For the seventh time, the international Formnext Start-up Challenge has recognized young enterprises from the world of additive manufacturing for their innovative business ideas and technical developments. In 2021, the winning innovations range from nano and glass 3D printing through to new medical solutions for spine patients.
They come from the following winners: Atlant 3D Nanosystems ApS (Denmark), Azul 3D (USA), Fited (USA), Print Parts (USA) and Nobula AB Sweden). This year the AM Ventures Impact Award presented at the same ceremony goes to Vispala Technologies (India).
In 2021, the quality of the start-ups and their innovations developed a step further. They boast numerous patents – some already awarded and some still pending – and promising applications. In some cases, over 50 million euros have already been poured into the young enterprises’ developments, and so it is no surprise how market-ready and promising their innovations were. They promise greater precision for 3D printing, considerably faster production or new applications, for example in medicine and aerospace.
The Formnext Start-up Challenge 2021 recognizes companies that are no more than five years old. The competition evaluates new and viable business ideas with a distinguished panel of judges consisting of prominent representatives from the realms of industry, science, media,
and investment. Like before, our Managing Director Stefanie Brickwede was proud to be a member of the jury. The international winners will present their award-winning products during Formnext in Frankfurt from November 16 to 19, 2021 and exhibit them in the Start-up Area.
The official award ceremony is to take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, on Formnext’s AM4U stage.