Intel Ignite Selects 10 Startups for Fall 2023 European Cohort

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Intel® Ignite, Intel Corporation’s global startup accelerator program for early-stage deep tech startups, has launched its sixth cohort in Europe.

The program is based in Munich, Germany, and covers European startups. From an applicant pool of nearly 300 companies, 10 startups were selected for the 12-week program that begins on November 6th. The companies have an average of €3.9M in funding and hail from seven countries – Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France.

The startups in this batch strongly focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) but also span technologies as diverse as fusion power, multi-spectral X-ray cameras, chip-scale photonics, and quantum and cloud computing. 

The startups in the sixth European cohort are: 

  • Deep Detection (🇪🇸) – Next-generation multispectral X-ray cameras for industrial inspection and material of contaminants and composition through deep learning. 
  • Dotphoton (🇨🇭) – Lossless raw data image compression for scalable and reliable AI in critical applications. 
  • Electric SQL (🇭🇷) – Local-first software platform for building modern apps that feel instant to use, support multi-user collaboration and work offline. 
  • FononTech (🇳🇱) – Impulse printing for electronics via fine-grained patterns in the micro to millimetre range. 
  • Giskard (🇫🇷) – Testing interface for AI and ML models that detects vulnerabilities and allows for QA testing automation. 
  • Proxima Fusion (🇩🇪) – First generation of fusion power plants using QI stellarators. 
  • Quantum Diamonds (🇩🇪) – Quantum sensor-based technology for semiconductor failure analysis and quality control. 
  • Semron (🇩🇪) – High-density AI inference chip for edge AI applications that reduces energy consumption without compromising computing power. 
  • SuperDuperDB (🇩🇪) – End-to-end framework to build and deploy AI applications on the data layer. 
  • Zerve (🇮🇪) – Coding environment platform for data science, AI development and visual data exploration with production-ready output. 

We believe the startups and founders in this new cohort have the opportunity and the potential to change the world.

These entrepreneurs could shape the next innovations in AI, the way the devices we use every day operate, and the future of energy. As part of Intel Ignite, our role is to help them to scale those world-changing technologies faster, build better teams to build better companies faster.

This includes supporting them to hone and relay their unique narrative more effectively, find product-market fit faster, and raise more funding at higher valuations, faster.

said Markus Bohl, managing director, Intel Ignite Europe.
Ignite Munich team
Ignite Munich team

Intel Ignite has a proven track record of helping deep tech startups achieve significant strategic impact and get to product market fit more quickly. In fact, since the program launched in 2019, collectively, the companies have secured over €1.7 billion in funding.  

Because it includes startups from several different countries, our European program is a microcosm of the global startup ecosystem and a prime example of how we put our goals into action to help mould healthy founders, and successful companies and create a community in each of our cohort locations.

said Tzahi (Zack) Weisfeld, Intel vice president and general manager of Intel Ignite.

Additionally, you can read about the UK cohort of 10 deep tech startups.