Deadline: OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE - ADVANCED FABRICS

Deadline: OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE - ADVANCED FABRICS

Montag, 30. September 2019

Berlin

INAM ist looking for Advanced Fabrics startups to improve Airbags and Seatbelts.

Win a pilot project and the chance for a long-term partnership with a global leader in mobility safety. Apply in just five minutes for a chance to win!

ORGANISER

A core INAM member, a global leader in mobility safety. Their core products: Airbags & Seatbelts.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.


CATEGORIES

1. Light & Strong Fabrics
Weight and size are critical for any automotive product. Today’s airbag fabric is a highly specialized 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.

2. Smart Fabrics
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.

You can participate in one or both, depending on your technology.

BENEFITS:

  • 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.

TIMELINE
Applications: 1 July - 30 Sept
Selection: 01 Oct - 30 Oct
Presentation: 12 Nov (5-7 Selected Projects @Company's Headquarters)
Winners Announced: End of Nov (1-2 Projects)

Application: https://www.inam.berlin/advanced-fabrics