On Friday 7th October, from 10:00-12:00, Better Factory will hold a matchmaking event for the applicants on of its Second Open Call, to make up the required teams of one manufacturing SME, one artist and one technology provider.

Prioritised sectors for applicants to this Open Call are plastic and rubber, furniture and wood, food and agriculture, construction, metal and machinery, and textile and leather. 

Event Agenda

10:00 – 10:15 | Presentation of platform and dynamics

10:15 – 11:30 | Meeting in tables

11:30 – 13:00 | Speed networking

What do I need to participate?

  • If you are an applicant for the Open Call, you will receive a calendar invitation. This is a closed event only for applicants, not the wider public.
  • You will find here a form for the ones wanting to share their pitch beforehand. which we will make it public to everyone. For the rest to connect, just join us online.
  • The manufacturing SME will find their table already created

How will it work?

Once you join you can talk directly with the manufacturing SMEs you’ve been matched with. You’ll have a short time to speak, and will be matched with applicants you could form a team with (e.g. artists will not be matched with other artists, only manufacturing SMEs and technology suppliers).

The Second Open Call

If successful in applying for the Open Call, the 9 teams chosen to take part in the second round of Better Factory will explore new markets using digital tools, test and develop new lean-agile production technologies, make deals through the Robotics and Automation MarketPlace (RAMP), access training to re-skill staff, receive business support and mentoring, and to get up to €200K funding.

Tips and tricks

The webinar recording for this Open Call can also be found here, with detailed information on how to make your application a success.

You can learn about last year’s KTE teams and get inspired with their work, by visiting our Experiments page, which includes videos and interviews with each team.

The timeline for this year’s open call can be found on the Open Call page. Applications close on 15 November, 2022.

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