Subcon, the UK's premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show, has today revealed the six finalists for the inaugural Launchpad and Launchpad Awards. The Launchpad aims to propel manufacturing and engineering-based start-ups by giving them a platform to share their innovations with thousands of professionals with the power to guide them to success.
The finalists are being given a free stand in the Launchpad area, as well as entered into the inaugural Launchpad Awards. Each exhibitor will be asked to present their innovation on stage to a panel of expert judges and the winner will receive an £8,000 prize package.
From a diverse range of entries, the six start-ups chosen are:
“There is an undeniable high-technology flavour to a lot of these start-ups,” said Subcon event director Gordon Kirk. “But it is clear they are all grounded in specific, real-world applications. Bringing the latest technology to bear on existing issues is one of the hallmarks of a promising entrepreneurial venture and I am sure we will have a tough time judging the presentations.”
Launchpad head judge Jon Excell added: “The profile these start-ups will secure and the exposure to engineering leaders and investment decision-makers is invaluable. But most of all, I am excited to see what the future of UK engineering holds and what is being developed right now, in labs and business across the country.”
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