ABB Industrial AI Accelerator | Demo Day 2019

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Ahoy! Berlin

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Join us for an exclusive showcase of industrial AI startups

We are delighted to invite you to this year's ABB Industrial AI Accelerator demo day. We’re thrilled to be presenting the pioneering industrial AI solutions being developed by our startups.

After four months of hard work, seven teams will be presenting their projects to a jury of investors and experts, and to you as the audience.

About the ABB Industrial AI Accelerator

The purpose of the ABB Industrial AI Accelerator is to support startups working on deploying new artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to answer the toughest challenges in industrial environments.

After a rigorous application process, seven early-stage European ventures of exceptional promise were selected in January 2019 to join the four-month accelerator. The teams were each paired with a specific ABB business line to develop their solutions in a collaborative fashion, and were given direct access to the entire spectrum of ABB’s resources.

About the demo day

The demo day marks the official end of the accelerator program, and offers attendees an opportunity to discover the solutions being created by our teams, as well as a chance to explore and discuss the future industrial applications of AI. The teams will present to a panel of ABB experts and external partners, with the winning team to receive a €10,000 prize.

All of the participating startups use AI components to power their solution or develop enabling technologies to deploy AI, and show enormous potential in an industrial context. These startups are:

  • Cobrainer (Munich, Germany) applies machine learning to enable intelligent employee mobility for large and medium-sized organizations, offering automatic expertise profiling and intelligent job matching.

  • Dutch Analytics (The Hague, The Netherlands) focuses on developing data driven maintenance solutions, enabling intelligent equipment monitoring applications to predict breakdowns, reduce operational costs, and increase asset uptime.

  • Greenlytics (Stockholm, Sweden) provides AI-based energy forecasting for wind, solar, and consumption as well as decision support tools for power trading and asset optimization.

  • Intelecy (Oslo, Noway) offers tools to analyze production data from the manufacturing and processing industry, using machine learning to prevent breakdowns, predict failures, and improve production processes.

  • OneWatt (Arnhem, The Netherlands) has designed a non-invasive, non-contact predictive motor health maintenance system using sound and AI. The data is gathered through their embedded acoustic recognition sensors, also called EARS.

  • Vathos Agile Robotics (Dusseldorf, Germany) develops computer vision software to enable production workers without programming skills to reprogram industrial robots.

  • 8power (Cambridge, UK) has created an end-to-end industrial condition monitoring system that includes self-powered wireless sensors, wireless connectivity, and a cloud platform, employing their patented Vibration Energy Harvesting technology.

If you are an investor, a startup expert, or an aspiring entrepreneur yourself, or if you simply want to interact first-hand with promising AI ventures, you are cordially invited to attend our demo day. Join us and our partners in the event for an evening in celebration of innovation and our inspiring teams.


  • 16:00 - 16:30 | Doors open

  • 16:30 - 16:50 | Welcome

  • 16:50 - 17:00 | Jury introduction

  • 17:00 - 18:40 | 7 startup pitches

  • 18:40 - 19:00 | Short break

  • 19:00 - 19:20 | Jury voting & fireside chats (in parallel)

    • Fireside chat 1 | Investing in industrial AI

    • Fireside chat 2 | Mastering digitalization by co-creation

  • 19:20 - 19:30 | Winner announcement

  • 19:30 - 22:00 | Networking, food & drinks

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  • What | ABB Industrial AI Accelerator | Demo Day 2019

  • Where | Ahoy! Berlin, Wattstraße 11, 13355 Berlin

  • When | Thursday, 16 May, 16:00 - 22:00

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