PROOF OF CONCEPT PARTNER TRACK

Choose your challenge and showcase your skills.

ABOUT THE PROOF OF CONCEPT TRACK

The PoC-Track focuses on startups, tech teams, and students that will solve a specific tech challenge of one of our PoC-Partners from various backgrounds and industries. Teams can be both, incorporated startups, and non-founded tech teams, that have the goal to build a company.

Teams that choose this track have the opportunity to kickstart their business by showing investors and potential new customers, that their technological approach to solving real-world industry problems really works.

 

Pain points of a specific client can often also be found across an industry, or even in an entirely different branch. Therefore, if you can validate your solution with your PoC-Partner, you have the immediate chance to grow your business.
By working with industry experts, you will receive all the support you need to concentrate on your product and technology. Even after the 16-week program, you can continue your journey with us for an additional 8 months as a participant of our Residency Program.

Customized Coachings
Access to growth capital
Housing Support
4 Months Office Space
Industry Mentor

What we offer participants through this track

Validation with industry partner
Get investment readiness
4-month free office space
Housing support
Customized coachings
Individual industry mentor
Access to growth capital
Access to maker space

YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE

Andritz AG

Smart supplier selection

Since the selection of the supplier has a tremendous impact on important factors like the price of materials, product quality, or delivery time and costs, Andritz is looking for a tool, which not only makes the selection process of the supplier easier and more transparent for the buyer, but also provides direct recommended actions as a “digital assistant”. A solution would have relevance across various industries and branches.
Österreichische Hagelversicherung

Smart harvest prediction

Today it is possible to get a rough estimation of the wheat yield in one area by means of satellite data a few days before the start of harvest. However, this estimation for one field is not precise enough. In order to solve this challenge, Österreichische Hagelversicherung is looking for a solution that is able to calculate as many harvest quantities as possible in the fields within 14 days before harvesting, ideally without having to harvest the crop in the process. Hardware grant of € 5.000,00 available.
Primetals Technologies Austria

Digitalization of know-how and its application

Primetals Technologies is looking for teams which support the company in the development of a system, that enables the digitalization of its domain-specific know-how and to apply this know-how to data of the production facilities. Similar to the b2c-solution “If this, then that“, specific actions should be connected with concrete reactions or recommendations. The solution should find integration in the automation portfolio of Primetals Technologies as a “digital assistant”. The big advantage: A need like the one by Primetals exists across various industries and a solution has the potential to be scaled accordingly.
HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER

Data-based production efficiency in saw mills

HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER is collecting massive amounts of data while sorting and cutting timber logs in its sawmills. However, most of the produced data is not yet analyzed and applied to the processes. The goal of the challenge is to apply the data available to create a self-learning process, that enhances the efficiency of the production processes, while improving the usage of wood as a sustainable raw material.
next-incubator

AI energy future

By 2030 Austria’s energy consumption is supposed to be 100% covered by renewable energy – to reach this goal, the capacity of photovoltaics (pv) will be extended by 11 TWh. It can be expected that thousands of customers will invest in their own pv - powerplant and connect them with the public grid. #EAG At the moment, requests regarding pv feed-in respectively the connection of a pv-powerplant to the grid are dealt via an internet portal. The communication via email includes very specific questions, which generates a very high processing effort – therefore, next-incubator is looking for a solution, that enables a customer-oriented and highly efficient process for these requests, supported by AI technology.
Christof Industries

GREEN HOUSE GAS CALCULATOR FOR INTEGRATED AND SUSTAINABLE CCC SOLUTIONS

Christof Industries is strongly working in the field of circular economy. For our visionary goal, Christof Clean City (CCC) combines top-notch skills and innovative technologies for a circular economy with 100% waste recycling and upcycling. Since the optimal solutions for the individual regions and cities are very different, a flexible tool is needed which calculates and displays the GHG savings of the integrated and sustainable CCC solutions in comparison to the existing situation. The estimation of the reduction of GHG emissions must be in connection with the CCC technologies and the respective country situation. This know-how tool enables to optimize the technology concept and gives the customer an important ecological basis for decision-making.

You feel ready to take your company to the next level? Contact us.

Andritz AG

Andritz AG

As a globally operating player in the area of machinery and plant engineering, Andritz AG is collaborating with a huge number of suppliers across various markets.
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Österreichische Hagelversicherung

Österreichische Hagelversicherung

Austria’s leading insurance company for damages of crops and the country’s largest insurer of livestock.
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Primetals Technologies Austria

Primetals Technologies Austria

Primetals Technologies provides metals producers with cutting-edge, custom-tailored plant equipment and services.
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HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER

HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER

This company has grown. Growing from the roots of a family farming enterprise with close ties to the region is an established main core of responsible entrepreneurs who are making self-reliance and enthusiasm for raw timber grow ever greater.
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next-incubator

next-incubator

next-incubator is the innovation platform of Energie Steiermark.
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Christof Industries

Christof Industries

Christof Industries is strongly working in the field of circular economy. For our visionary goal, Christof Clean City (CCC) combines top-notch skills and innovative technologies.
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