That's the title that the winner of the Elektor Start-up Games, held during the the Electronics & Applications (E&A) trade fair in Utrecht last week, has managed to scoop up.
That's the title that the winner of the Elektor Start-up Games, held during the the Electronics & Applications (E&A) trade fair in Utrecht last week, has managed to scoop up. Eight Start-ups competed not only for this lofty title, but also for the nice marketing budget and an entry ticket to electronica, The world's largest trade fair for electronics engineers that is held every two years in Munich (the next one is in November 2020).
Great variety on offer
The participants were expected to convince the jury of the merits of their project, based on clear performance. Not only the best technical aspects were important, but also commercial viability and sustainability were of importance. The projects that were presented ranged from connected children's toys to industrial energy management, and from 3D printing with metal to the cooling of future stacked-microprocessors.
In addition to the jury, the independent visitors to the trade fair also showed much interest in the Start-ups and their products, so that in the end everyone could look back at a successful event.
And the winners are...
Best Start-up in the Benelux: Arkite with "Human Interface Mate"
Second place: ValCUN with "Disruptive Metal 3D Print Technology"
Third place: Incooling with "2-phase CO2 Cooling at High Pressure"
Until next time!
Elektor thanks all the Start-ups for their participation and wish them much success for the future. We are also thankful to the sponsors for their dedication and contributions to the event.