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FASTTRACK – The family business accelerator

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.

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.

What we look for: 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 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

Application Process

Step 1: Application
Please use our application form to apply for 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.

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.

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