DSM, HightechXL and Get in the Ring are looking for startups and scaleups with solutions in additive manufacturing. Join DSM’s I AM Tomorrow Challenge to turn the conventional manufacturing industry on its head.

 

DSM, a global science company and pioneer in additive manufacturing, wants to accelerate and invest in your business. Why? Because we recognize the power of 3D printing, and we have world-class materials expertise, global reach, a great network of customers and industry partners, and the funds. But we cannot do this alone. We know YOUR tech solutions are the keys to building the digital ecosystem that will transform manufacturing for a brighter tomorrow.

 

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Startups from around the world can apply now through August 8. We’ll invite 20 of the most promising to our selection days where industry experts will assess your pitches during a 2-day selection event in the world-class tech and innovation center, HighTechXL in Eindhoven, Netherlands. During the selection event, you’ll have the chance to meet with additive manufacturing experts, expand your network and gain knowledge on the spot. You’ll share your business model and goals, and together, we’ll explore how to create a more sustainable future through additive manufacturing.

 

Then the stakes get higher. Ten startups will be invited to join a 10-week guided program in two tech and innovation centers: Boston, MA (USA) and Eindhoven (The Netherlands) at HighTechXL on High Tech Campus. There, expert coaching, masterclasses, and networking opportunities will help grow your company, moving toward a world where more efficient, sustainable manufacturing is the new reality. At the end of it all, DSM will invite selected startups to become official partners and announce which startups are eligible for funding from DSM Venturing.

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THE CHALLENGE

DSM is looking for startups focused on data analytics, AI and other advanced software to improve the process of Additive Manufacturing prior to prototyping. The goal for DSM is to create a software platform that provides customers different additive manufacturing scenarios, enabling them to select the best option across:

Performance

Software connecting technical information between the 3 steps to optimize technical performance of the object to be realized (identification, re-design, simulation).

Cost

Software comparing total life-cycle cost of AM method vs traditional methods.

Sustainability

Software using data from the digital eco-system to create a transparent value circle from product creation to end-of-life, where the used materials will be recycled/repurposed for use in new or different applications.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Potential investment or close partnership with DSM

  • Network with DSM’s additive manufacturing experts and our ecosystem partners, Hexagon and Ultimaker

  • Meet & network with other startups in your industry

  • Experience a guided program to launch or expand your company

  • Disrupt the conventional manufacturing industry

  • Please note: Accommodations will be made available. If your application results in any extra costs, compensation is possible

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

You should:

  • Have a working prototype / service

  • Have validated your value proposition with customers

  • Embrace sustainability and desire to create a more transparent and predictable standard in the manufacturing industry

TIMELINE

8TH OF AUGUST

APPLICATION DEADLINE


The deadline for applications is on the 8th of August 23:59 GMT
13TH OF AUGUST

SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT


20 Startups are invited to the selection event
29TH - 30TH AUGUST

SELECTION EVENT AT HighTechXL


2-Day event with more than 50 additive manufacturing experts
16TH OF SEPTEMBER

START I AM Tomorrow Challenge


Challenge program with HighTechXL begins
22ND OF NOVEMBER

END I AM Tomorrow Challenge


The I AM Tomorrow Challenge ends
Deadline passed

The deadline for this Challenge has passed, please check out our other Challenges