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Workforce Augmentation Competition

All throughout history, humankind has equipped themselves with tools in order to improve standard and complex tasks. From hammers and helmets to smart sensors and exoskeletons. Constantly improving the strength of our species through technology. Join us in taking the next step and solving the grand challenge of Workforce Augmentation.

These competitions are part of a bigger initiative we manage called Workforce INC. Workforce INC is a global network where we launch co-innovation projects and invest with 25+ industry partners in solutions that improve the safety and productivity of the modern day workforce.

Good Health & Well-being
Decent work & Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Practical Information

Initiative of

Health and Safety of the workforce through Workforce Augmentation.

The Competition connects solutions to partners to improve the health and safety of the workforce through Workforce Augmentation.



Big data, AI, ML


Voice & Gesture control

Extended reality



SDG Goals





Workforce Augmentation Competition Startups Winners

In every challenge and event, startups who prove their potential and beat the challenge become the winners. We believe these startups from around the world are heroes for what they try to achieve with their innovations.

"By winning the Get in the Ring competition LifeSense Group has transformed the largest women’s health secret, into the largest spoken solution.”

Julia van Zanten, LifeSense Group: solving urinary incontinence for women through wearable technology

Our Workforce Augmentation Superconnectors

Jørgen de Kock

Directeur Projecten Heijmans Utiliteit

Rudolf de Bruijn

Director Health & Safety DAF Trucks NV

Shirin Sancheti

Principal & Head of Finance Aditya Birla Group, Innovation Fund (Startup Investment Fund)

Guillaume Bazouin

Head of Startup and Intrapreneurship Programs Leonard

Julien Fredonie

Head of Strategic Venture Partnerships Europe Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH

Jonathan Bainée

External Venturing Project Manager Saint-Gobain

Rafael Aldon

Investor & Advisor VenturesOne

Fabien Tertois

Head of Innovation Bolloré Logistics Singapore

Axel Tan Chun Wee

General Manager SMRT Ventures

Elton Fong

Vice President PSA UNBOXED

Marco Placidi

Investment Manager Halma plc

Bhavik Thakker

Head of Digital Business Royal IHC

Initiative of

The Workforce Augmentation Competition is hosted by Unknown Group together with industry partners to find the most promising solution for today's Workforce Augmentation challenges. Via the competition startups get the opportunity to prove their solution and beat the challenge.


Workforce Augmentation Competition is part of

Global Meetup 2021

Global Meetup 2021


The virtual Global Meetup 2021 will bring the most promising startups from all corners of the world together with corporate partners, policy makers and investors for three days full of networking, deal making sessions and partnership meetings.