The culmination of the second Sixth Sense challenge, the Sixth Sense Summit, took place on 01 February in the Hague at Unknown Group’s brand new Titaan innovation hub. 3D tactile sensing technology firm GelSight secured victory, with Israeli startup CASTOR selected as runner-up.
Over 150 members of the European start-up community, investors and manufacturing experts attended the event to participate in roundtables, meet-ups, networking and exhibition, and, of course, hear the pitches of Sixth Sense’s second cohort.
Seven Hills supports Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence with the content delivery of the programme and joined Sixth Sense for the Summit, with Michael Hayman hosting the event. The team also captured the key moments of the day through photography, video and social media, and provided on the ground support to Sixth Sense head Milan Kocic, and strategic advisor Richard Heggie, founder and CEO of H Catalyst.
Following a series of panel discussions, roundtables and exhibitions, the event culminated with the Demo pitch ceremony, live-streamed to viewers worldwide. Eight fantastic innovators – Threedy, Oculavis, 3YOURMIND, CASTOR, GelSight, Augmentir, Teratonics and JITbase – pitched their concepts in a bid to win and secure a partnership with Hexagon.
Each speaker had six minutes to tell the audience about the company’s product and four minutes to answer the judges’ questions, with Israeli startup CASTOR selected as runner-up and US company GelSight as the winner.
The second Sixth Sense challenge is now over, but the third Sixth Sense cohort will be chosen very soon.