3rd VDMA StartUp-Connection in Munich

The 3rd StartUp Connection of the VDMA in cooperation with UnternehmerTUM and the Center for Digitization Bavaria took place on June 10, 2018 in Garching. 13 StartUps were invited – and oee.ai also had the opportunity to present themselves to the small- and mid-sized company audience.

Once again, the VDMA had activated its network: small- and mid-sized companies from the metropolitan area of Munich had come to receive various impulses for technological innovations. The program included talks about working with StartUps, buying StartUps, starting incubators for StartUps, or implementing StartUp’s work in industrial companies – and presenting StartUps with a subsequent speed dating.

13 StartUps have presented themselves. oee.ai is in the meantime a regular partner of the VDMA at such events. Watch a short version of our presentation in the video:

During the subsequent speed dating, visitors to the event had the opportunity to ask oee.ai about the new Amazon Alexa Skill about asset productivity. This was the first official appearance of Alexa – a world premiere, so to speak. Alexa did well in answering questions like “Alexa, how was the OEE yesterday on Line 2?” or “Alexa, was Line 1 or Line 2 in the morning shift more productive today?”. The regional peculiarities of the language mastered Alexa well – thanks to our back-end tech team and the student team of FH-Aachen, which have developed the Alexa integration in the context of a student industry cooperation.

The article of the VDMA on the event, in which the presentation documents are also available, can be found here.

The event was flanked by a visit to Europe’s largest tech workshop, UnternehmerTUM MakerSpace, and the appliedAI initiative. Interesting initiatives to promote the competitiveness of Germany as a business location.