Association for Advancing Automation reports call for 2019 Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), a worldwide supporter for the advantages of automating, reported a call for new companies in robotics, machine vision and movement control to enter the 2019 Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition. The challenge gives the industry’s most inventive youthful organizations the opportunity to strive for a $10,000 money grant and the spotlight at the Automate 2019 Show and Conference—a grandstand dedicated to automation industry trends, leading-edge technology and business innovation, occurring April 8-11 in Chicago, Illinois. Entry deadline is January 31.

“Startups continue to play a critical role in the ongoing development of automation technology, and this competition lets us identify and support them by providing a cash award while getting them in front of industry leaders, potential partners and investors that can help them along the way,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of A3.

Organizations entering the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition momust have launched in the last five years, raised under $5 million since creation and not be associated with a bigger group. Seven finalists will seek the best $10,000 prize at Automate 2019 on April 10 at 3:00pm, where they will have three minutes to pitch their innovation answer for a panel of judges. All finalists will likewise be granted 10 ft. x 10 ft. booth space at Automate, allowing them the chance to engage with more than 20,000 expected participants. Past champs incorporate Apellix (2017) for its software-controlled aerial robotics and Soft Robotics (2015) for its innovative gripping solution.

Concentrated on the theme of Win the Future, Automate 2019 will investigate how automation secures an organization’s success in a technologically fast-paced world where artificial intelligence (AI), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart manufacturing, collaborative robots (cobots), machine vision and other innovations are quickly moving the dynamic of the present manufacturing. Participants registering for both the show and conference get free access to the show floor.