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Talent Programs

The increase in AI applications is leading to a fast rise in demand for AI experts. The business community routinely identifies the shortage of AI skills as the top challenge to their planned expansions in AI applications. Together with partners, AI Sweden drives talent programs to address this shortage of expertise.

How to attract talent

Our talent programs are co-created with partners to meet our overarching goals:

  • Growing the national talent pool
  • Attracting and sourcing international talent
  • Boosting professionals with knowledge, best practices, and a network of people with similar challenges and solutions

AI Sweden’s efforts related to talent attraction and reinforcing partners’ capabilities were launched in August 2021 and are continuously being scaled. The primary purpose is to contribute to partners’ ability to recruit more talent. All talent programs developed directly or indirectly by AI Sweden will increase the talent pool for AI Sweden’s partners. 

The talent programs are built by and for AI Sweden’s partners, and one or more partner organizations typically initiate and fund them. 

If you want to know more about our talents, read the AI Sweden talent blog!

→ Sign up for the Talent Update, a newsletter for AI Sweden's partners dedicated to attracting, keeping, and developing AI expertise and to get updates on our many talent programs.

Listen to current participant Sandra Carrasco, with Martin Svensson from AI Sweden, and Cecilia Hahn Berg from Sahlgrenska University Hospital share their experiences from the Eye for AI program.

Active talent programs

Talent program Duration Talent profile Next starting date
AI in Mind 18-24 months Individuals with a Master's or a PhD in a relevant field Q2 2022
Academic Work’s Academy for AI 4 + approx 12 months Candidates interested in reskilling as full stack developers in Python January 2023
Data Readiness Program 6 Months Students at Hyper Island (collaboration between AI Sweden and Hyper Island) October 2022
DSU Exchange Program 10 Months M.S.c. or Ph.D. students with an interest in AI and cyber security June 2022
Eye for AI - A program for future leaders on AI 18 Months International AI Talents with a Master's in an AI related field and 0-3 years of experience  October 2022
Junior AI Change Agent Program 6 Months Students at Hyper Island (collaboration between AI Sweden and Hyper Island) October 2022
NLU Talent Program 18 Months Candidates with interest in NLU and large-scale language models October 2022
Young Talent 5 Months Newly graduated students from a technical high school program September 2022
Master Thesis Program 6 Months Master thesis students from a university program January 2023

Contact

For more information about our talent programs, contact Niclas Fock.

Head of Talent Programs

Niclas Fock