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.
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
- First place: OndoSense
- Second place: Oculavis
- Third place: Visometry and AR-Experts
TRANSFORM Category for SMEs ready to transform their business:
- First place: Orbis MES
Would you like to know more?
This presentation gives more detailed information about the winners.