Why should your startup join MWCapital at automatica?

MWCapital focuses on the acceleration of innovation and entrepreneurship, digital transformation of industries and the empowerment in the use of digital technologies. The objective of its startup business platform is to help startups, investors and corporations to create lasting connections. This is achieved in three ways:


Build, empower and boost connections amongst the local robotics and automation tech ecosystem and international tech hubs


Knowledge and inspiration are key to development so MWCB’s programmes are aimed to broaden your mind


We know innovation and technology leaders who give birth to disruptive ways of understanding and doing business



Participating in the automatica Start-Up Arena you’ll get the following benefits:

  • Have your own branded exhibition booth for 4 days within the automatica Start-Up Arena
  • Opportunity to present your startup on stage and win a booth at 4YFN 2019 in Barcelona
  • Possibility to enter an exclusive acceleration programme and get up to €223,000 equity free funding with RobotUnion
  • Exhibitor badges for you and your colleagues
  • Visibility across MWCapital and automatica channels
  • Network with investors, government delegations and industry experts

WHAT IS automatica?

automatica brings together the world’s largest range of industrial and service robotics. Assembly solutions, machine vision systems, and components. All key technologies are at a single location. It depicts the market in its entirety and features a number of events that provide transparency and orientation—especially in the age of digitalization.

For the first time, Mobile World Capital Barcelona will bring 30 selected startups to the startup Arena, the innovation area of the automatic fair, the leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics.


Solutions for the digital transformation in manufacturing, optimized with new automation, safety technology, and robots.


Startups with products or services in the following categories:
– Robotics and Smart Automation for manufacturing
– Industrial image processing and Computer Vision
– Handling technologies and machinery
– IT2Industry

Which use IoT, AR, AI, Big Data or any innovative technology of the Industry 4.0


Technologies and solutions “ready for market”


26 March – 13 May – Open Call for Startups
14 May – Call Closes
28 May – Startups Announced
19-22 June 2018 – Exhibition and Demo Day at Automatica Munich