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EPoSS awards start-ups from the field of "Smart Electronic Systems"!

As part of the EPoSS Annual Forum 2021, a competition for start-ups (company founded after January 1, 2018 with innovative business idea, product or service and high growth potential) and young innovators will take place on October 6, 2021. Under the working title "EPoSS Start-up Award", the participants will present their innovations (in early or mature stages of development), concepts, ideas or business cases. Pitches must relate to smart systems technologies for different application areas, such as manufacturing technologies, energy, mobility, flexible electronics, wearables, food, agriculture or medical technology.

The jury consists of EPoSS experts from industry and research as well as national funding organizers; they will select those submissions that can present at the forum in October (power point with up to 10 slides).  After the presentation, the jury will assume the role of a potential business partner, interview the participants accordingly, and select and award prizes to the most innovative and promising ideas. In addition, the participants can approach the members of the jury as mentors to get valuable advice on how to improve the concepts and business, if necessary.

Entry forms are available at and must be submitted to EPoSS by August 31, 2021 (contact(at)  The start-ups participating in the final round will receive a certificate and a voucher to promote one of their products with the EPoSS Trademark for free.

EPoSS, the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration, is an industry-driven policy initiative that defines R&D and innovation needs and policy requirements related to smart systems integration and integrated micro- and nanosystems.




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