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Champions of their nations

Winning together

Israeli tech startups and German Mittelstand are champions of their respective nations. The German Mittelstand is known for its excellence in research, manufacturing and export while Israeli startups are masters of disruptive thinking and industry-transforming technologies. What could be a better idea than drawing these two frontrunners together?

#SNTM is doing just that: The initiative is powered by STARTPLATZ, the Israeli Innovation Authority and The Israel Economic and Trade Mission in Berlin, joined forces to accelerate innovation through collaboration and strengthen business ties between Germany and Israel.

#SNTM 2020 startup application

Discover Rhineland:

Germany´s leading industrial region

Based in the Rhineland industrial region
Industry leaders
of Germany´s 50 largest private companies
Million residents living in Rhineland
Million Euros investment in digital projects by 2021

Gain a direct access to Germany´s industrial heartland, develop your regional network & identify new customers

#SNTM leverages unique remote acceleration model to offer cohort startups with a tailored, dynamic and flexible programme, designed to support their present strategic needs, without the need of relocation of the founding team.

Customers & Partners

Direct access to dozens of local potential customers & strategic partners

Regional network

Direct access to a regional network of 200+ multipliers & business professionals

Pilots & POC

Collaborate with leading market players to develop, test and roll-out new products / services

Industry know-how

Work closely with industry experts to sharpen your go-to-market strategy in Germany

Services Package

$120K in services and perks delivered by the accelerator corporate & service partners

Intensive Mentorship

Learn from top business experts who provide ongoing support & network access

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart

Cooperation between Israel and NRW, with its thriving Mittelstand sector and startup scene, has all the ingredients needed for a strong, sustainable and innovative partnership.

Prof. Dr. Andreas PinkwartNRW Minister for Economic Affairs & Digitization
Gil Baxpehler

Israeli startups and German Mittelstand have a tremendous potential for collaboration, one need access to industry know-how and customers and the other need access to disruptive innovation

Gil BaxpehlerStartup Unit Cologne
Ofira Engelberg

Israeli startups are known for their disruptive mindset and technologies. They offer immense value for German SMEs seeking to stay relevant in tomorrow´s competitive landscape.

Ofira EngelbergIsrael Trade Center Berlin
Dr. Lorenz Graef

The NRW region is home for thousands of Mittelstand companies who are dominating their respective niche markets, many of them are very keen to collaborate with Israeli startups.

Dr. Lorenz GraefFounder STARTPLATZ & #SNTM

#SNTM 2019 official Kick-off event

The 2019 batch of #SNTM was launched with an exclusive kick-off event in Cologne with the participation of 130+ business professionals, investors, startups and media from the NRW region.

Get your ticket for the #SNTM 2020 MATCHMAKING DAYS

Early-bird tickets are now available!

Case studies

Promoting Tech-driven collaborations

´We have increased machine productivity by 30%´

3DSignals, #SNTM cohort startup and the leader in sound-based predictive maintenance, and SAMSON AG, a global leader in control valve technology, have established a strategic partnership to integrate 3DSignals’ artificial intelligence-based acoustic monitoring technology into SAMSON flow control devices and systems.

Founded in 2015, 3DSignals, pioneered the application of sound-based predictive maintenance for industrial and manufacturing equipment.

DENSO and Signed a Partnership Agreement

DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier and, a developer and manufacturer of automated smart visual inspection solutions, who is currently taking part of the #SNTM program, announced in November 2019 the signing of a partnership agreement.

DENSO will adopt Kitov’s technology for smart quality inspection across its global manufacturing facilities. The parties will co-design a standard smart visual inspection solution, based on Kitov’s state-of-the-art technology, that is expected to be used across DENSO’s manufacturing lines.

´Ive been looking for such a solution for over 15 years´

says Markus Löhr, Managing Director, of HKS Dreh-Antriebe, about his experience with the 3DSignals solution, 24 hours after the first machines in the factory were digitalized. The HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of rotary actuators, tilt rotators, rotary lift combinations and as well rack, pinion rotary actuators and cylinders.

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