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Start Up the Science Presents: Innovative Battery Challenge & AdMaCom 2020

We've been getting many questions about our upcoming programs - the Innovative Battery Technologies Challenge and AdMaCom 2020! 

What better way to bring you all the information about these programs than to tell you ourselves? In this short, short episode, Antonia, Christina and Chris bring you information about the upcoming programs.

Here are some key points and links:

Open Innovation Challenge for Innovative Battery Technologies

INAM on behalf of GOOD STUFF Ventures and HOYER Handel GmbH are looking for innovative battery technologies to create a cordless and sustainable hair dryer. 

For details, product requirements and more visit:

Applications are open from now until 24 July 2020 on F6S:

To learn more about GOOD STUFF Ventures:

Learn more about HOYER Handel GmbH:

This is an amazing opportunity to work with an established system supplier and to try out your technology in a real product that is headed to market!

AdMaCom 2020

This will be the 5th edition of AdMaCom, the Accelerator for startups with novel technologies in Advanced Materials. 

For the past 4 years, we invited startups to join us in Berlin for the program, but this year will be a little different: AdMaCom 2020 will be online, making it easier for startups from anywhere in the world to participate. We will be selecting 10+ startups to join our intensive 2-week program and learn how to take their innovative technologies to the next level. 

For information about eligibility, the timeline, the program and more, visit

Applications are open now until the very end of July on F6S:

To get an idea of what kind of startups have taken part of our past programs, check out our pages of our past AdMaComs:

If you have any further questions about either of the two programs, please feel free to email us at We will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can! 

Also, if you know anyone who might be a good fit for either of these programs, share this podcast with them and refer them to us! 

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