Advanced Materials Startups
A place to be for Advanced Materials Startups
They are all young, convinced of their purpose and want to conquer the world with their novel products and technologies. AAike from the Netherlands presents a completely new process for the production of electronics based on nanoparticles. Sofia from Colombia is into 3-D printing. She wants to set up a global network in order to produce medical devices, like cranial implants, quickly and reliably on site. Bruno from Portugal is an expert on the miraculous material graphene (and also shows in his presentation the magnificent view of the Mediterranean landscape that he enjoys from his laboratory.) Battist from Berlin has developed innovative silver sintering pastes for use in power electronics, which can help to make renewable energies and electric cars more efficient.
AdMaCom: Advanced Materials Competition 2017
Start-ups from all over the world were invited to Berlin to join AdMaCom, the Advanced Materials Competition 2017 in October – a carefully crafted program for high-tech start-ups to accelerate their businesses, connect with potential partners, find first corporate clients and simply make relevant and meaningful connections. During their time in Berlin, the start-ups got feedback from mentors, valuable business and finance advice, practical information on how to set up a business and of course access to a great network of contacts.
One of the sponsors and mentors of the program is Dr. Paolo Bavaj, Head of Corporate Venturing Adhesive Technologies at Henkel. He is quite clear about his interests: „Of course we develop a lot of products ourselves and a lot of technologies ourselves. But sometimes we have challenges and we see that outside of Henkel good technologies are developed. And we would be stupid not to piggyback on them. The AdMaCom is for us a perfect platform to get to know these advanced materials startups, to work with them and to make up our mind if we want to continue working with them, or not.“
The finalists are...
This year’s finalists included Catalytico, Fresh Strips, GEE, Graphenest, Innovo 3D, Mogassam, Nano-join, OrelTech, VSParticle, and WARANG Europe. For all of them, the program was intense, challenging, but also rewarding. Sofia sums up: „Being here has been really inspiring. It’s been two amazing weeks filled with growth and learning. Berlin is such a vibrant city, and INAM has put all of what Berlin is into this program. We’ve really enjoyed it, we’re really grateful. “
The two week program concluded with the Demo Day at Microsoft Berlin, where around 100 people gathered to see the finalists pitching on stage and competing for a total of 15 000€ cash prize.
And the winner was: .... Watch the video to find out!