In today's factory, the connection between real world and virtual world systems is a reality. In a sector where everything is accelerating, digitization and the transformations it implies opens up the field of possibilities. This is precisely the reason for the second edition of the “Industry of the Future” Challenge.
Building on the success of the first edition in 2017, Atos, international leader in digital transformation, and SKF, world leader in bearings, were joined by another big name in defense and security, ArianeGroup, European leader in space launches and propulsion.
This second edition aims to bring out new technological solutions that will make it possible to improve, concretely tomorrow, the performance and quality of services in industrial environments.
This is to give startups the opportunity to submit a new and innovative project in order to actively participate in the transformation of the factory of tomorrow. Thus, 7 themes constitute the framework of the 2019 edition: cybersecurity, data science, the connected factory, the human being at the center of the factory, ecology in industry, the materials of the future, and finally new manufacturing processes.
New for the 2019 edition: opening to European and Israeli startups
As of today, the official opening of the platform dedicated to uploading applications will allow volunteer startups to register. They have until February 15, 2019 to apply.
On March 1, after the first phase of selection, 12 finalists will have their project accompanied to the final by "business experts".
During this in-depth phase, startups will be able to adapt their project to the industrial context of ArianeGroup, Atos or even SKF. They will benefit from personalized support, multidisciplinary feedback with real prospects for implementation.
A grand finale on the Campus de l'Espace site, June 6, 2019
On June 6, 2019, the grand finale will take place on the Campus de l'Espace site in Vernon (in the Eure region). The finalists will make their presentation to the leaders of the 3 major partners, as well as many other players in the French industry.
At the end of these presentations, the jury will announce the 5 winners who will be awarded 5 distinct prizes. As a result, for the most promising startups, a financial endowment of up to € 6,000.
Find out more: https://www.agorize.com/industrie-du-futur