MOTIONLAB.BERLIN

MOTIONLAB.BERLIN

MAKEUP INDUSTRIAL TECH PROGRAM

MAKEUP INDUSTRIAL TECH

MAKEUP INDUSTRIAL TECH

WHAT IS IT ABOUT

We specialize in incubating early-stage startups that make a physical product with a software component (hardtech). With the MakeUp Industrial Tech accelerator, we accelerate and invest in startups that want to optimise the manufacturing industry using the following technologies:

Software and Hardware (Hardtech)

Industrial IoT
(IIOT)

Artificial Intelligence
(AI)

Robotics &
Cobots

Additive Manufactoring (3D printing)

Software and Hardware (Hardtech)

Industrial IoT (IIOT)

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Robotics & Cobots

Additive Manufactoring (3D printing)

The program combines a 100,000€ investment, 8 months of acceleration, and a network of mentors, experts, engineers, designers and experienced founders who will work closely with you to propel your startup. Our goal is to accompany you in:
  • developing your high fidelity prototype and/or MVP
  • securing first customers by developing a solid and market-ready business model
  • securing your next hardtech investment
The program combines a 100,000€ investment, 8 months of acceleration, and a network of mentors, experts, engineers, designers and experienced founders who will work closely with you to propel your startup. Our goal is to accompany you in:
  • developing your high fidelity prototype and/or MVP
  • securing first customers by developing a solid and market-ready business model
  • securing your next hardtech investment

APPLICATION CLOSED!

Thanks for all the amazing applications.

Next steps: We are currently in the final selection round where finalists will pitch in front of our esteemed Jury, the BIG and LAT. The official announcement of the the results is expected on 11.10.2022.

HOW TO ACCELERATE YOUR IDEA

PROGRAM PERKS

50.000 € in cash

After finishing the 2-month incubation phase we will invest 50.000€ in cash in your team for further growth. 

50.000 € in services

You focus on product and team development, we take care for the rest. Patents, certification, location, machinery and everything you need. 

Customers & Investors

Focus of the program is to attract both customers and investors within the 8 months. For this we offer you access to an exclusive network.

Office & coworking space

You get your own office and manufacturing in our two main locations in Berlin Marzahn and Alt-Treptow.

Events & promotion

Together we strengthen your brand through public appearances, trade show tickets and marketing campaigns.

Machines & workshops

Full access to high-end prototyping machinery to build your physical product. Over 20+ high-end machine workshops.

Stage I

Application

Stage II

Selection

Stage III

Program

Stage IV

Demo Day

PHASE I

Application

Phase II

Selection

Phase III

Program

Phase IV

Demo Day

Our goal is to accompany you from the idea to the market. For this we developed a 8 month accelerator program + 1 year follow up support. You focus on product und company growth, we take care for the rest.

1. Startup program application

Apply from 01/06/2022 until  12/08/2022 23:59 pm to join the program.

Apply over the f6s portal. The application should not take more than 20 min to complete. Please remember to upload your current pitch deck and short video introducing your team.

2. Startup program selection

Our selection phase is divided into three rounds. The decision will be on 05/09/2022

Round 1: General selection of top 25 startup teams.

Round 2: Interview with the MotionLab.Berlin experts

Round 3: Hybrid pitching event in front of distinguished jury

3. Program start & project phase

Batch #1 starts on 04.10.2022 and ends on 31.05.2023

The program is divided into 3 phases: 

  • 2 months incubation phase
  • 6 months accelerator phase
  • 12 months Follow-up support

2-month ideation and exploration followed by a 6-month acceleration and growth phase. Participating startups will need to pass pre-defined milestones in order to receive the cash investment after the 2-month ideation and exploration phase. The milestones are defined at the beginning of the program with your coaches and advisors. The Go or No-Go decision (see graphic below) is dependent on the successful achievement of the milestones defined together with coaches and advisors at the beginning of the program. The cash investment will only be made if the startup passes the go or no-go decision.

4. Demo Day + 12 months follow up support

All your hard work not only needs to be celebrated, but also shown to potential investors, customers, potential corporate partners and more. That’s why we’re already looking forward to Demo Day on 05/25/2023 – the big pitch and networking event! But even the best products need time to become successful and your success is the most important thing for us. Therefore, we will accompany you for another 12 months in our locations Berlin Marzahn and Alt-Treptow.

During both phases the following topics are covered:

Phase 1: Rapid prototyping

Phase 2: Business growth

  • Prototyping on a budget
  • Introduction to prototyping machinery (3D printers, lasercutters, CNC, PCB machines and more)
  • Develop look-like and work-like prototypes
  • Understand product wireframes
  • Understand engineering specifications (certifications, patents, regulations)
  • Go-To-Market: Prepare for product launch
  • Stakeholders: How to approach Manufacturers & Suppliers

 

  • Know your market
  • Define your value proposition and customer persona
  • Go-To-Market: Pricing Strategy
  • Go-To-Market: Financing and Investment Strategy
  • Pitching 101: From elevator to investor pitches
  • Branding 101
  • Legal Frameworks

Phase 1: Rapid prototyping

  • Prototyping on a budget
  • Introduction to prototyping machinery (3D printers, lasercutters, CNC, PCB machines and more)
  • Develop look-like and work-like prototypes
  • Understand product wireframes
  • Understand engineering specifications (certifications, patents, regulations)
  • Go-To-Market: Prepare for product launch
  • Stakeholders: How to approach Manufacturers & Suppliers

 

Phase 2: Business growth

  • Know your market
  • Define your value proposition and customer persona
  • Go-To-Market: Pricing Strategy
  • Go-To-Market: Financing and Investment Strategy
  • Pitching 101: From elevator to investor pitches
  • Branding 101
  • Legal Frameworks

LETS CHANGE

THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY​​

LET'S CHANGE THE

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Within our makeup industrial tech program we are looking for technologies that are:
  • restructuring the manufacturing supply and value chain with solutions such as IIoT, robots and cobots that utilise new sustainable methods and automisations within industrial manufacturing
  • improving the effectiveness of industrial IoT devices/hardware used at the core of manufacturing processes
  • improving the effectiveness and efficiency within network infrastructure for rail and industrial manufacturing
  • development of new industrial tech solutions that utilise robotics, sensors, cobots, AI and IIoT applications for new hardware devices
We are looking for technologies that are:
  • restructuring the manufacturing supply and value chain with solutions such as IIoT, robots and cobots that utilise new sustainable methods and automisations within industrial manufacturing

  • improving the effectiveness of industrial IoT devices/hardware used at the core of manufacturing processes

  • improving the effectiveness and efficiency within network infrastructure for rail and industrial manufacturing

  • development of new industrial tech solutions that utilise robotics, sensors, cobots, AI and IIoT applications for new hardware devices

MAKEUP INDUSTRIAL TECH PROGRAM

APPLICATION CONDITIONS

YOUR PROGRAM ADVISORY TEAM

Our Advisory Team is a select group of passionate entrepreneurs, founders, techies, engineers and industry experts who will guide you throughout the program to develop your product faster and cheaper as well as open doors to industry contacts.

Portrait of Katrin Robeck the Managing Director at Berlin.Industrial.Group
Katrin Robeck
Managing Director
B.I.G. Corporate Services
#finance #investment #services
Portrait of Senior Technology Manager Matthias Nawrocki at Gnerator powered by GIRA
Matthias Nawrocki
Senior Technologiemanager
Gnerator powered by GIRA
#industry #iot #investment
Portrait of Ulf Oestermann the quarterback at Start-a-Factory from Fraunhofer IZM
Ulf Oestermann
Quarterback
Fraunhofer IZM – Start-a-Factory
#manufacturing #electronics
Portrait of Larissa Zeichhardt the CEO at LAT
Larissa Zeichhardt
CEO
LAT Funkanlagen- Service GmbH
#rail #business #network
Portrait of Katrin Robeck the Managing Director at Berlin.Industrial.Group
Katrin Robeck
Managing Director
B.I.G. Corporate Services
#finance #investment #services
Portrait of Senior Technology Manager Matthias Nawrocki at Gnerator powered by GIRA

Matthias Nawrocki
Senior Technologiemanager
Gnerator powered by GIRA
#industry #iot #investment

Portrait of Ulf Oestermann the quarterback at Start-a-Factory from Fraunhofer IZM
Ulf Oestermann
Quarterback
Fraunhofer IZM – Start-a-Factory
#manufacturing #electronics
Portrait of Larissa Zeichhardt the CEO at LAT
Larissa Zeichhardt
CEO
LAT Funkanlagen- Service
#rail #business #network
Portrait of the chairman of the board of IoT+ Network Falco Schütt
Falco Schütt
Chairman of the Board
IoT+ Network
#iot #marketing #dataeconomy
Portrait from Sales Manager at mark3d David Schlawer

David Schlawer
Senior Director Marketing Europe
Mark3D
#3dprint #marketing #industry

Portrait of co-founder of Gefertec Georg Fischer
Georg Fischer
Co-Founder
Gefertec
#3dprint #metal #founder
Igor Haschke
Gründer und Inhaber
Berlin.Industrial.Group
#agile #industry #founder
Portrait of the chairman of the board of IoT+ Network Falco Schütt

Falco Schütt
Chairman of the Board
IoT+ Network
#iot #marketing #dataeconomy

Portrait from Sales Manager at mark3d David Schlawer

David Schlawer
Senior Director Marketing Europe
Mark3D
#3dprint #marketing #industry

Portrait of co-founder of Gefertec Georg Fischer

Georg Fischer
Co-Founder
Gefertec
#3dprint #metal #founder

Igor Haschke
Gründer und Inhaber
Berlin.Industrial.Group
#agile #industry #founder

MAKEUP INDUSTRIAL TECH

PARTNER

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QUESTIONS?

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Tayla Sheldrake

Program Manager

“Hardtech startups, particularly those within niche markets, face endless amounts of hurdles, one of which is access to industry experts and investors. A key advantage of this program is thus the strong focus to connect the program participants with industry experts, strong corporate players and hardtech investors. I am confident that all startups – after the successful completion of his accelerator – will have their next round of investment secured.”

Tayla Sheldrake

Program Manager

“Hardtech startups, particularly those within niche markets, face endless amounts of hurdles, one of which is access to industry experts and investors. A key advantage of this program is thus the strong focus to connect the program participants with industry experts, strong corporate players and hardtech investors. I am confident that all startups – after the successful completion of his accelerator – will have their next round of investment secured.”

“A key advantage of this program is the strong focus to connect the participants with industry experts, strong corporate players and hardtech investors. I am confident that all startups will have their next round of investment secured, after this program.”

If you have any further questions or want to get a better understanding of the program, ask our program leads any questions you have pertaining to the program fit, structure and application process. Just book an online session (30 minutes) now!

MAKEUP INDUSTRIAL TECH

PROGRAM FAQ

MotionLab.Berlin is a Hardtech Innovation Hub in Berlin / Treptow. We combine Berlin’s largest machinery for prototyping with coworking and community. With access to our 3D printers, CNC milling machines and lasers, we give your hardware idea the optimal environment for successful realization.

With us at MotionLab.Berlin you will gain a clear competitive advantage through faster product development and reduced costs. Find out more on our website.

You can apply for the MakeUp Industrial Tech accelerator if all of the following requirements are met:

  • Your idea is hardtech focused and provides solutions for a sustainable manufacturing
  • You currently reside in Berlin or plan to move to Berlin
  • You are a team of 2 or 3 people who can commit full time to the program
  • You can work full time on the development of your startup

You can apply via our application portal here.

Your startup should be in the early prototyping phase. You should already have a low fidelity prototype and proven customer validation.

Especially in the first years it is important to focus on a very specific customer group and market and grow from there. We have specialized in markets in the industry with a volume of about 500m €.

No. The program will predominantly require physical attendance at MotionLab.Berlin. At MotionLab.Berlin you will have access to an exclusive accelerator program office as well as high end prototyping labs to work from. 

Some sessions may be held online. It is highly dependent on the COVID 19 regulations.

Our main partners LAT and B.I.G. play a central role in this program. Their support pertains to: 

  • Supporting the review of startup applications and selecting the 6 industrial tech startups
  • Providing advice, mentorship and networking opportunities
  • Potential to provide pilot opportunities
  • Potential to provide investment during or after the program

We only invest in long-term cooperation. In return, we provide 100,000€ per startup and receive between 5 % and  8% company shares.

All workshops will be held in English. It is therefore required that you and your team are able to communicate in English. Speaking German is a benefit.

Yes, if your team fulfills all all application requirements you may apply again for batch #2. Follow us on Social Media and you won’t miss our second Batch in 2023!

After the successful completion of the program, participants receive a 12-month Alumni MotionLab.Berlin membership for free. This allows them to make use of the MotionLab.Berlin hardtech network and services, and thereby enables them to continue their startup development.

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