With a focus on Smart Factory, Laser applications, Artificial Intelligence, and connected services for industrial applications, the TRUMPF Venture Forum 2018 gathered applications from about 200 companies located in 33 countries. From those applications, the 15 most promising companies for collaborations with the TRUMPF group have been invited to attend the 2 days event in Ditzingen/Germany in October 2018 to discuss development collaboration and go to market partnership with the TRUMPF Group as well as access to funding by TRUMPF Venture.
The selected companies located in Asia, Europe, and the US presented themselves in front of technology-oriented business units from the TRUMPF Group and discussed new business model opportunities and potential collaborations in dedicated sessions.
During the event, the audience consisting of TRUMPF business units and TRUMPF Venture gave their live feedback to the selected companies.
The German high-tech company TRUMPF offers manufacturing solutions in the domains machinery, Laser technology, and Electronics. TRUMPF is driving the digital networking of the producing Industry by consulting, platform and software solutions. TRUMPF is a technology and market leader in manufacturing machinery for flexible sheet metal processing and industrial lasers.
2015/16 the company generated EUR 2,81bn revenue with more than 11.000 employees. With more than 70 subsidiaries the TRUMPF Group is present in nearly all European countries, in the north and south America as well as in Asia. Manufacturing sites are in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria as well as in Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, USA, Mexico, China and Japan.
TRUMPF Venture invests in early-stage and growth companies who are complementing the TRUMPF innovation. As states Dieter Kraft, “the success of our portfolio companies is our success”. Therefore, TRUMPF Venture is taking an active investor role to support the growth of the portfolio companies. TRUMPF Venture enables market access, ease of industrialization and offers the opportunity to cooperate with TRUMPF business units as an option. TRUMPF Venture is positioned as Venture capital investor as well as a strategic partner to create future industrial leadership.