The program, jointly promoted by IQS Tech Factory and ACCIÓ, has just celebrated the kick-off with the 9 selected startups on Tuesday, October 27.
This fourth edition of the program is adapted to the current situation caused by Covid-19, starting with the celebration of the first online kick-off in which the selected hardware-based startups have been presented, which will work intensively until January 2021 to convert their prototypes in a first series of production for the industry.
The program has agreements with the Unió de Polígons Industrials de Catalunya (UPIC) and Open Industry, the digital meeting point for companies and professionals in Industry 4.0, which will bring new companies closer to the local manufacturing industry throughout Catalonia. IQS Tech Factory’s commitment is to strengthen the local manufacturing industry to achieve a resilient industrial-based economy.
The Most Promising Industrial Startup 2020 will emerge from the Acceleration Program during the Demo Day, which will be held in January 2021 within the framework of the IQS Tech Fest, the first festival of industrial startups in Europe. A jury made up of leading experts from the entrepreneurial ecosystem will choose the winning startup, which will be named Most Promising Industrial Startup 2020, and will have the opportunity to travel to Shenzhen (China), considered the main city and manufacturing region in the world to carry out a program acceleration from Brinc Accelerator’s hand.