Bachelor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence - Incubator ProgramCreate AI technologies to reshape industries
Pier 17: Developing Disruptive Tech Professionals
As part of the AI incubator, the fourth-year Capstone or Moonshot project can be moved to the first year, allowing students to bring their idea into the Tech Lab earlier. With access to this dynamic, hands-on space for tech development, students can become eligible for an internship opportunity in year three that’s directly linked to their Moonshot project. What’s more, students gain access to incredible connections with companies and industry professionals. In the fourth year, this may even open the door to sponsors or investors after the program ends.
Throughout the AI incubator, students will also be given the chance to obtain Technology Readiness Level (TRL) certifications for their new technology, up to level four. The TRL methodology, which is followed by both NASA and the European Commission, has nine levels in total.
Beyond the hard skills and door-opening connections, students obtain a disruptive mindset that is increasingly vital in today’s rapidly changing market landscape. The hands-on experience empowers students with a more in-depth understanding of AI tech—and develops their razor-sharp competitive edge.
Why take part in the Pier 17 incubator?
Bring theory to life
The tools and concepts you gain throughout the bachelor’s can all be explored in this AI incubator. With the space to let your ideas take shape, you can fully understand the practical reality of working on AI projects.
Become a certified tech professional
Prove your tech prowess by gaining Technology Readiness Level (TRL) certifications up to level four. Consisting of nine levels in total, this framework is followed by both NASA and the European Commission.
Kick-start your Capstone project
Already got an innovative AI idea? Pier 17 allows you to move your fourth-year Capstone or Moonshot project to the first year of your program. By ensuring the proof of concept earlier, you can perfect the design—and even connect it to an intern opportunity in your third year!
Gain access to life-changing opportunities
Our Global Mirror AI Incubator provides incredible access to the world’s top corporations and dynamic startups. Beyond strengthening your network, your Moonshot project showcase could even lead to financing to bring it to market.
Sharpen your competitive edge
Developing a disruptive mindset is crucial in today’s rapidly developing market. By taking part in this AI incubator, you will truly understand the artificial intelligence technologies offered today, and sharpen your competitive edge.
Consisting of three areas spread throughout four years, the Pier 17 program perfectly complements your Bachelor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence learning journey.
YEAR 1TRL PROTOTYPING LEVEL 1
Create your “back of an envelope” idea to be developed over the program. Your feasible idea will have a clear definition of physical laws, mathematical observations and algorithmic approaches. In this stage, your academic research will begin to shift into applied research and development.
YEAR 2TRL PROTOTYPING LEVEL 2INCUBATION
Advance your concept and test to prove technical approaches. This includes inventing practical applications of your technology and starting in depth R&D.
Present your Moonshot project idea to potential corporate sponsors in the Moonshot showroom.
YEAR 3TRL PROTOTYPING LEVEL 3INCUBATIONTECH GARAGE
Initiate analytical and laboratory studies to validate predictions regarding your technology.
Work with the potential corporate sponsors in an internship period, while testing your prototype in their real laboratories.
Test your technology’s function and/or characteristic proof-of-concept.
YEAR 41 TRL PROTOTYPING LEVEL 42 INCUBATION3 TECH GARAGE
At level four, the basic technological components are integrated to establish their ability to work together in a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). An MVP allows early users to provide further feedback to the product’s development.
With First Global Mirror AI Incubator, you get the opportunity to formally present your Moonshot to investors and other corporations.
Continue testing and experimenting with your technology to maximize potential success.