The culmination of EIT Manufacturing’s signature pan-European competition for startups, BoostUp! 2022, was celebrated in Athens, Greece, on 7 October!
The event was celebrated in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
The competition, launched on 13 June 2022, will conclude in its Grand Final, a half day event where the 20 selected finalists in the domains of manufacturing competed with their breakthrough ideas for a total amount of 170,000 EUR, in addition to packages of Business Creation support services provided by EIT Manufacturing.
All this will happen in front of the eyes of an expert jury that will be assessing the usefulness of startups’ solutions. In this picture I appear with the European West collegues; Gala Maturana, Xabier Garciandia, Leire Marinas, Almudena Trigo and Christopher Burleigh.
These solutions derive from the cooperation with a large manufacturing corporation, either by means of a pilot or a proof-of-concept (PoC) project demonstrating the validity of their technology. The winners in the picture above were:
- YK Robotics
- Smart Inspection
The event will also be the opportunity for the startups and investors to network during the informal evening gathering that will be the official closure of this year’s BoostUp! Competition, which specifically targets startups with solutions that fall within one of EIT Manufacturing’s four flagships, which aim to support sustainable, circular, and digital manufacturing solutions:
- Flexible Production Systems for Competitive Manufacturing
- Low Environmental Footprint Systems & Circular Economy for Green Manufacturing
- Digital & Collaborative Solutions for Innovative Manufacturing Ecosystems
- Human-machine co-working for socially sustainable manufacturing