IDTechEx proudly supports start-ups in many ways. Our latest initiative is an "EVES Launchpad" for Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage start-ups where they can exhibit free of charge at the large IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara on November 15-16.
The IDTechEx Launchpad will give researchers and young companies the ability to demonstrate their state-of-the-art technologies to over 3500 people at this international event. It is FREE for eligible researchers and companies to participate. Spaces are limited to 10 exhibitor places, EVES Launchpad exhibitors will be featured in the exhibition hall, alongside an estimated 225 exhibitors.
Participants should be early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government labs who will be demonstrating a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any related event topic of wearable technology, IoT, 3D printing, printed electronics, graphene, electric vehicles, sensors or energy harvesting. It can include, for example, e-textiles, smart eyewear, stretchable electronics, innovative sensor systems, flexible displays, energy harvesting powered systems, smart packaging and more.
* Previous exhibitors are not eligible to apply
The panel of judges will assess each entry application based on parameters such as technical advancement and audience interest. If accepted, each entrant will receive a free exhibitor place in the IDTechEx Launchpad zone. The 100 sq ft exhibit space will include a counter, 2 chairs, electric, and two passes to the conference and exhibition, and promotion as an IDTechEx Launchpad exhibitor. A CXO or suitably knowledgeable person of the organisation must be present at the area to demonstrate the technology during the exhibition hours. Successful applicants will need to cover their own travel and lodging cost in addition to any costs of the products shown including signage.
Why are we doing this? IDTechEx recognize that it can be difficult for very small companies or research organizations to show their big advances in the traditional manner of exhibiting where no budget may be assigned. The IDTechEx EVES Launchpad initiative will give such entities the ability to reach the international audience, and for the community to see the state-of-the-art systems. Launch your technology here.
The submission should comprise of a 2 page summary/abstract along with the application, including supporting materials. It must state which demonstrators will be shown.
The closing date for submissions is August 25th. Successful selected entrants will be notified on September 1st and will need to confirm their participation by September 8th.