Subcon Launchpad Turbocharges UK Engineering Start-up Scene.

14 February, 19

Subcon, the UK’s premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show, today unveiled the Subcon Launchpad and Launchpad Awards, to be held at the event throughout the 4-6 June 2019, at the NEC. The new initiatives will showcase cutting-edge innovations from across the industry to exhibition visitors.

The Launchpad aims to propel manufacturing and engineering-based start-ups by giving them a platform to share their innovations with thousands of professionals with the power to guide them to success.

Eight entrepreneurs will be given a free stand in the Launchpad area, as well as entered into the inaugural Subcon Launchpad Awards. Each exhibitor will be asked to present their innovation on stage to a panel of expert judges. The winner will receive a £10,000 package including a free stand on the main floor at Subcon 2020 as well as comprehensive PR and marketing support.

To qualify, businesses must be under three years old with a product or service that relates to engineering and/or manufacturing. The successful applicants will receive a free stand, expert advice and marketing support, valuable industry exposure, plus entry into the Awards.

“The Launchpad initiative is set to showcase not only cutting-edge engineering but also the entrepreneurial drive that will propel UK manufacturing and engineering forward,” said Subcon event director Gordon Kirk. “With a judging panel headed by The Engineer editor Jon Excell, we are on the hunt for the very best British engineering and manufacturing start-ups have to offer!”

For further details on the Subcon Launchpad or to submit your entry, please see

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