We are continuously evaluating startups for Sixth Sense program. If you are interested, please click on Apply button below. We will consider your application for future Cohorts.
Cohort two has concluded! Congratulations to our winner GelSight and runner up Castor! You can watch the Sixth Sense Summit highlights below and meet our winners.
For our next cohort – we are currently looking at the broad areas in Smart Sustainable Manufacturing. If you are one of the companies building products in related domains and you think you have a great product/market fit, we would like to hear from you. If we think there is a fit, we will reach out to you. More information on Cohort 3 coming soon….
Broad challenge areas:
- Big data
- Machine learning
- Artificial intelligence
- Mixed reality
Watch the Sixth Sense Summit 2023 highlights
Challenge and cohort two
Our second cohort of eight scaling start-ups are answering challenges in the areas of Visualisation and Digital Reality and Intelligence and Automation. From augmented reality video customer support to AI-powered connected worker tools and contactless measurement, we were impressed with their innovative ideas and appetite for growth.
Sixth Sense Summit: highlights
The culmination of our second challenge, the Sixth Sense Summit, took place on 01 February in the Hague
Cohort spotlight: JITbase
The mission: “Solve the CNC machinist shortage while increasing your machine uptime” Manufacturers operate busy shop floors –
Cohort spotlight: 3YOURMIND
The mission “We automate on-demand manufacturing” 3YOURMIND promises manufacturers “your parts, one click away.” In a world where
Why work with Hexagon?
At Hexagon we’re powering the dynamic companies that move the world.
Hexagon technologies are used to manufacture 90% of aircraft, 75% of smart phones and 95% of every automobile produced worldwide. We have the scale, the network and the ambition to make a difference.
Who we’re looking for
Sixth Sense: how it works
Twice a year we invite proposals from scaling start-ups with a product and the ambition to scale it. These applications are themed around specific challenges – based on pressing demands our customers are facing and focusing on anything from sustainability to AI integration.
- The most innovative proposals are invited to pitch to Hexagon’s panel of experts, of which around 10 are chosen for an intensive innovate-on-the-job scaling program to deliver a concrete project, supported by coaching, workshops and connections to Hexagon customers.
- Three concepts are provided the resources for true globalization, including more funding, worldwide office space, access to Hexagon’s full suite of products and services and incorporation into Hexagon’s ecosystem and exposure to Hexagon’s coveted customer base.
Frequently asked questions
What stage company can apply?
We welcome any stage company with smart manufacturing or sustainability for smart manufacturing focus (broader applications also welcome) to apply but prefer companies with some revenue (~$1m or less) and less than 3 years in existence.
How far along do we have to be progress-wise?
Due to the quality and quantity of applicants we’re anticipating, we encourage you to apply if you’ve already had a product/service and have some revenues coming from 1-2 anchor customers.
Which industry or business model can apply?
Any smart manufacturing and sustainability for smart manufacturing for-profit business is welcome to apply. We also encourage startups in closely related fields that could be applied to Smart Manufacturing and Sustainability for Smart Manufacturing.