Formnext 2017 Formnext Start-up Challenge calls on budding innovative companies again

Editor: Briggette Jaya

Germany - For the third consecutive time, Formnext Start-up Challenge will award innovative young companies in the field of additive manufacturing. Applications are now being accepted from firms less than five years old. Prizes will be awarded for new, viable business ideas in industrial 3D printing.

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Applications are now open for innovative young companies in the field of additive manufacturing until 7 July 2017.
Applications are now open for innovative young companies in the field of additive manufacturing until 7 July 2017.
(Source: Mesago)

Five winning entrants will receive prizes that include a fully-equipped booth in the international Start-up Area at the fair and extensive marketing opportunities. The winners will also be given the opportunity to present a product pitch directly at the exhibition.

Any up-and-coming company with a product or service that is market-ready in terms of customers, product status and revenue can participate, provided the start-up is not majority-owned by an established company. A high-profile jury of distinguished representatives from the science, industry and investment sectors will select the five winning entries, which will be announced in the fall of 2017.

“For the last three years, the Start-up Challenge has been giving young companies the chance to present themselves and their products to a highly qualified international audience on our innovative exhibition platform,” says Sascha F. Wenzler, Formnext vice president from the the exhibition organiser Mesago Messe Frankfurt.

In the past, winners have shown how effective this platform can be for start-ups.Software and service provider, Trinckle, and printer manufacturer, Sinterit, have evolved into successful enterprises, which have established themselves firmly on the market, since winning this competition, the organiser noted. These companies will also be exhibiting their accomplishments at Formnext 2017.

Formnext powered by TCT (14–17 November 2017 in Frankfurt) is organising this year’s competition in co-operation with the interdisciplinary network Must 3D Printing. For more information, see formnext.com/startupchallenge. The closing date for the entries is 7 July 2017.

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