We will be at the Future Tech Fest on 22 August in Düsseldorf!
We would be happy to see you at booth B12/13 of the Worldfactory.

June 7, 2024

2nd place at High-Tech.NRW Demo Day #4

With mechIC and RayVen, two start-ups from the ETIT faculty of Ruhr University Bochum were successfully selected from around 50 applications from all over NRW for the 12-week DeepTech Accelerator program of the state of NRW.
The High-Tech.NRW Accelerator Program is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. In recent years, a number of selected start-ups have already passed through the program in three batches, benefiting from the opportunity to strengthen their business case and validate it in the large High-Tech.NRW network. This year, mechIC and RayVen successfully made it into the top 10 in Batch#4 of the program. For 12 weeks, both start-ups were able to take part in numerous lectures on various topics relating to start-ups in the DeepTech sector. At the same time, they were able to benefit from the large network of the High-Tech.NRW Accelerator, find suitable mentors and establish numerous industry contacts, thereby expanding their networks and gaining visibility. 

The program concluded on 6 June 2024 with the High-Tech.NRW Demo Day #4 at Wilo SE in Dortmund. The 10 finalists were able to present their business ideas to other representatives from politics, business and science. Each of the start-ups presented themselves to a jury in a 5-minute pitch and then took part in a Q&A session. As the crowning glory of the Accelerator program, mechIC was able to secure 2nd place with 6000€ in prize money.

April 30, 2024

1st place at the WSC Demo Day - mechIC is the TOP start-up of RUB 2024!

On April 29, 2024, ten promising start-ups from Ruhr-Universität Bochum presented their innovative start-up ideas at the second Worldfactory Demo Day. Each of the nominated start-ups had three minutes to present their concept, followed by a two-minute Q&A session with the jury. The winner was mechIC with its vision of providing sensors that do not require electricity for measurement and storage. First place included prize money of €1,500 sponsored by NRW.Bank and participation in the Slush conference in Helsinki in November. We would like to thank the organizers of the Worldfactory of the Ruhr University for this great event!

April 4, 2024

2nd place at Tahko Ski Lift Pitch contest

On April 2-3, 2024, the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch took place in Finland with 35 start-ups from 7 countries taking part. Philip and Henning successfully defended our start-up in 4 rounds and achieved 2nd place!

April 1, 2024

Start of EXIST transfer of research

On April 1, 2024, the 24-month funding phase of the EXIST research transfer started for the mechIC project! We are looking forward to an exciting time and would like to thank all our supporters and everyone who has helped us with advice and support.

März 14, 2024

Listed in the TOP 10 of High-Tech.NRW

mechIC is delighted to have been accepted into the High-tech.NRW Accelerator Program Batch#4. Together with 9 other start-ups, we can expand our network here and learn important soft skills to build up our company.