megatrend “Artificial Intelligence“ (AI), a key issue of the future, and its potential applications.

The use of AI in the Life Science sector is becoming increasingly important, particularly in the fields of medicine and medical technology, which are specifically relevant to the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The number of possible applications holds great economic potential for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) within the cluster, however, the SMEs often lack the knowledge or competences to recognise them in order to keep pace in the future on an international basis or even take the lead.

The project is financed by the European Union, the European Social Fund (ESF), and the state of Schleswig-Holstein with approx. 498,000 EUR.


Project Goal

The project follows a low-threshold approach using hybride learning arrangements. This combines flexible online learning with personal learning and exchange in open event formats. For this, various complementary learning modules are developed and newly designed  in permanent coordination with the target group over the duration of the project. Part of the in-depth content will be developed in English.


The KI#CK project will focus on the development, testing and evaluation of qualfication modules providing an entry point into the highly topical subject „Artificial Intelligence“ (AI) and its potential applications.

The following targets are considered as decisive for achieving the overall project goal:

  • Assessment of the needs of the project’s target group.
  • 12-18-month development phase to design and prepare tailor-made and needs-oriented qualification modules, formats and approaches.
  • 12-months testing and evaluation of the developed online modules and workshops.
  • Analysis of relevant AI methods and tools.
  • Analysis of new business models that can be realised with AI.
  • Opening up new areas of activity for the employees in the sector and synergies for companies in the cluster of Life Science Nord.

Project Period

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020

Funding Programme

The regional development programme „Landesprogramm Arbeit A2“. The project is financed by the European Union and the state of Schleswig-Holstein amounting to approx. 193,000 EUR and the European Social Fund (ESF) amounting to approx. 249,000 Euro.

Projekt Partners

  • Institut für Lerndienstleistungen (Institute for Educational Services) at the University of Applied Sciences Lübeck (Lead Partner)
  • Life Science Nord Management GmbH
  • oncampus GmbH