Seven promising European ventures awarded

The first start-up competition BoostUp! regional final was hosted by EIT Manufacturing Central, Darmstadt, Germany, 23 September 2020.

The hybrid event, organised amid pandemic restrictions, received very good feedback from the about 120 participants and contributed to further reinforcing the connections to the local ecosystem.

This image ia a collage if different images from the event.

Impressions from the event

In addition to the awards ceremony, the event programme included an introduction from the Lord Mayor of Darmstadt Jochen Partsch, and two keynote speakers. Christian Bacher, Bosch Startup Harbor, spoke under the headline “Corporate Incubation and Acceleration Programs, driving Innovation Ecosystems”, whereas Alain Leloux, General Partner, Cottonwood Technology Fund, gave some advice on how to turn early stage investment ideas into Gazelles.

Our BoostUp! event was a fantastic opportunity to strengthen our ecosystem in Germany, the Benelux, Ireland and Poland. Together with our members, our activity partners as well as our four new network partners – DigiHub Südbaden, Provadis School of International Management and Technology, Smart Systems Hub and HUB31 – I am looking forward to further support innovative manufacturing in Europe.

Christian Bölling, Director EIT Manufacturing Central

We saw companies with highly innovative solutions, great teams with entrepreneurial drive and business models that allow scaling up all over Europe. We will be proud to assist these companies with our Business Creation support services.

Wolfgang Kniejski, Senior Business Creation Manager EIT Manufacturing Central

Seven European ventures you will hear more about

At EIT Manufacturing Central, seven BoostUp! competition participants were awarded.

CREATE Category for entrepreneurs for a new solution to develop for commercial use

  • First place: Digital Production Technology
  • Second place: Kvassir

ACCELERATE Category for start-ups ready to expand

TRANSFORM Category for SMEs ready to transform their business:

Would you like to know more?

This presentation gives more detailed information about the winners.

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