The SME Instrument business acceleration services have kicked-off and the first event with Corporates could not have started better.
A selected group of 14 SME Instrument top innovators had the opportunity to pitch their business cases, receive feedback and network with top managers of the global leader in industrial technology ABB, share experiences with the incubated start-ups of the ABB's innovation hub SynerLeap and learn about the state-of-the-art applied research in robotics, industrial automation and energy at the famous ABB Corporate research center in Västerås (Sweden).
Àngel Verdú, managing director of SME Instrument-funded company WATTABIT, commented just after the event: "It has been a great experience. It is not easy to reach the top managers of such a big corporate as ABB and thanks to the SME Instrument we had all the doors opened. We talked about access to market and partnership and we had a good feedback, let's hope we carry on with a relationship".
For John Meagher, business development director of Nova innovation "Being able to connect with one of the world's leading innovators is a real privilege. Understanding ABB's desire to engage with SMEs to facilitate growth was both enlightening and inspiring."
The Vice President and Head of ABB technology ventures, Dr. Kurt Kaltenegger, summarised in the closure ceremony: "It has been a great day, the selection of companies has been fantastic and all of them are of interest for ABB. We need more ambitious entrepreneurs in Europe who are ready to think big".
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The SME Instrument innovators selected were:
- CARL Software.
- CYBERNETICA AS.
- DEXMA SENSORS, SL.
- LeydenJar Technologies BV.
- NOVA INNOVATION LTD.
- OTECHOS AS.
- Pôle Position Optimisation Services and Tools.
- REMONI ApS.
- Starcounter AB.
- SunOyster Systems GmbH.
- ZapGo Ltd.