Cosm Medical focuses on pelvic floor issues such as incontinence and prolapse, a common global women's health issue. Their 3D printed silicone-based pessaries show a higher success rate than traditional ones, thanks to a combination of personalized design process using ultrasound, Artificial Intelligence and Additive Manufacturing.
Forward AM, the BASF 3D Printing Solutions brand, launched the ‘Forward AM Innovation Award’, the very first global contest for startups developing new applications with 3D printing. The objective is to accelerate the adoption of Additive Manufacturing by supporting the work of trailblazing entrepreneurs, originators of innovative, sustainable and scalable ideas that leverage the unique possibilities of 3D printing.
The contest is sponsored by an outstanding team of industry leaders: AMPOWER, AMT, Autodesk, HP, Photocentric, Sculpteo, and Ultimaker. AM Ventures, BASF Venture Capital GmbH, Deloitte and Women in 3D Printing will also support. Each of them will contribute their specific expertise to the contest. Alongside Forward AM they will select the startups, provide expert coaching sessions, and grant the winners access to their catalog of products and services for a total of EUR 185,000.
The Forward AM Innovation Award has been designed to accelerate 3D printing startups that are innovative, scalable, and focused on sustainability. Finalists can look forward to EUR 20,000 in goods and services, along with premium industry connections, coaching, and marketing exposure. At the Finals, the winning startup will then receive the Grand Prize of EUR 80,000 in goods and services to choose from the sponsors’ catalog.