EIT Manufacturing Central supports Stryza and Xentara

Two German start-ups, Stryza from Berlin and Xentara from Munich, made it to the 2022 edition of the BoostUp! start-up competition. They were selected as two of the eight winners out of 20 finalists presenting their solutions in Athens as part of the Boost!Up Grand Final. Their prize: two months of support from EIT Manufacturing Central’s Business Creation Team.

They will be supported in three ways: Firstly, they will be put in direct contact with relevant industry customers and potential investors to find opportunities to grow their businesses. Secondly, they are offered participation in events that fit their field of activity. Last, but not least, they are offered to participate in challenges that EIT Manufacturing is working on with industry partners and present their innovative solutions.

“When a partner from industry has a challenge from the production environment which we help them to solve, we usually recommend a strategically fitting variety of start-ups that could provide a solution. We will include Stryza and Xentara into the portfolio of start-ups that have a proven industrial track record,” explains Silvia Grätz, Business Creation Manager from EIT Manufacturing Central.

About Stryza

Stryza offers an intuitive workflow and skill management platform for industrial manufacturing that increases productivity by digitising processes and know-how. Thus, factory workers can be more productive in their daily work as they are given personalised and easy-to-understand work instructions. With this solution, companies can reduce their machine downtime, fix their labour shortage and be able to react to changing market demands or production changes faster.

We want to make every worker in manufacturing a technical expert! We strongly believe that human expertise will make the European manufacturing sector uniquely competitive in today’s market environment.

Max Steinhoff, Co-Founder & CEO, Stryza

The stryza founders Emin Ersan Mjumjunov and Max Steinhoff

About Xentara

XENTARA is a software-defined industrial integration and control platform that brings together all dimensions of smart production by enabling next level real-time machine and shop floor control. These opportunities allow machine builders and manufacturing companies to develop new business models from their data and continuously optimise their value chain, thus becoming more efficient and more competitive.

Being selected as portfolio company and working together with EIT Manufacturing and its eco-system is a great opportunity for us and a testimony of the disruptive potential of data-driven industrial control enabled through Xentara.

Michael Schwarz, Founder and Managing Director, Xentara

The Xentara team