After four months of close col­lab­o­ra­tion on joint pilot projects,  FASTTRACK Batch 2 pro­gram, sev­en star­tups and their part­ners from Hirschvo­gel, HOERBIGER and Max Aich­er pre­sent­ed their project results on Demo Day, May 21, 2019 at the Indus­tri­al Mak­er­space in Lands­berg am Lech.








This time, a project team rather than a sin­gle founder pre­sent­ed the major project find­ings. Busi­ness unit rep­re­sen­ta­tives lined out the sta­tus quo as well es the project moti­va­tion, fol­lowed by the founder(s) depict­ing the major project chal­lenges that came up and had to be tack­led togeth­er. Wrap­ping up, the founders lined out their lessons learned and impli­ca­tions on the fur­ther tech­nol­o­gy devel­op­ment.

Addi­tion­al­ly they formed a Call-To-Action and made their needs in a future col­lab­o­ra­tion with one or mul­ti­ple FASTTRACK part­ners trans­par­ent.

Fur­ther­more the star­tups gave live demos of their tech­nolo­gies at the pro­vid­ed mar­ket­place booths. KOMP-ACT exhib­it­ed their lat­est gen­er­a­tion of elec­tric actu­a­tors, IMSys­tems demon­strat­ed the func­tion­al­i­ty of its Archimedes Dri­ve, Loco­motec had its autonomous trans­porta­tion robot move around, InLable dis­played vari­a­tions of laser labels includ­ing the pro­cess­ing sys­tem. A great oppor­tu­ni­ty for all to dis­cuss the results and poten­tial appli­ca­tions.

Once again it was great to see, how a dynam­ic of its own unfolds once the stage is set. 7 star­tups have been part of this intense and very knowl­edge­able Batch 2, work­ing on a total of 8 pilot projects. 7 out of 8 projects (that’s a whop­ping 88%) won’t be ter­mi­nat­ed at Demo Day, but will be tak­en to the next lev­el. Our part­ners will sit down and dis­cuss appro­pri­ate next steps togeth­er with the star­tups, look­ing to cre­ate win-win sce­nar­ios for both par­ties. From cus­tomer-sup­pli­er rela­tion­ship via joint prod­uct devel­op­ment to equi­ty invest – every­thing is pos­si­ble. Our mis­sion is once again com­plete.

After the match is the before the match – FASTTRACK Batch 3 is all set for the next round of appli­ca­tions. Appli­ca­tions may be sub­mit­ted until Sep­tem­ber 8, 2019.