Do you know how many tonnes of recyclable technical plastics are generated from production scrap and waste per year? Are you innovating in that space?
AQ Anton, a leading engineering and production company in Hungary serving the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Power Tools, Automotive and Medical industries since 1992, knows this topic well. In fact, their plastics division processes around 1800 tons of plastic raw material per year! Now, AQ Anton has launched their Engineering Acceleration programme to offer European startups the chance to work with them closely on this issue, get technical and business advice, benefit from mentoring support, and additionally one lucky startup will have the chance to build a longer-term collaboration with them.
What do I get?
The programme offers startups a unique engineering learning experience. Startups will be provided with the tools needed to upscale their business in a Bootcamp-style format, where they will work hands-on with case studies related to processing plastic.
Participants will also have the chance to improve and showcase their engineering skills through one-to-one mentoring, hands-on production techniques, and the dedicated AQ Anton team. The programme will include other valuable services from external partners as well.
Additionally, one selected winner will get the chance to start a collaboration with AQ Anton. The team will be able to work with AQ Anton, and benefit from their expertise to fill in the gaps related to engineering, production, and other operational areas, for the launch of the final product to the market. Important to note is that this is a non-equity acceleration programme, which means you won’t need to give away any shares of your company.
How can my startup apply?
Applications are open until December 1, 2020. AQ Anton is looking for startups incorporated in the European Union, which are beyond the conceptual stage. They should have a clear vision of the product development, be an operational company already on the market (MVP to scale phase), have experience in sales, and be ready for the programme.
To find out more information and apply by December 1, check out AQ Anton’s programme here.