OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE:
JULY - NOVEMBER 2019
ADVANCED FABRICS STARTUPS TO IMPROVE
AIRBAGS AND SEATBELTS.
MEET THE FINALISTS
At the Innovation Challenge hosted by INAM, a great number of Startups presented interesting and innovative ideas. Product and concept ideas emerged that far exceeded the task we had originally set. On this basis, collaborations were initiated in various forms and solutions were jointly developed for direct use in our products.
Lukas Scholz, EMEA Safety Innovations
The brief: 2 Categories
LIGHT & STRONG FABRICS
Weight and size are critical for any automotive product. Today’s airbag fabric is a highly specialised and strong material, but there is always room for improvement. If your startup works on strong and light-weight yarns or fabrics or foils to replace fabrics, this challenge is for you. That includes everything from raw materials to manufacturing processes.
The second field we are interested in is smart fabrics. That means fabrics that have additional integrated active or passive functionality. Examples: power generation/transfer/storage, human interface elements, sensing/transmission functionality, shape memory functionality. If your startup works on special materials, individual components, integration or manufacturing processes in this field, this is the challenge for you.
The challenge is open to any university research group, research center and startup.
You have developed an innovative and disruptive technology or a combination of existing technologies in Advanced Fabrics (Light & Strong Fabrics or Smart Fabrics). That includes everything from raw materials to manufacturing processes.
You would like to collaborate with a large company on a pilot project, contributing to the development of the next generation of airbags and/or seatbelts.
APPLICATIONS: 1 JULY - 14 OCT 2019
SELECTION: 14 OCT - 30 OCT 2019
PRESENTATION: 12 NOV 2019
(5-7 SELECTED PROJECTS @ COMPANY'S HQ)
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: END OF NOV (1-2 PROJECTS)
Win a long-term corporate partner
A chance to work on a pilot project with a global leader in automotive safety.
Validate, grow and scale up your solution globally with us.
Technical and business mentoring.
Technical integrations for a joint proof of concept.
Note: Previous IP will be respected; if new processes in a co-development project develop, we will evaluate the distribution of the IP according to the degree of co-development and the provided knowledge.