ACHIEVEMENTS

Over the years, we’ve been lucky to participate in different events and programs. We’ve realized goals, achived milestones, and joined new families. We’d like to share some of these events with you now. 

2022

ISOLA award 2022

We are finalists for the Isola Design Awards 2022. We are glad to be a part of such a rich community of designers and creatives! The platform is now open for voting until November 20th. Check it out and vote for MotorSkins here:

2022

Falling Walls Winners

We are excited to announce that we have been selected as a Falling Walls Venture Winner in the category of Science Startup, Falling Walls Venture!  Join us on November 7-9 in Berlin to discover our answer to the question “which are the next walls to fall in science and society?”

 

2022

Munich Fabric Start

We were presenting MotorSkins from August 30 to September 1st 2022 at the Munich Fabric Start Fair to showcase our technology with samples and demonstrators. The trade fair provides the latest developments and innovations in the textile and fashion industry and opens the new season for fashion fabrics and accessories

2022

Hannover Messe

We were representing the startup ecosystem from Berlin at the Hannover Messe, one of the world’s largest trade fairs, dedicated to the topic of industry development,  in partnership with Berlin Partner.

2022

Fraunhofer AHEAD bootcamp

We joined Fraunhofer Venture and Fraunhofer IWS in Munich to create our own tailored cooperation roadmap. AHEAD is one of Europe’s premier technology transfer programs.

2022

S4Fashion

Our project “haptic Vision” in partnership with  ITL-studio from the Netherlands won funding to prove of concept motorskins technology in haptics for fashion for a Mini garment collection.

2021

Gründungs- BONUS

We got awarded € 50.000 for innovative startups in Berlin, mirroring equity for the same amount.

2021

Berlin Newcomer Startup Awards

We won 1st place in the Startup category at the 2021 Berlin Newcomer Startup Awards, by Singa Germany, supported by the Senate of Berlin.

2021

Startup of the Month

We were named startup of the month by Texspace, “the Digital Bridge for Textile Innovation”.

2021

Shenzhen Innovation Nanshan Entrepreneurs Star Contest

We won third place in the scale-up group at the Shenzen Innovation Nanshan Global Entrepreneurs Star Contest 2021 from Techcode.

2021

Dutch Design Week

We presented our technology at the Dutch Design Week (DDW) as a part of “All Connected”, from DesignFarm Berlin in partnership with Isola Design District’s “Only Good Vibes”. The DDW theme this year was “The Greater Number”.

2021

Hope Springs Eternal

We showcased our work at “Hope Springs Eternal”, the 5th anniversary exhibition from DesignFarm Berlin and two of our founders, Juan Opitz-Silva and José Villatoro participated in the discussion panel “International founders in Berlin”.

2021

Wear It Innovation Summit

We were one of the 10 startups invited to pitch at the Wear It Innovation Award Show, which showcases wearable technologies and their applications in commercial products.

2021

Startup of the month

We were named startup of the month by the German consortium textil+mode, the spokesperson for the industry of fashion and textiles on the international, economic, political and social fields.

2021

INVEST - Zuschuss für Wagniskapital

We obtained the INVEST grant from the BMWi (Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy), which gives Business Angels based in the CEE a tax-free 20% discount on their investment in MotorSkins, and a partial tax rebate upon their exit.

2020

BusinessPunk Magazine

Our very own Juan Opitz-Silva, co-founder of MotorSkins, is included in the “100 founders, makers and creatives to watch in 2021” by BusinessPunk Magazine.

2020

Startup the Science

INAM (the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials) invited us back on their Podcast “Start Up the Science” for a special “where are they now” episode.

2020

Startupgeflüster

We took part in the 2020 edition of the Startupgeflüster, an event matching selected corporates, startups and investors.

2020

Talking Hardware

MotionLab.Berlin invited us to take part in their blog “Talking Hardware”, which features members of their hard tech community. We talked about our dreams, our path and even our favorite team song.

2020

Ideenwerkstatt “Handwerk trifft Startup”

We took part in this interactive workshop program from the Berlin Handwerkskammer for the development of new business ideas, bringing startups and local artisan and craftspeople together.

2020

Huge Thing × Google for Startups

We participated in the 8th edition of the HugeThing×Google for Startups pre-acceleration program, which aims to help startups validate business ideas and prepare them for their first investment round.

2020

EXIST-Gründer-stipendium

We obtained the EXIST-Gründerstipendium, a scholarship program from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) which supports technology or knowledge-based projects to become successful businesses. 

2020

Toyota Startup Awards

We took part in the Toyota Startup Awards Finals in Barcelona, where we got a change to pitch our inclusive mobility solution for a spot on their accelerator program. We were one of the 8 finalists among an initial 200 applications.

2019

Startup Berlin

We presented MotorSkins at the Startupnight, one of Europe’s largest startup events and a unique opportunity to meet interesting and experienced people from around the world and to expand our network.

2019

Global Innovation Summit China

We attended the Global Innovation Summit China 2019, a meeting point for 500 Chinese business and innovation leaders as well as startups and small SMEs in the space of Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Mobility, Machine Learning and eHealth.

2019

Advanced Materials Competition INAM

We joined the AdMaCom 2019, a fast-paced 2 week Accelerator Program for Startups in Advanced Materials. At the Demo Day, we were awarded Crowd Favorite and the Sony Prize as well as an invitation to the Global Innovation Summit China 2019.

2019

Startup the Science

INAM (the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials) invited us to talk about MotoSkins on their Podcast “Start Up the Science”. We talked about our project, the team and our path becoming a Startup.

2019

DesignFarm Venture Weißensee KHB

We entered DesignFarm, a design-in-tech accelerator from the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin (Weißensee academy of arts and design) and obtained the Berliner Startup Stipendium, a grant from the Senate of Berlin.

2018

Berlin Newcomer Startup Awards

We won 1st place in the “Best Kickstarter” category at the 2018 Newcomer Startup Awards by Singa Germany.

2018

Berlin Falling Walls

We won third place in the 2018 regional edition of Falling Walls, where we presented our research carried out at the Cluster of Excellence BWG (Bild, Wissen, Gestaltung) from Humboldt University.

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