A*STAR Advanced Manufacturing Startup Challenge 2022

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StartupX is partnering with Advanced Remanufacturing & Technology Centre (ARTC) to recruit global, high-potential startups for the A*STAR Advanced Manufacturing Startup Challenge 2022. This challenge was launched at the Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology 2021, with the aim to drive innovation in the advanced manufacturing sector centering on Automation 4.0 technologies with the potential to address the following industry challenges. 

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About The Programme


01

Smart Packaging

How can we intelligently perform order picking and packaging in a smart, efficient, and accurate manner?

02

Smart Manufacturing

How might we optimize the planning of production lines so that it is flexible, agile, and sustainable in the long-run?

03

Smart Inspection

How might we automatically capture a 360-degree image of industrial manufacturing components sufficient enough for smart inspection?

With the manpower crunch and increased personalisation required across production lines, demand for automation solutions is on the rise and this marks the future of manufacturing. Be part of the solution and join us to gain the opportunity to work with top global corporations, leverage Singapore's government networks, resources and tools to drive solution development and adoption. 

Programme Highlights


Exclusive access to top global corporates, resources, and tools

Exclusive access to top global corporates, resources, and tools

Winning team of each challenge statement will be offered a 2 year ARTC membership. Top 2 teams of each challenge statement will be awarded S$100,000 in A*STAR Innovation Voucher, and provided access to A*STAR’ s scientists and engineers, technology resources and facilities for prototyping, and co-innovate solutions with corporate partners. 

Global profiling to key industry stakeholders

Global profiling to key industry stakeholders

Gain the opportunity to showcase solutions to industry leaders and corporates at the Pitch Day, and receive first-hand feedback from top industry leaders before commercialisation of products.

Receive funding, mentorship, and dedicated support

Receive funding, mentorship, and dedicated support

The winner of each challenge will have the opportunity to embark on a 4-month accelerator programme, be mentored by industry experts, and leverage on A*STAR and ARTC’s facilities and resources to engage in POC development. 1st prize winner for each challenge will receive S$50,000 in prize money, to further their development. 

Amazing prizes await the winning teams to provide further support for their development.

Prizes


Cash prize of SGD 50,000 & 2 Year ARTC Membership

This will be awarded to the winning team of each challenge statement.

SGD 100,000 A*STAR Innovation Voucher & 4-Month Accelerator Programme

This will be awarded to the top 2 teams of each challenge statement.

Global Showcase Opportunity & Mentorship By Industry Leaders

This will be awarded to the top 2 teams of each challenge statement.

We are inviting startups from across the globe who are ready to scale up and expand further in Southeast Asia, with solutions that have the potential to tackle industry pain-points outlined above.

Who Should Join


Have a commercialized solution

Startups should have a ready-deployable solution, with demonstrated capacity to be scaled across the region.

Strong interest to expand from Singapore

As pilots with corporate partners will be conducted primarily in Singapore, applicants should have strong interest and ability to engage in POC development here.

Strong product-market fit

To display strong relevance and ability to address industry challenges.

We are appreciative of the support of the following ecosystem partners that have come alongside us on this journey, to pave the future of manufacturing.

Community Partners


Ampersand

Startup Network

Action Community For Entrepreneurship

Nordic Innovation House

she1K

Business Startup Support Centre

National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster

WHub

Sunway iLabs

General Assembly

Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC)

We are glad to have the following partners on-board, to drive innovation within the advanced manufacturing sector.

Corporate Partners


P&G

P&G

MiRXES

MiRXES

Omni Mold

Omni Mold

Kennametal

Kennametal

Timeline


28 Jan 2022 (16:00 SGT)

Submission Deadline

18 Feb 2022

Announcement Of Finalists

2 March 2022

1-1 Session with Corporate Partners

11 Mar 2022

Pitch Day

Apr 2022

Start of 4 month accelerator for winning teams

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