Corporate Reverse Pitch Call

In manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is considered a critical technology enabling the digitalization and vertical integration of processes across the entire organization, from product development and purchasing to manufacturing and logistics. When it comes to horizontal integration, AI applications stretch beyond internal operations, and facilitate not only the inclusion of suppliers and customers, but of all key value chain partners. This digital revolution also implies that companies, which successfully develop internal AI capabilities and embed AI-powered industrial use cases in their corporate DNA, will be in a much better position to benefit from the gains promised by Industry 4.0 and ultimately experience increased competitiveness.

However, finding the right technology partners in the quest for deploying the right innovative AI technologies often turns out to be a great challenge. This is why EIT Manufacturing, and the AI-Marketplace of Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) jointly organize the Corporate Reverse Pitch Session on ‘Applied AI in Manufacturing’ within the aws Connect Day on 31st May 2022 – the main matchmaking event for Start-ups and Corporates at the ViennaUP’22 festival. The event is all about innovation, helping to connect corporates with innovative start-ups, and potentially engaging them in high-value exchanges. Last year’s virtual edition had more than 800 participants, and we aim to surpass this number in the 2022 hybrid edition of the event.

During the ‘Corporate Reverse Pitches’, corporates will have the opportunity to pitch their AI-related innovation achievements and challenges to the European start-up ecosystem and to identify the right partners for collaboration.

Date: Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 15:15 – 16:05 CEST
Location: Palais Berg, Schwarzenbergplatz 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria

What’s in it for you?

  • Access to innovative AI solutions for the manufacturing sector from all over Europe.
  • New business opportunities with AI scale-ups.
  • Open Innovation pipeline for AI solutions addressing industrial challenges.
  • Access to (co-)investment opportunities in high-growth AI start-ups and scale-ups.
  • Access and visibility in the European AI community, with a focus on applications in the manufacturing industry.
  • Speaker opportunity at Connect Day to present your industrial AI challenge to at least 350 on-site participants and at least that many virtual participants.

Who can participate?

Industry players that have identified an AI challenge and that are present on the Austrian market.

How can I participate?

An Expression of Interest should be submitted until 15th April 2022, 12:00 CET via Notice that the application is part of the event registration for corporates and interested parties should select the session: Corporate Reverse Pitch by aws Connect & EIT Manufacturing and fill in the short questionnaire.

Register by April 15th 2022

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