On today’s virtual Pitch Day, hosted by Munich Network, they got to meet with 60 participants from corporates like Airbus, Brose Venture, Dräxlmaier, Evonik Venture, Infineon, Kuka, MTU, Rohde & Schwarz and many more to present their business ideas. The idea was to spark conversations on starting joint pilot projects, licensing partnerships, development collaborations and/or investments in Germany.
The event was exclusively dedicated to decision makers in the Tech-Industry in the area of Innovation, Business Development, R&D, Strategy as well as to investors. For them, meeting the 16 carefully selected European scale-ups was a unique opportunity to get exclusive access to outstanding solutions based on technologies like Robotics, AI, IoT, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Blockchain with applications in the fields of Agile Manufacturing and Smart Region.
With the aim of starting joint pilot project and looking for licensing partnerships, development collaboration etc. and/or investment in Germany, the founder or founder teams presented their innovative solutions in 6-min pitches during the Pitch Day and answered questions afterwards.
Due to the excellent preparation of the founder teams and their highly interesting business models and products, the pitch day was a real success for the startups as well as for the attendees.
The chosen scale-ups were previously selected by a 20-member Industry Jury as well as by the Scaleup4Europe Project Team.
These are the selected scale-ups from the Agile Manufacturing Lab:
AE Drones (SK)
Kea Robotics GmbH (DE)
KELO Robotics GmbH (DE)
senswork GmbH (DE)
VIAR d.o.o. (SL)
These are the selected scale-ups from the Smart Region Lab:
ChargeX GmbH (DE)
Smart Sense Ltd. (CR)
solbytech GmbH (AT)
All scale-ups are supported in their market expansion to Germany within Scaleup4Europe, an European funding programme organized by Berchtesgadener Land, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, Technology Park Promurje, UnternehmerTUM and Pioneers.
Munich Network as an tech industry innovation network with longstanding experience in matchmaking formats between corporates and start-ups supported this initiative as project partner. The organization opened up their excellent relations to German tech corporations for the chosen scale-ups, supported in the jury and selection process, and organized a briefing upfront for the scale-ups to coach them towards a winning pitch.
With a broad-based backbone and decades of experience in innovation, technology and industry, Munich Network is a tech industry driven private and independent nonprofit organization for promoting collaborative innovation. Munich Network members mostly are leading technology corporations from Germany and abroad, as well as research institutions, investors, consulting firms, NGOs and entrepreneurs. In addition, Munich Network is personally and directly connected with many of the most important technology centers in Germany, in Europe and internationally.
Munich Network links different groups in the innovation ecosystem by connecting parties in search of innovation (‘innovation consumer’) with parties that offer groundbreaking solutions (‘innovation provider’) and parties who enhance innovation (‘innovation enabler’). Munich Network’s role is that of an ‘Innovation Catalyst’ that accelerates innovation by networking and bringing together these worldwide relevant players who otherwise might not discover each other.