Join the exquAIro AI & Data Bootcamp 2024 and accelerate medical breakthroughs!

Are you eager to accelerate your medical breakthroughs through advanced analytical techniques and AI methodologies? Do you see opportunities for AI application in your research? Then don’t wait any longer and join the exquAIro AI & Data Bootcamp 2024 starting from October. Register now, the deadline for registration is up and until Monday July 8th (updated closing date)!

What is the exquAIro AI & Data Bootcamp?
This innovative and uniquely Dutch AI & Data Bootcamp is an advanced educational AI program, and the 2nd class starts in October 2024 at UMCG. The bootcamp is developed by exquAIro, a non-profit startup from UMCG, and AI Consultancy market leader REWIRE.

What are the benefits of the exquAIro AI & Bootcamp?
The exponential growth of (bio)medical data (multi-omics, imaging data, EHRs) and computational power requires AI expertise. Understanding AI methods is essential for top researchers. During the AI & Data Bootcamp, you will learn the latest AI methods and apply these skills in your specialization. Moreover, you will develop a fully-fledged, high-quality AI research proposal in co-creation with leading experts in scientific, medical, and data science fields. The funding chance for your research proposal is 50% or higher, compared to a benchmark of regular funding success rates of 10%. Additionally, exquAIro organizes funding for groundbreaking AI-centric research projects that emerge from the training.

By participating, you truly boost your career. You significantly increase your chances of groundbreaking medical breakthroughs with relatively low effort through a carefully designed selection process, multidisciplinary guidance by experts on research proposals, and intensive support from innovative and disruptive professors/PIs and a multidisciplinary team. Read more here.

Dates of the exquAIro AI & Data Bootcamp
Block 1: October 7th to 25th, 2024 3 consecutive weeks, 5 days a week, on-site in Groningen
Block 2: January 6th to 26th, 2025 3 consecutive weeks, 5 days a week, on-site in Groningen

Who is this exquAIro AI & Data Bootcamp 2024 for?
Employees, junior tenure tracks, or postdocs with interest and talent in the possibilities of AI and data science. These can be clinicians as well as basic scientists working with large, multidimensional datasets such as multiomics, imaging, text, or other data sources. Researchers using large biobanks and cohort datasets are also valuable participants of the AI & Data Bootcamp. Preference is given to participants with a permanent position at UMCG.

There are a total of 12 spots available, with 10 spots for biomedical researchers from UMCG and 2 wildcards for researchers from other UMCs. Over a span of 2 x 3 weeks, you get the unique opportunity to dive deep into the world of data science and AI in health together with top consultants in AI.

Registration and selection process
After your registration, a selection process takes place to ensure that the exquAIro AI & Data Bootcamp is a good match. There will also be an information meeting on June 17th, where you can obtain extra information about the AI & Data Bootcamp 2024. Below you will find the details of registration and the selection process.

Registration is possible from Tuesday, June 4th up and until Monday July 8th (extended closing date) via this registration form.

Information session: Monday, June 17th from 17:00-17:45 (online). You can sign up via Corinne Kornaat, (, telephone number 06-54 75 2000.

Selection process:

o Announcement date and time for interview (including time): no later than June 28th

o Interviews with nominated participants: July 3rd and 4th from 8:30 – 15:00

o Announcement of selected participants: no later than Wednesday, July 8th, 2024

More information and questions
Read more about the program of the AI & Data Bootcamp 2024 via this link. Do you have any questions? Feel free to send an email to our board members Gerard Koppelman, professor of Pediatric Pulmonology at RUG/UMCG ( or Martin Smit, director of the UMCG Innovation Center (

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