The IDTechEx Launchpad is an exciting new area in the exhibition that will feature live demonstrations of innovative and emerging products from early stage companies covering:
The IDTechEx Launchpad will give researchers and young companies the ability to demonstrate their state-of-the-art technologies to over 3,000 people at this international event. It is FREE for eligible researchers and companies to participate. Spaces are limited to 10 table-top displays, which will be featured in the exhibition hall, alongside an estimated 220 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 4 sqm exhibit space will include a counter, 2 chairs, 1 electric point, wifi, exhibitor nameboard 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 recognise that it can be difficult for very small companies or research organisations to show their big advances in the traditional manner of exhibiting where no budget may be assigned. The IDTechEx Launchpad will give such entities the ability to reach the international audience, and for the community to see the state-of-the-art systems.
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 26 January. Successful selected entrants will be notified on 2 February and will need to confirm their participation by 9 February.