Competition announced for machine, robot startup companies

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced a call for startup companies in robotics, machine vision and motion control to enter the Automate Launch Pad Competition and eight semifinalists will be invited to the Automate 2017 show at Chicago in April.
By The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) January 25, 2017

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced a call for startup companies in robotics, machine vision and motion control to enter the Automate Launch Pad Competition. The Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition seeks out startup companies looking to generate awareness of their technology and find new sources of funding.

Eligible companies include those in the automation space (robotics, vision, motion control, etc.) that were founded in the last five years; raised less than US $2 million since creation; and are not affiliated with a larger group. Eight semi-finalist companies will be invited to participate in the competition at Automate 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago on April 3, where they will have three minutes to pitch their technology to a panel of investors and automation experts.

All semi-finalists will also be provided booth space on the Automate show floor, putting them in front of an expected audience of over 20,000 automation professionals, investors, scientists and journalists. The Automate Launch Pad Competition call for submissions and application form can be found on the Automate 2017 web site. Deadline for applications is February 17, 2017.

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

www.a3automate.com 

– Edited from an A3 press release by CFE Media. A3 is a CFE Media content partner. See more Control Engineering robotics stories.