Future Impact joins ICAI Launch Pad
Future Impact, a tech-job focused platform for young talent, and ICAI will collaborate in the Launch Pad programme. Launch Pad is initiated by ICAI to connect young AI talent to the Dutch ecosystem. Together with Future Impact and the Dutch AI Coalition, ICAI wants to further expand Launch Pad into a pro-active support programme for AI careers in the Netherlands.
ICAI believes that the Netherlands offers great opportunities in the field of AI, but that AI talent and the organizations that need this talent are not yet able to find each other. The aim of Launch Pad is to connect AI talent to the Dutch ecosystem by providing a matchmaking process between AI-PhD students and Dutch companies looking for AI talent. Future Impact will fulfill the role of matchmaker.
All partners in the Launch Pad collaboration have a specific expertise and role in the matchmaking process. ICAI will use its network of ICAI labs to connect with PhD students who are about to enter the labor market. Future Impact will focus on the recruitment and matching of young AI talent. And the Dutch AI Coalition (NLAIC) will provide a network of organizations who are involved with AI in the Netherlands.
Awareness of AI opportunities
The Launch Pad programme wants to create awareness amongst students of the possibilities in the Dutch ecosystem. At the moment, many trained PhD students go (back) abroad, without being aware of the possibilities and favorable living conditions in the Netherlands. ICAI wants more students to stay in the Netherlands after pursuing their PhD.
Future Impact as matchmaker
Future Impact will act as matchmaker and introduce AI talent to Dutch based partners. The platform has a broad network of relevant organizations looking for AI talent. In addition to the matchmaking role, Future Impact offers support throughout the whole matchmaking and application process. This includes coaching candidates in finding their areas of interest, helping them to prepare for job interviews and negotiating contracts.
One of the missions of ICAI is to create and nurture a national AI knowledge and talent ecosystem. ICAI Launch Pad is the next practical step in carrying out this mission.