It’s hard for startups to break into traditional B2B sectors like manufacturing. Even companies spun out of universities have the credibility of scientific validation and peer review, not to mention the ability to create large-scale products that are the right market, such as building relationships with executives and end-users. You may need help with an assignment. fit.
I know a German industrial startup. The co-founder took up smoking and visited shift workers during cigarette breaks to get support for their technology at the user’s level.
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But since we are dedicated to the European tech scene, let’s take a look at who else has participated in the program.
COVID-19 has taught us that remote work often trumps in-person work. And this is true in industrial environments such as offices, mine sites and factories.
Oclavis GmbH It was born in 2016 from the Fraunhofer Society and RWTH Aachen University. The company develops software that helps field workers and technicians solve problems with machines and equipment.
With oculavis’ augmented reality embedded software, technicians can analyze and correct errors, inspect, repair, and Maintenance can be performed remotely.
The company found that technicians could reduce site visits by up to 20%. This reduces delays, increases efficiency, shortens transportation distances and makes sustainability very important.
Oculavis’ software integrates with project management tools such as managing worker tasks and ordering spare parts.
The software also facilitates video documentation so technicians can learn new skills, sequences of steps, and deploy customer service apps with up-to-date, machine-specific documentation.
The company received €2.5 million. EU funding 2019.
What if you could transform data into a visual, highly interactive, and engaging format that helps you gain insight and solve problems?
However, in modern IT and software environments, the interdependence and complexity of data sizes, algorithms, and device capabilities are so great that industrial 3D data and applications have traditionally been viewed as foreign objects requiring special handling. was done.
In response to, three day We develop visual computing technologies that transform 3D, business and process data into 3D applications using augmented and mixed reality.
This enables the implementation of digital twins or industrial metaverses by leveraging the value of 3D data across a wide range of application scenarios, platforms, and device value chains.
Collaborative projects can be developed remotely on multiple devices with colleagues, suppliers, customers, and more.
Based in Darmstadt, Germany, the company was spun out of Fraunhofer IGD.raised by the company 1.8 million euros 2020 Seed Funding. Its customers include Mercedes Benz, BMW, EDF and Siemens.
Advanced materials and processes are increasingly being introduced into manufacturing to make designs more sustainable. However, as complexity increases, so does the potential for defects.
Founded in 2017, Teratonics provides innovative solutions for non-contact, non-destructive inspection and imaging of interior and coated surfaces of materials such as plastics and composites.
All this is made possible by the use of ultra-short terahertz pulses with Teratonics’ patented technology. Terahertz is the frequency of electromagnetic radiation in the submillimeter wave range.
Non-hazardous techniques can reveal invisible structural flaws. You can simultaneously control the dimensions of your production cycle time, thus preventing the economic and environmental costs of defective parts.
Current use cases include 3D scanning in automotive and aircraft manufacturing, with plans to expand to renewable energy and medical applications.
In recent years, industries like automotive, manufacturing, and battery manufacturing have been hit hard by supply chain issues caused by COVID-19 shutdowns, war in Ukraine, and transportation bottlenecks.
In response, more and more European companies are recognizing the importance of reducing their reliance on offshore manufacturing by producing locally and even in-house.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, allows the creation of three-dimensional objects directly from computer design files, such as 3D CAD files. These can be made faster and use less material than their traditional counterparts.
3D printing can also extend the life of legacy equipment by printing parts that are no longer available.
Berlin company 3YOURMIND has developed end-to-end software that helps companies identify and manage their inventory of parts suitable for 3D printing. Customers include Deutsche Bahn, which uses 3YourMind software to collect employee ideas for 3D printing.
The software then analyzes the ideas and identifies use cases with the highest production potential. For this reason, Deutsche Bahn has built a digital spare parts warehouse.
In 2022, 3YOURMIND will partner with other members of the 3D printing community to “Stand with Ukraine” An initiative to support Ukrainian humanitarian and defense efforts to make tourniquet-like parts from anywhere in the world and deliver them to Ukrainian aid organizations.
The “Let’s Stand Up to Ukraine” initiative printed and donated over 38,000 parts, saving over 30 lives.
The company has raised $32.9 million in six rounds.