Agile Manufacturing

Agile Manufacturing

Agile manufacturing is an approach to manufacturing which is focused on meeting the needs of customers while maintaining high standards of quality and controlling the overall costs involved in the production of a particular product. This approach is geared towards companies working in a highly competitive environment, where small variations in performance and product delivery can make a huge difference in the long term to a company's survival and reputation among consumers.

In Agile Manufacturing Lab the following companies could find support: Production oriented companies - these are all companies that aim to set up a new or improved production process for a particular product. Industry 4.0 technology solution providers - these are all companies that offer technology solutions in the Industry 4.0 areas - automation, cyber security, additive manufacturing, simulation, the cloud, augmented reality, big data, internet of things and integration.


The AgTech Lab organized three batches and supported 38 scaleups.
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Agile Manufacturing Scale-up Lab's 2nd Open Call

Who are we searching for?

The thoughtful transition of manufacturing towards the "agile" premise could be one amongst the most entrepreneurially advanced means to counter the currently existing global market-level shortages and to establish the continuous optimal trend by addressing and unburdening the respective company’s financial, internationalization, partnership or process potential.

In order to do this and simultaneously boost the rate of reaching a successful cross-border deal/transaction story, we are searching for and inviting innovative technology solutions providers and manufacturing companies wanting to optimize their businesses and take advantage of this opportunity to grow.

How to join?

To access this valuable opportunity, please complete the electronic APPLICATION FORM in English and upload additional information in PDF you would like to share with us.

Application due date is 15. February 2022.

Check the APPLICATION FORM PREVIEW and prepare yourself!

For more information please contact Grega Konkolič by email:
Some of the questions in the application form are "optional", but help us in the selection process.
Please upload your pitch deck.

We are looking for all kind of technologies like AI, blockchain, IoT, Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Human machine interaction, Motion and language tech, HPC, Big data and Data mining, AR/VR, Cyber security, Cloud computing, Additive manufacturing, Photonics, Broadband and other communication networks (5G).

Your company is appropriate if you can already proof the functionality of your solution and if you are looking for venture capital, strategic investment, customers or partners for joint pilot projects or development cooperation.


We are offering you free of charge participation on:

You can present your solution directly to German Industry Corporates.

You have a possibility to join (1) On-line workshops where you can improve your readiness before coming into the stage on a Pitch Day Event, and (2) 1:1 mentorship to help you identify appropriate support for use case demonstration project with corporate.

What are we offering you?

2) Direct access to the investors

To stimulate the B2B match-making, the (non-binding) individual pitching events will be organized between the interested corporates or investors and the most fitting and promising start-up/scale-up companies. [= milestone #1]

3) TEST BEFORE INVEST voucher support

Exclusively, we offer 2x €10K voucher's value to stimulate the implementation of the proposed ‘demo’/pilot cases (ultimately, the top 2 will be picked on the basis of their content perspective, dedicated own financial resources and overall prospect criteria).

For a beneficiary company to be eligible to receive such an aid, a roadmap containing the details concerning the mutual project has to be prepared together by both a solution seeker and a solution provider. [= milestone #2]

The template and, if necessary, contracts/agreements considering all parties will be timely provided by us.

4) Workshops and 1:1 mentorship

In addition, we offer also the comprehensive programme with 1:1 mentorship, especially to do a gap analysis and a readiness assessment to diagnose the processes, to eliminate the losses and to measure the improvements and the progress, a roadmap preparation facilitation and/or an adequate promotion of a candidate/team.

What were the selection criteria?

Presence in ‘deep-/disruptive-tech’ innovation segment: internet of things, advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, additive/3D printing, automation of knowledge work, global internet penetration, cloud technology, autonomous and near-autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, advanced oil and gas exploration and recovery, next-generation genomics.

Key dates for Batch #2 of the Agile Manufacturing Lab

After careful selection, we choose the best scaleups to participate in our 3-month lab.





until application deadline ends.


  • E-Application deadline February 15, 2022

  • Jury screening & expression of interest(s) February 28, 2022

  • BATCH_#2 kick-off March 1, 2022

  • Acceleration program start mid-February - late April 2022

    Expert calibration, master-class, lecture, workshop, coaching/mentoring & promotion sessions [in remote format/version]
  • Pitch Day event early March - mid-April 2022

    Individual match-making-/’demo’-day(s) (with pitches)
  • Roadmap preparation deadline April 15, 2022

  • April 25, 2022 & onwardsRating & finalized decision

    about TEST BEFORE INVEST voucher (with individual facilitation/support)
  • April 29, 2022Closure

Meet our Batch #1 Scale-ups


Grega Konkolič

The Pomurje Technology Park focuses on the lab Agile Manufacturing. Our mission: Connect. Learn. Start!

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Pomurje Technology Park

Pomurje Technology Park focuses on the transfer of knowledge, experience and technologies to the local economy, which is intended to add to Slovenia’s industrial value creation and to lead to economic and job growth.

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