Industry of the Future Challenge 2nd edition

Startups – innovate to build the industry of the future!

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Give your startup a boost by rethinking the factory of tomorrow!

Is your startup developing a technology that could transform the world of industry by improving the quality and performance of its services?
Then take part in the 2nd Industry of the Future Challenge, launched jointly by ArianeGroup, Atos and SKF!

Through this challenge, ArianeGroup, one of the global leaders in space access, Atos, the international leader in digital transformation, and SKF, the global leader in the design and manufacture of ball bearings, are once again looking to work with startups on innovations to make tomorrow’s factories smarter, the materials used more sustainable, and connected plants more secure and more human-focused.



Five prizes in seven themes

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Optimize the performance and quality of services provided by industry by putting forward your technology!


Up for grabs for the winning startups

€3,000 of prize money

This category includes the following three themes :

- The connected factory 
- People at the heart of the factory 
- Ecology in industry

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€3,000 of prize money

This category includes the following two themes :

- Cybersecurity
- Data science

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€3,000 of prize money

This category includes the following two themes :

- Materials of the future
- Processes of the future

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€6,000 of prize money

This prize will be awarded to the project with the greatest general contribution to the industry of the future in the view of ArianeGroup, ATOS and SKF.

The startup that wins this prize will have access to Techniques de l’Ingénieur library resources worth €3,000 and will also have the opportunity to submit questions to experts for a whole year!

Why take part?

You’ll be guided, tutored, advised and supported by expert mentors from ArianeGroup, Atos and SKF – specialists in the development of innovative projects – who will help you to finalize and showcase your startup’s achievements.

You’ll meet your future customers and partners – the grand final on June 6th will be the perfect opportunity to add new names to your address book.

Maybe you’ll even be one of the big winners!

The most promising startups could win up to €6,000 in prize money.
The challenge also features a ‘Jury’s favourite’ award, which will give the winner access to Techniques de l’Ingénieur resources, including scientific and technical articles and the chance to submit questions to experts.

At the end of the challenge, a wide range of communication opportunities will help to highlight projects.
The selected startups will also be put in the spotlight on the website – they will be given an interview to present their project, and the winners will be able to use the video interview held at the end of the awards ceremony to promote their startup’s project.
It’s over to you!

Don’t hesitate to put your project forward! If your startup can offer smart solutions that could contribute to the industry of the future, we’d love to hear from you.
JUNE 6TH OF 2019

Grand Final
Twelve shortlisted startups will have the opportunity to present their project at the Campus de l’Espace in Vernon at an event attended by ArianeGroup, Atos and SKF employees.

They’ll also be able to meet their respective customers, who will be invited to attend the grand final. It’s the perfect way to make business contacts!