EIT Manufacturing Central in Darmstadt, Germany, has had a flying start to its business creation activities.
Since January, seventeen new start-ups have been welcomed into EIT Manufacturing’s business creation funnel and are now getting support to scale up their activities. Some of these start-ups have already been identified as high potential European Gazelles, with high-growth and international scaling potential.
According to Wolfgang Kniejski, Senior Business Creation Manager, several of the start-ups share some common denominators: A focus on critical assets in the production network and continuous improvement and monitoring of the communication between humans, machines, and ERP systems as well as workflows.
The innovations include several technological challenges that manufacturing companies are facing, such as real-time perception and manipulation systems for robots, efficient shopfloor management, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality systems for intuitive work instructions as well as cybersecurity solutions for industrial IoT only to name a few.