Meet the 5 startups who have been shortlisted for Accelerate the Future Challenge 2021! These amazing start-ups and scale-ups from all over the world were selected as finalists of the program based on their innovative technologies within Smart Factory, Mobility & Logistics and Smart Factory. Learn more below about how each of these companies is changing these industries.

Accerion (Netherlands)

Accerion builds positioning systems for mobile robots in intralogistics. With Accerion’s sub-mm accurate positioning robot fleets can run with fewer vehicles, save floor space and unlocking new applications.

Augmentus (Singapore)

Augmentus is an AI-robotics platform used by the world’s leading robotics and advanced manufacturing companies. We offer a no-code and fully-integrated programming software that enables anyone, even those with no robotic experience, to program dynamic industrial robots in minutes. Our proprietary technology incorporates algorithms to enable automated robot path generation and an intuitive graphical interface that eliminates the need for coding and CAD files in robot teaching.


HACARUS INC. provides big insights from small data, and has since its founding in 2014 supplied solutions in 100+ AI projects. Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan and backed by Osaka Gas and Miyako Capital (Kyoto University) among others, Its flagship module, SPECTRO is an AI powered visual inspection tool for defect and anomaly detection, enabling workers across automotive, electronics, construction & precision manufacturing make better and faster decisions, based on data driven insights.

Trinckle (Germany)

The berlin-based company Trinckle develops software for the age of additive manufacturing/ 3D printing. Trinckle’s core offering, paramate, automates design processes and provides a platform for advanced product configuration. Paramate enables customer-specific adaptations of any product or part – whether it be prostheses tailored to the patient, mechanically optimized industrial components like end-of-arm grippers, low-volume jigs and fixtures or personalized lifestyle products.

ZeroKey (Canada)

ZeroKey offers Hyper-accurate 3D localization sensor technology. 25+ patents. 1.5mm accuracy – 100x more accurate than prior state of the art (ultra wideband). Driving digital transformation in the fourth industrial revolution. Real time QA/QC of high finesse workflows, process optimization, workflow automation and integration, AR/VR digital twinning, AGV tracking, etc.