While invisible to the average consumer, high-tech and high-precision machines have been one of the main driving forces behind the conveniences of our modern lives. Technologies like lasers, robots and semiconductors are critical enablers for a wide range of products, from your laptop, to solar cells, to the posters that adorn our walls. It is essential for high-tech companies to continue driving the exponential growth in technological capabilities. Therefore, HighTechXL, ASML and NTS-Group are launching this Challenge.
We are looking for startups that are able to truly change the future of:
SEMICONDUCTOR / PHOTONICS / M(O)EMS
e.g. manufacturing processes and equipment, advanced packaging for (3D-)integrated circuits, design, inspection technologies
DATA & IOT
e.g. cloud, mobile and IoT solutions for high tech manufacturing
LARGE AREA ELECTRONICS
e.g. displays, PCB’s, photovoltaics, sensing systems, printed electronics
HIGH TECH INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
e.g. robotics, high precision mechatronics, positioning and handling, optics and laser technology, 3D-Printing
Digital Printing, Inkjet printing
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
200 hours of hands-on expert support
Spot in the 3-month corporate-guided acceleration program
Spend two full days of 1-on-1 sessions with industry experts in your field to explore business opportunities and get industry insights.
be in pre-seed stage;
have a working prototype or demonstrator;
be able to launch a finished product or service within the next 2 years;
have your leadership team present at the event July 8th - 12th
have (at least) your leadership team available to participate in the 3 month program in Eindhoven, the Netherlands from September 4th - December 1st 2017
ABOUT THE HIGHTECHXL IMPACT SUMMIT
The HighTechXL Impact Summit is a two-day technology conference where selected startups globally meet the most notable Dutch high-tech and financial leaders in three tracks: MedTech | High Tech | FinTech
Day 1: 1-on-1 meetings ASML, NTS-Group and industry experts
Day 2: Challenge final pitch
FMC – With the goal to advance non-volatile memory technology, FMC has turned to ASML’s towering presence to guide them through the complex semiconductor industry.
RoboSculpt – Creating surgical robots that have the precision to perform surgeries in patients with inner-ear tumors requires the best engineers available. ASML’s engineers are applying their skills to heal future patients with this condition.
CAIlabs – With unique competencies in light shaping solutions, CAIlabs is now working closely with ASML to see if their technologies can drive semiconductor manufacturing forward.
HIGHTECHXL IMPACT SUMMIT
Group of startups selected for the accelerator
TicTag is one of the startups selected for the accelerator program. They have developed a new connectivity technology that connects the online with the offline world. Using their SaaS stamp can unlock the digital identity that's on your smartphone to the physical world around you.What happened during the event