AI Thesis Fair

The 2020 AI Thesis Fair is over and the general Thesis Fair is full.

Next year in May/June 2021 we will send invitations for next Academic Year’s events, please contact us if you wish to receive an invitation.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

The 2020 AI Thesis Fair will take place online for the first time ever. We will maintain the one-on-one speeddate format as we strongly believe in building personal connections between students and organisations.

More information on the new online platform and how the event will take place will follow soon. 

Schedule of AI Thesis Fair

Opening Word:

       Registration for representatives from external organisations: 13:00 – 14:00

       Registration for students: 13:30 – 14:00

Sessions 1-5

       Session 1: 14:00 – 14:10

       Session 2: 14:14 – 14:24

       Session 3: 14:28 – 14:38

       Session 4: 14:42 – 14:52

       Session 5: 14:56 – 15:06

Break: 15:06 – 15:30

Sessions 6-10

       Session 6: 15:30 – 15:40

       Session 7: 15:44 – 15:54

       Session 8: 15:58 – 16:08

       Session 9: 16:12 – 16:22

       Session 10: 16:26 – 16:36

Open Fair: 16:36 – 17:00


The 2019/2020 Academic Year was the first year since the first Fair in 2011 that AI had its own Thesis Fair. Increased interest in our students, larger student population, and the desire to further develop our AI ecosystem with local industry drove us to organize a separate event just for AI. 

In the 2019/2020 AI Thesis Fair we had 40 diverse organisations participate with over 100 students attending. Over 80 students matched with external organisations and are currently finishing their projects with them. 

Over 80 matches

With over 100 students looking for a project, either internally with UvA or externally with an organisation


Over 300 participants

More than 180 representatives from industry met with over 120 students over the course of the day 



Diversity

Organisations range from small startups, to SMEs, large corporations and banks, to government agencies.



Fees

€200 (startups, SMEs, government organisations, and non-profits)

€600 (medium/large companies)

€1200 (large companies)

Testimonials

George

Elsevier

Thesis Fair, 2019/2020

I enjoyed most the volume of the great young talent, and the precise preparation for the speeddates.

It has been a very beneficial programme, via which we have managed to do good research, produce publications, and create prototypes of services that later on we productionized. It also helps us explore fast in the form of PoCs, research directions that are unknown as to whether they could be beneficial for adoption, e.g., comparing some of the State of the Art for some of our text mining problems, with our own data.

Michael

TomTom

AI Thesis Fair, 2019/2020

I enjoyed most the volume of the great young talent, and the precise preparation for the speeddates.

It has been a very beneficial programme, via which we have managed to do good research, produce publications, and create prototypes of services that later on we productionized. It also helps us explore fast in the form of PoCs, research directions that are unknown as to whether they could be beneficial for adoption, e.g., comparing some of the State of the Art for some of our text mining problems, with our own data.

Brendan

MSc Information Studies, Data Science

Thesis Fair, 2019/2020

Meeting with multiple companies is important because in these one-to-one conversations you get a quick impression of the person that works there. Also, the discussions can lead to more opportunities.

It was an informative experience to speak with several people from different companies. I learned that there is a big difference in how I was approached by these companies. This made me consider it is important to get to know a company and its work ethic.

My experience of my internship has been great. The City of Amsterdam takes good care of their interns and provides us with opportunities to work closely together with fellow students.

Sean

MSc Information Studies, Data Science

Thesis Fair, 2019/2020

Meeting face-to-face gives students the opportunity to ask tailored questions and potentially stand out. [This] contact also allows for a more personal discussion and dissemination of opinions which are potentially important for the students’ and employers’ assessments of whether a research proposal or placement is suitable…unexpected opportunities arose, through this format, and that was how I secured my first internship placement.