Skip to main content

Startup program

Does your startup work with AI or do you want to learn how you could use AI solutions? Then the AI Sweden Startup Program is for you! As the National Center for Applied AI, we have a mission to accelerate the use of AI in Sweden. We know that startups play an important role in this.

The Startup Program

The AI Sweden Startup Program supports startups on their AI journey. We offer training, testing environments, and the opportunity to engage in goal-driven projects. With more than 100 partners - corporates, public sector, academia, startups, authorities, research institutes, and consultants - we also offer great networking opportunities and a thriving startup community. 



Online courses, open events, workshops, and seminars

For early-stage startups who are at the beginning of their AI journey, or who are thinking of adding AI to their business.



Access to AI Sweden startup community, monthly startup community meetings, meet-ups with AI Sweden partners and collaborators

For startups that are registered companies and work with AI as a core part of their business. They should also have in-house AI engineers and/or demonstrate a significant use of AI.

Apply for Stage 2



Full AI Sweden partnership, project access and engagement, access to the Data Factory & testbeds, legal and ethics resources, introduction to corporates and investors

For more mature AI startups that are ready to scale their business and which can add value to other AI Sweden partners.

Stage 1 - Learn

The learning stage is for startups that are at the beginning of their AI journey. Here you can learn more about what AI really is, the different types of AI, and how your business might benefit from adding AI to your repertoire. In this stage, you are welcome to take part in our open offer of webinars, events, and online courses, or sign up for our newsletter specifically for startups.

Sign up to receive AI Sweden Startup news

Stage 2 - Connect

The second stage of the Startup Program, connect, is open for applications from startups that work with AI as a core part of the business. Your startup should also be a registered company with in-house AI engineers and/or you should demonstrate a significant use of AI.

The connect stage requires that you submit an application to a committee that has both AI and business competence, that will review your organization.

At the connect stage you are invited to join our Startup community. For community members, we have monthly online inspirational and informative meetings. We arrange meetups with AI Sweden partners and collaborators. All activities are here to inspire you, and to help you accelerate your business. At this stage, you can also attend all our open events and webinars. The AI Sweden Startup community has its own Slack channel where you can meet other AI startups and have the opportunity to share your thoughts and challenges.

Stage 3 - Accelerate as a partner (by invitation only)

The third stage of the Startup Program, accelerate, is for AI startups that have come somewhat further on their AI business journey and are ready to scale. Being invited to the accelerated stage means becoming a full partner of AI Sweden.

As a startup partner, you are encouraged to make the most of our full partner offering - including the possibility to use the Data Factory and test beds, join projects within our different strategic programs, get introductions to corporates and investors, and learn more on the legal and ethical aspects of AI and data sharing. Read more here.

The third stage, accelerate, is accessible by invitation from AI Sweden. An evaluation committee is responsible for assessing the startups who are invited.


Generative AI in the European Startup Landscape 2024

AI Sweden, together with Hub France IA, Nederlandse AI Coalitie (NL AIC), and Ignite Sweden has been part of a collaborative effort to create a comprehensive analysis of the current state and challenges faced by generative AI startups in Europe. This study has been published by the appliedAI Institute for Europe gGmbH.

For more information, contact

Photo of Alexander Brunner, Partner manager - startups
Alexander Brunner
Partner manager: Startups
+46 (0)70-271 23 83