Three very successful family-owned industrial companies with a large international client base, substantial know-how and experience in a wide variety of products, processes and technology are looking for YOU! Learn more about how we can become the perfect match and fulfil your vision for cooperation with us. The most promising startups will be invited to join the FASTTRACK Pitch Day on October 15 and 16, 2018 in Landsberg am Lech, Germany.
Submission is open until September 02, 2018.
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FASTTRACK is a project-orientated, structured support program to accelerate the realisation of ideas and products of innovative startups by providing access to technical competencies, production facilities, know-how, international markets and our large customer base. We offer YOU the unique opportunity to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit, creative ideas and potential to realise and test innovative products whilst receiving support from highly successful family-owned companies.
How it works:
After a successful first batch, which started in January 2018, we are now opening submissions for batch No. 2. We are looking for startups that match our technology fields and are interested in becoming a strong corporate partner for joint projects. Let us join forces within the FASTTRACK program. Find more information in our
In the first batch, 25 selected startups were invited to pitch for their slot in the FASTTRACK program.
In March 2018, 9 Startups started to realise 3-month on-site projects together with and supported by Hirschvogel, HOERBIGER and Max Aicher. The first batch ends in June 2018 with a Demo Day, in which the project results will be presented in-house. This Event will lay the cornerstone for long-term collaboration with these startups.
If your company is already founded and you can demonstrate your solution in form of a prototype or proof of concept or even show reference customers, then you have already passed the first step of the qualification!
We are looking for innovative startups that can benefit from our assets and vast experience, which includes raw material production, processing, manufacturing of components and automation in large-scale production. If you are looking for the opportunity to prove and/or further develop your technology or solution in a three month supported and mentored pilot project, then this could be the start of something big. This cooperation between three very successful family owned businesses can facilitate development and growth in a wide spectrum of applications.
We are especially looking for startups in the following technology fields:
Sensors & Actuators for Manufacturing Processes
Human-Machine Interaction & Cobots (Collaboration Humans and Robots)
Application of Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Processes
Data Analytics & Processing for Manufacturing and Automation
Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing
Industrial Internet of Things
Innovative Materials & Coatings for Industrial Applications
Supply Chain & Logistics Management solutions ensuring Transparency and Traceability
Large Energy Consumptions
Large Number of Employees
Work and Storage Space
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Successful since 1938
Sales in 2017 in mil euros 1,167
Employees worldwide 5,300
Production plants in Germany, USA, China, India, Poland and Mexico
Ceravis is the strategic investment arm of the same group of shareholders who also own the Hirschvogel Automotive Group. Ceravis not only invests in cutting-edge technologies, more specifically industrial technologies, but also develops new business models by setting up and offering startup incubation and acceleration programs.
Successful since 1895
Sales in 2017 in mil euros 1,173
Employees worldwide 7,300
Foundation as the majority shareholder – 140 locations in over 50 countries
Successful since 1924
Avg. Sales per year in mil euros 1,013
Employees worldwide 4,200
Operating in 18 countries
Step 1: Application
Please use our application form to apply for the FASTTRACK program. We ask you to submit your contact details as well as a detailed description of your technology or solution. Please also specify how you perceive cooperation or synergies with one or more of the companies representing FASTTRACK. Please note that the information you submit in your initial application will be shared with the FASTTRACK steering committee and will be used for further evaluation within the FASTTRACK program.
Applications for FASTTRACK Batch No. 2 will only be accepted until September 02, 2018.
Step 2: Selection Process
A steering committee consisting of representatives of FASTTRACK will select the most interesting startups. You will receive feedback by September 13, 2018 if your company will be invited to the Pitch Day on October 15 and 16, 2018 in Landsberg am Lech, Germany.
This registration process is managed by our cooperation partner Munich Network.
Step 3: Collaboration
Following the Pitch Day, the selected finalists will start 3-month projects together with and supported by Hirschvogel, HOERBIGER and Max Aicher. During this time, the selected startups will be professionally coached and given the opportunity to expand their knowledge in two on-site mentoring sessions in February and March 2019. The results of these projects will then be presented at the Demo Day on May 09, 2019.