MOTIONLAB.BERLIN

MOTIONLAB.BERLIN

PROGRAMS

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

LETS CHANGE THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY​

THROUGH

LET'S CHANGE THE

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

THROUGH:

Internet of things

Artificial Intelligence

Robotic & Cobots

Additive Manufacturing

Internet of things

Artificial Intelligence

Robotic & Cobots

Additive Manufacturing

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

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. 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. 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

PROGRAM