Start Alliance Berlin: Advanced Materials Competition


Discovering the Berlin Advanced Materials ecosystem!

Start Alliance Berlin: Advanced Materials Competition is a two-week program taking place in September 2018 which is intended to help startups from around the globe to expand their business to Germany via BERLIN. Hosted by by the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials this edition of the program will focus on Advanced Materials and related topics. AdMaCom addresses scientific driven startups with outstanding technologies and business models in the area of Advanced Materials. This year, AdMaCom will bring 10 startups to undertake an intensive competition in Berlin to propel their innovations forward.  From September 7th - 21st 2018 you will have the opportunity to explore the startup ecosystem and get an understanding of our trendsetting city.


The official competition website by INAM:

In short...

What?          Startup group program
Where?        Berlin
When?         September 7th - 21th 2018
For Whom? Startups from all over the world (esp. Start Alliance partner cities)
Application closed!


What is INAM


The INAM connects research and industry with start-ups in the areas of advanced materials and related services. They bundle their competencies and resources in order to bring innovations faster to the market. INAM regularly organizes events for partners of the growing ecosystem to inspire, learn and work together in order to foster innovation. You can join their activities to meet trending startups, hear disruptive ideas and always meet new people over a drink and fine food.

Why you should apply?

AdMaCom is much more than a competition. The AdMaCom team strives to make this experience as beneficial as possible for all teams involved. We make sure that no one goes home empty handed.

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED. The best team will receive in total €15,000 in cash and additionally we will cover travel costs for all teams up to €1000 and offer living space in Berlin. 

Also, selected startups will receive a dedicated office space for the duration of the program. That way, startups can test the Berlin and European market and connect with the Berlin startup scene and its main actors without any commitment. Further support is given by connecting startups with meaningful industry partners, universities, by providing location service, financing service and talent service. 

Conditions of participation

This event is designed for startups that are beyond the idea/prototype stage and have already successfully launched in their domestic market.

What's included?

Accepted startups will receive for free:

  • Office space

  • travel expenses up to 1000€ per team

  • Accommodation

  • Business development coaching

  • Workshops

  • Connections to VCs through a final demo day

  • Talks from industry and specialists

  • Several group activities

Startupnight is one of Europe’s largest startup events, where startups present themselves to corporates, investors and potential customers. It will take place for the 6th time on Friday, September 7th 2018 in the heart of Berlin with 5000+ participants and 250+ startups from around the world in categories like mobility, energy, communication, AI, AR/VR, health and many more.


The agenda will include many different events such as:

  • Welcome session to get to know the program attendants

  • Welcome party

  • Startupnight

  • Workshops on: raising money, business development, PR, recruiting, legal, etc.

  • Various group activities such as knowledge exchanges, pizza time, etc.

  • Pitch training session

  • External startup events

  • Final Demo Day