As we already know, additive manufacturing is one of the fastest-growing technologies, and startups play a critical role in its development – as the centers of innovation – creating employment and directly impacting applications. To foster the development of startups in India, Asia, and the Middle East, AM Chronicle has launched the 3D Printing Startup Challenge, in partnership with AM Ventures and ASTM International, which will be held at the AMTech Expo 2022, in Hyderabad, India.
“Excited to be collaborating with AM Ventures and ASTM International on this initiative to provide a platform for startups from India, Middle East, and Asia to showcase and pitch their ideas to a group of focused investors and the industry stakeholders,” said Aditya Chandavarkar, Managing Editor at AM Chronicle.
The Startup Challenge is open to startups that are either developing 3D printing technology, or using it for cutting-edge applications. Startups can enter the challenge by filling out the entry form if they are registered in India, the Middle East, or Asia and have not been in operation for more than five years.
“The AM space is evergreen where we continuously see innovations with cross-technology innovation as the latest trend. We are excited to support the AM Startup Challenge and explore opportunities to help startups grow in Asia,” said Alex Liu, Head of Additive Manufacturing Programs, Asia Region, at ASTM International.
The AMTech Expo will take place at Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, on 2-3 December 2022. The main aim of the Startup Challenge is to provide the startups with industrial exposure. The event will also allow the startups to pitch their ideas to a group of investors and stakeholders.
“India is one of the world’s fastest growing and largest economies, and I cannot imagine the AM industry growing without this market. I’ve already seen a lot of AM-related innovations taking place in the region, and I can’t wait to learn more,” said Sangmin Lee, Regional Director, Asia, at AM Ventures.