Presentations, speed dating, food, factory tour and last but not least, machinery showcase by train at Väderstad, during IndX pitch day. A day where both corporate partners and innovative startups came together to exchange knowledge and explore the potential for collaborative ventures that could potentially lead to something bigger.
What’s even more exciting is the global impact that IndX has achieved over the past year. We had the privilege of listening to six companies present their ideas, with representation from Italy, Germany and Sweden.
The theme of the day revolved around autonomy , and we had the opportunity to delve into a wide array of topics:
Travelling from Germany, 36Zero Vision, showcased how their technology can guarantee quality through automatic visual inspections, bridging the gap between hardware and software-defined self-service solutions.
Flying in from Italy, EYE4NIR introduced a technology which have the potential to revolutionize multiple industries by enabling detection of both visible and SWIR light at the low cost of a visible device.
Recalm demonstrated an intriguing concept – the ability to cancel noise without the need for headphones, while ChainTraced presented digital supply chain traceability solutions within the metallic value chain.
Ekobot introduced their autonomous precision robots designed to work tirelessly in the field day and night, while the German company Arcware showcased how interactive 3D web experiences could engage the audience further.
Trying out a new concept for the pitch day, speed dating was added to the schedule where the startups could sit down and get into deeper discussions with the representatives from our corporate partners to gain valuable feedback and ways to move forward.
Simultant to speed dating, two factory tours by train and a machine show runned by Bo Stark, third generation of the Stark family who are the owners of the family-run company Väderstad AB, were arranged.
With IndX acting as a valuable network for startups, Per-Arne Wikström, Head of Office of Science & Innovation, Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi and Tobias Petrini from Business Finland, were invited and took part in fruitful discussions with particiapants, potentially opening new doors to their international market.
See without being seen
Following these inspiring startup presentations, Saab unveiled the next IndX challenge that will take center stage at the upcoming pitch day in November. The challenge centers around the need to discreetly observe challenging terrains without detection, requiring innovative communication tools and technologies to help them maintain their position on the market.