Last 13 and 14 June, 96 SME Instrument companies had the opportunity to present their business cases and network with some of Europe’s largest corporates at the InQBet accelerator, Procter and Gamble’s Innovation Center in Brussels. 10 companies took the gold.
The SME Instrument Corporate Day was at P&G’s Innovation Center in Brussels and among more than 250 people in the audience, there were high-level representatives from P&G, ABInBev, DEME, GSK, Nokia, Puratos, Solvay and Cargill. Katy Fish, Chief Research and Innovation Manager Officer from P&G, also attended the event and met with some of the SME Instrument innovators present.
The event was broken down into 15 presentation sessions, covering 10 topics ranging from healthcare to circular economy and artificial intelligence. In the end, 10 companies received awards for the best presentation in each category.
Meet the 10 winning companies and the category where they took the gold:
- HPNow - Circular Economy
- Iden Biotechnology - New Chemistries
- Industrial Tomography Systems - Make it, Build it
- Laboratori Fabrici (Clairy) - Democratizing Manufacturing
- Lipp - A New Era in Food
- Nafici Environment Research - Circular Packaging
- Qarnot Computing - Smarter with Cyber
- Saftra Photonics - Check that Quality
- YouBeep - Sell it
- Technologies of Voice Interface (Voiceitt): Sick no More
You can also see all the pictures here.
Over the past year, the EIC SME Instrument Business Acceleration Services have given funded companies the opportunity to present their solutions to large corporates like ABB, Airbus, BMW and Iberdrola. For SMEs, one of the most significant obstacles to growth is getting their innovations seen by the right people at large companies. Bridging this gap is essential for fostering the growth of the next generation of European business leaders.
If you wish to attend the next Business Acceleration event, check the calendar.