sematicon AG is No. 2 in the category Industry 4.0 in the final of the German Startup Cup!
sematicon AG became No. 2 in the category “Industry 4.0” at the final of the German Startup-Cup. The final took place on 14 June 2021 in front of approximately 150 viewers.
The “Industry 4.0” Cup was awarded by GFFT for the first time in the season 20/21. The event series started with the first of four preliminary rounds on 7 December 2020. A total of 16 innovative startups were invited to present themselves. Originally the final was planned to be a live-event at CODE_n in Stuttgart, however, it had to be realised digitally due to current events. The four best startups from the preliminary rounds and the two semi finals moved on to the final.
Startups in the final:
- sematicon AG , represented by Michael Walser
- Peakboard GmbH, represented by Nina Berger
- ai-omatic solutions GmbH, represented by Felix Kraft
- FORMHAND Automation GmbH, represented by Dr.-Ing. Christian Löchte
In our short pitch we were happy to highlight the advantages of se.MIS™ to industrial businesses. The main focus of attention was on prevention and isolation of production networks as well as on automated documentation and access consolidation to various machine networks.
After the pitches the jury experts took their time to examine closely all the used technology, business plans and founder teams.
- Christian Lorenz, Managing Director, CODE_n GmbH
- Stefan Walter, Senior Vice President Digital Platforms, msg systems ag
- Jörg Wicik, Head of Digital Innovation & DPP/IC Partner Management, Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
- Thomas Luft, VP Eng. Process Management and Systems, Voith Group
After the jury voting, both startups were invited to answer to questions the audience chose. The audience chose the following 3 questions:
- What is the biggest challenge for your startup in the future?
- What is new and innovative about your technology?
- How and when did you come up with the idea to your startup?
sematicon AG is a Munich-based company focusing on information security and cryptography in industry, electronics and the (I)IoT-world. We combine decades of experience from these fields and open up new horizons, breaking with a dogma of the IT industry: security does not always have to be complicated. User-friendliness and system security are our top priorities and are not mutually exclusive.
With our specialised and highly motivated team, we are facing up to the current challenges of Industry 4.0. The solutions we have developed make it possible to access industrial plants securely and to ensure the integrity, authenticity and security of digital data and processes. Our innovative solutions are so far unique on the market.
We are your reliable partner for all questions regarding secure Industry 4.0 and (I)IoT „Made in Germany“.
About the German Startup Cup
The non-profit association GFFT e.V. organises the German Startup-Cup annually. Innovative technology start-ups that were founded in 2015 or later and whose business focus is based on a new technology can participate. In the pre-selection process, a large number of start-ups (>50) were screened to see if they met the entry requirements. The winners of the respective categories will be determined by public voting.
The competition is intended to contribute to the topic of innovation being given greater importance in Germany and to improve the conditions for the development of future-oriented technologies. In order to draw more attention to the technology startup sector, various aspects of sport such as cup rounds, tables and finals will be transfered to the world of startups.