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VISION 2022: innovative start-ups prepare for take off in Stuttgart

12 Aug 2022

VDMA MV group and Start-up Machine offers startups showcase opportunities at expo, between 4-6 October.

The countdown to VISION 2022, the Messe Stuttgart-based trade fair for machine vision, has started. Between 4-6 October the industry will come together once again.

Organizer Messe Stuttgart this week announced, “In addition to national and international key players, numerous first-time exhibitors and start-ups will be presenting their developments. One thing that stands out this year is the huge interest shown by newcomers.

Mark Williamson, Chairman of the VDMA Machine Vision Board and managing director of Stemmer Imaging, commented, “Machine vision is a key technology in the trend towards digitization, both in and outside the factory. In recent years, we have seen many changes including company consolidations and emergence of new players, including innovative start-ups bringing new ideas and approaches to the traditional machine vision field.”

Williamson added, “The VISION show which incorporates Start-up World and the daily Start-up Pitch Sessions provides a perfect opportunity for newcomers to meet and discuss their approach with established players and experts in the field.”

Florian Niethammer, Head of Exhibitions and Events at Messe Stuttgart, said, “From the latest camera technologies to software from the field of artificial intelligence or deep learning to exciting image processing systems – revolutionary thoughts and innovative solution proposals ensure that the machine vision industry is highly dynamic.”

After the successful debut of VISION Start-up World last year, the outlook for the second edition could hardly be better. A total of 18 young companies have already registered for this year’s VISION Start-up World – reflecting what Messe Stuttgart describes as “the industry’s dynamic growth”.

Another notable development this year is the event’s strong international presence: In addition to German exhibiting companies, numerous international start-ups – including firms from India, Israel, Japan, Canada and Latvia – have registered to attend.

Exhibitor comments

“VISION Start-up World offers visitors the opportunity to discover new technologies and to explore new approaches in automation thanks to innovative technologies. For us, participation in VISION 2022 is our entry into the European market,” said Manuel A Sordo, Chief Revenue Officer at Apera AI, Vancouver, Canada.

Saccade Vision, Rehovot, Israel, is also taking part in VISION for the first time. The firm specialises in industrial quality inspection.

Alex Shulman, Co-Founder and CEO, commented, “We can’t wait to give customers, system integrators, potential partners and investors a live demonstration of our 3D quality inspection solution. Our goal is to show how 3D quality inspection can be used autonomously, quickly and precisely to work more efficiently and, at the same time, drastically reduce quality inspection costs.”

VISION Start-up Pitch Sessions

In collaboration with the VDMA Machine Vision sector group and the VDMA Start-up Machine network, VISION is offering young companies an additional opportunity to showcase their services and solutions with the Start-up Pitch Sessions.

As part of the Industrial VISION Days forum, on each day of this year’s trade fair, four companies will have the chance to present their innovations on the large forum stage in front of trade visitors on-site as well as audience members worldwide via a live stream.

At the end of each day, the Start-up of the Day will be chosen from the four companies. The overall VISION Start-up 2022 winner will be announced on the last day of the trade fair. “It will be exciting to experience the diversity of topics and to see where we stand right now and where we are headed,” said Niethammer.

Tobias Kreklow, Managing Director of Hannover-based HAIP Solutions, is keen to emphasise the development of hyperspectral imaging in particular and stresses the importance of VISION for HAIP.

Kreklow commented, “In the coming years, hyperspectral imaging will take on enormous importance for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to traditional industrial optical sorting applications such as in recycling or the food industry, imaging processes will also find their way into the field of plant cultivation or indoor farming applications.”

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