Startup Catalyst Program

Market Readiness Initiative

Let's Co-create an Autonomous, Sustainable Future by putting data to work

About the Program

About the Program

Hexagon’s Startup Catalyst Program is an opportunity for Indian startups working in the areas of Digital Reality and Autonomous Technologies to apply their ideas and capabilities to emerging but well-defined real-world problems and build full-scale solutions that Hexagon will help take to global customers.

It is an exceptional and exciting opportunity for startups playing in niche and cutting-edge areas to easily access markets, with globally relevant solutions.

Key Messages

Stages of the Program

Who we’re looking for

If you are a startup having capabilities in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and/ or Digital Reality – tell us which one of the specific problems below, you would like to act on and why you would be good fit

  • Building Digital Twins for EV Manufacturing
  • Real-Time Language Translation
  • Enabling Prescriptive Maintenance with AI/ML models for Process Plants

Hexagon Collaboration : How it works

If your idea and credentials stand out, you would be chosen for a cohort of your peers, and each startup will get an assigned mentors to then flesh out a full PoC.

The finalist from each cohort would win a prize as well as get the opportunity to build a full-scale solution working with Hexagon’s experts from respective domains and on Hexagon’s futuristic technologies and platforms. In the journey together with we can then take the joint solutions to Hexagon’s customers and scale them across geographies.

Lab32 - Hexagon Catalyst

It’s time to Go-To-Market

LAB32 is a 100-day-long, goal-based Market Readiness Program for Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Ready and Market Ready Startups to refine their Product-Market Fit (PMF) and Go-To-Market (GTM) Strategy. The latest edition of LAB32 (Cohort 12) – in partnership with Hexagon – aims to nurture startups from the Indian Subcontinent working on Innovative Solutions. LAB32’s unique program format, fine-tuned over “Eleven (11)” previous cohorts, helps startups push their limits, achieve their goals faster.

Lab32: The leading program of its kind

Program Details

If you are looking to firm up your startup’s strategy in these aspects, Lab32 is for you.
Market-Competitor

Market & Competitor Landscaping

Product-Market-Fit

Product-Market Fit

Pricing-Strategy

Pricing Strategy

Customer-Journey

Customer Journey

Online-Offline-Marketing

Digital Positioning

Performance-Marketing

Performance Marketing

Capacity-Building

Live Market Testing

Public-Relations

Go-To-Market

Sales-Strategy

Sales Mindset

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Growth Hacking

Market-Competitor

Market & Competitor Landscaping

Product-Market-Fit

Product-Market Fit

Pricing-Strategy

Pricing Strategy

Customer-Journey

Customer Journey

Online-Offline-Marketing

Digital Positioning

Performance-Marketing

Performance Marketing

Capacity-Building

Live Market Testing

Public-Relations

Go-To-Market

Sales-Strategy

Sales Mindset

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Growth Hacking

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications. 
Our technologies are shaping production and people related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2 billion EUR. 

About Hexagon R&D India

Hexagon’s R&D Center in India is the single largest R&D hub for the company globally. Over 2,000 talented engineers and developers create innovation from this center that powers Hexagon’s products and solutions.

It was established with Hexagon’s acquisition of Intergraph, the first IT MNC in Hyderabad and and has now grown to deliver innovations and create solutions for all business lines of Hexagon including Asset Lifecycle Intelligence, Safety Infrastructure & Geospatial, Geosystems, Mining, Manufacturing Intelligence and Autonomous Solutions. It also hosts a few dedicated services teams for global implementation of Hexagon’s products.

Who can Apply?

Startup Attributes

Founder Attributes

Program Challenges

Digital Twin in Manufacturing

Create a Digital Twin journey for manufacturing. From design to delivery, showcase your prowess in digital reality using the "Nexus for Developers."

Real-Time Language Translation

Develop Automatic AI translation for call audio, detecting and translating languages in real-time. Seamlessly integrate your solution into our On-Call Platform, revolutionising language support in customer interactions.

Predictive Maintenance Using AI/ML Models

Enable Predictive Maintenance for plant assets, leveraging AI/ML models and integrating with Hexagon's proprietary technology. Visualise asset health through any device, providing exception-based analytics.

Program Schedule

20 Jan 2024
Applications Closing
31 Jan 2024
Selections for Cohort
13 Feb 2024
Cohort Launch
23 May 2024
Demo Day (Hexagon)
24 May 2024
Market Access Day

Program Benefits

Why work with Hexagon?

Access to Hexagon’s Coveted Client networks
Technology Access and Support
Market access and market readiness
Post win continued support
Integrated ecosystem
Expert mentorship and guidance

FAQs

  • Submit an online application
  • Once your application is shortlisted, an online evaluation with the Hexagon team
  • Once your application is shortlisted, an online evaluation with T-Hub team

It is recommended to use Hexagon platforms for the respective problem statements. And Hexagon will be providing the necessary licenses.

“Nexus” for the digital twins for EV Manufacturing and know more – https://nexus.hexagon.com/

“OnCall ” for the Real time language translation and know more –https://hexagon.com/products/hxgn-oncall-dispatch

“Immersal” for Prescriptive Maintenance of Process plants and know more – https://immersal.com/ and developer version  – https://developers.immersal.com/

Currently, the IP of PoC is owned solely by startups. We will be exploring about IP only at later stage with the winning startups which will be selected to next steps of engagement after the Demo Day, on completion of the 100 day program.

Yes, we will be providing the training to the selected startups in the beginning of the cohort.

Yes, the subject matter experts will be available for a weekly sync online with startups for any clarifications and mentoring. However, the SMEs shall be available for any clarifications on a need basis during the rest of the week.

Yes, the solution should offer a live translation. When a caller makes a call and after started talking in his native language, the call taker should be able to see the translated text on the screen. The speech should continuously get translated as long as the caller speaks.

No, you’ll not be getting any source code, and the solution shouldn’t require any changes to the product source code or business logic. The solution should be easily integrated with the product and the solution should work seamlessly upon installing and configuring the solution.

Hexagon will be able to co-position your solution in their framework. Hexagon will help you in setting up integration test bed (as to how customer will experience it)

  • Design & Engineering
  • Metrology Production
  • Process Lifecycle
  • Simulation
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Testing
  • Battery management systems (BMS)
  • delivery

Any startup which can,

  • Create a web app.
  • Create a desktop app.
  • Connect several apps together.
  • Add functionality to an existing app.

No, there will not be any access / modifications allowed to the source code of Nexus. It is not even needed. You will be able to deploy the code/ solution to Nexus. Hexagon will help you in integrating the final solution into the framework.

Most common Desktop application technologies are supported, including C#, C++, Java and QT.

Yes. There will be tutorials and sample applications that will be provided post selection.

No. You have to use Immersal platform to build AR solution and integrate your predictive and prescriptive solution and demonstrate. 

Basic knowledge of Unity is preferred to build AR solution using Immersal. Hexagon will provide required training on Immersal SDK to startups and will provide Unity startup kit including license.

Yes, it will provide you with sensor data and maintenance data with relevant history to help you create a predictive/ prescriptive solution. You should then use Immersal to prepare the final AR solution.

For a mobile to recognise parts or pictures, you can build your own solution or use the ones that are available in the ecosystem.

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