What is Sixth Sense?

Sixth Sense is an open innovation platform where ambitious, scaling start-ups can connect with world-class companies to solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges.

We’re combining resources and expertise to turn pressing global issues into transformative solutions. Inviting innovation, ideas and inspiration to power progress and enable an autonomous future with people at its heart.

Everything you need to know about Sixth Sense

Our vision

A world where technology equips people with superpowers and ability to embrace a more sustainable way of life that protects everything that we hold dear. We are on a mission to deliver an autonomous future that benefits people everywhere.

How Sixth Sense 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.

How the cohorts work and what’s in it for start-ups