Register Now to Attend the Finals

On October 10th, 2022 both virtual and at DFactory IAM3DHUB Barcelona

Join us for an hybrid event celebrating startups and Additive Manufacturing. 

The Finals will happen on Monday October 10th, 2022 from 4 to 6.30PM CEST for a series of talks and startup pitches discussing high-potential applications for Additive Manufacturing. 

Leaders of the AM industry are joining forces to help accelerate the rise of 3D printed applications that combine social or environmental impact, high scalability and unique use cases for the industry.


You can join us online or in Barcelona at DFactory (C/27 nº 10-16, Zona Franca, 08040 Barcelona)

Date and Hours

October 10th, 2022 from 4PM to 6.30PM CEST

This event is part of the IAM3DHUB Annual Summit, a day gathering the AM ecosystem including tour facilities, networking and conferences.


Program of the Finals


Keynote Speech

"Additive Manufacturing: How industry innovation can unlock potential in a time of crisis"

Martin Back, MD at BASF Forward AM, will share his vision for the Additive Manufacturing industry and its potential to unlock advantages for industry during a time of crisis. He will talk about how the Forward AM Innovation Award seeks to recognize the creativity and high potential that is sparked by combining the competence of the 3D printing industry with startup-driven innovation.


Discussion Panel

"Startups and AM: the next frontier for scalable and impactful 3D printing applications?"

Join our discussion panel featuring:

  • François Minec, Global Head of Strategy at HP P3D
  • Agustin Soriano, Business Development Director at Photocentric
  • Alexandre d'Orsetti, CEO at Sculpteo
  • Gilad Lustig, Vice President of Business Development at Stratasys


Startup Pitches

Pitches of the four finalists & Award Ceremony

The four startups finalists of the Award: Act'ble, Archyas Automation, Limber and Odapt will compete in front of the Jury and the audience to get a chance to win the 3 Prizes of the contest redeemed at IAM3DHUB: a 50,000EUR Grand Prize, a 15,000EUR Sustainability Award and a 15,000EUR Public's Choice Award. 

Meet the Finalists of 2022

Discover the 4 startups competing in the Finals


Germany (2021)

3D printed soles for ballet pointe shoes improving the sustainability and health of dancers.




Archytas Automation

USA (2020)


Affordable automation robots for local micro-factories.


Spain (2021)


Re-usable and customized wafer for two-pieces ostomy bags that adapts to any shape of stoma.





USA (2020)


Affordable and personalized ‘unibody’ prosthetic leg and digital manufacturing workflow.

Hosted by

In partnership with

Meet the Sponsors


The Prizes

A contest designed to accelerate your startup
innovating with Additive Manufacturing

More than 100,000€ in Prizes

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Connect with leading investors, industry experts and fellow entrepreneurs

Become part of the global Additive Manufacturing community and meet experts and mentors


50,000€ Grand Prize for the best Additive Manufacturing application, 15,000€ for the best sustainable 3D printing application, 15,000€ for the People's Award. Each finalist will also receive 10,000€. All funding will be redeemed at the IAM3D HUB.


Pitch in front of a curated audience of renowned industry leaders and investors. 

Get spotted by international media with interview opportunities

Apply Now!

Redeem your Prize at IAM3DHUB

Accelerate your Startup with our Additive Manufacturing Partner
IAM3D HUB new logo

The IAM3DHUB - International Advanced Manufacturing 3D Hub - is an industrial consortium composed of several companies from the Additive Manufacturing value chain, such as technology providers, material manufacturers, software developers or post-processing solutions providers. 

The goal of the IAM3DHUB is to accelerate the adoption of Additive Manufacturing technologies within in the industry  through a one-stop shop to guide and advice companies in their 3DP/AM transformation.

This support can be offered thanks to the technologies entrusted by the members of the Hub.

Services, or "Technology Adoption Projects", provided by the IAM3DHUB technical team are classified in three main areas:


DfAM & EfAM: Design and Engineering for Additive Manufacturing. This includes conceptualization, design, re-design, 3D modeling, engineering, simulation, optimization, prototyping, testing, validation and certification of new parts, applications, products or tools meant to be produced through additive manufacturing, and the digital transformation of currently existing products, tools, parts or applications aiming to maximize the benefits driven by the adoption of these technologies. 


Business & Mentoring: assessment and mentoring that our team can provide to early adopters  in order to identify potential parts, applications, products or tools for whose additive manufacturing  can provide interesting benefits, such as costs reduction, shorter manufacturing times, performance enhancement or other kinds of added value due to their redesign, as structural optimizations or parts customization.


Training: helping companies, after the initial phase of technology experimenting and testing, to acquire the specific design & engineering knowledge, to detect interesting business opportunities unveiled by the adoption of additive manufacturing technologies, and to combine them or select the most appropriate among the available solutions on the market, both technically and economically wise.

What to Expect

Journey to the Award

Who Is Eligible to Participate ?

Startups using Additive Manufacturing
You Should Apply if
  • Your startup creates products using Additive Manufacturing
  • Your startup is less than 5 years old and employs less than 50 people. Spin offs from universities and medium-size companies are eligible as well.
  • You have proof of registration for your company
You Cannot Apply If
  • Your startup develops 3D printers, software or material. We are looking for 3D printing applications !


Your startup can be in any industry, we are looking for 3D printing applications with a strong focus on innovation, sustainability and scalability.

Dental aligners, shoes, tools, automotive parts, music instruments, industrial tooling and molding, medical implants, sport equipment, toys, architecture, fashion, construction...You develop a product that makes best use of 3D printing ? It's time to apply !

Do you have questions about the contest? Feel free to contact us at

Hosted by Forward AM

BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, is a 100% subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH. It focuses on establishing and expanding the business under the Forward AM brand with advanced materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing. BASF 3D Printing Solutions is organized into startup-like structures to serve customers in the dynamic 3D printing market. It cooperates closely with the global research platforms and application technologies of various departments at BASF and with research institutes, universities, startups and industrial partners.

Gold Sponsors


HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at


Photocentric has been manufacturing photopolymer resin since 2002 and are the undisputed world-leaders in visible light polymerisation. In 2014 we started our journey into 3D printing with the use of LCD screens as the selective light source to harden visible light photopolymer.


Digital manufacturing leader since 2009, Sculpteo works with innovative companies to integrate 3D printing into their manufacturing processes. Sculpteo's experienced Additive Manufacturing specialists provide on-demand 3D printing with professional technologies and performance materials.



Silver Sponsors


AMT produces end to end automated post processing systems that are accelerating the mass adoption of industrial Additive Manufacturing 2.0. Founded in 2017, AMT is headquartered in the UK with a design and manufacturing facility in Hungary, and offices in Texas. More information about AMT is available at

Atum 3D

We are experts in integrating 3D printing solutions in traditional processes. Our DLP printers enable cost-efficient, decentralised production. We take on any process or material challenges in partnership with leading resin suppliers. Add our flexibility to customise and connect - and atum3D offers one of the most versatile platforms available.

Ecosystem Partners

AM Ventures

The leading venture capital firm in additive manufacturing has an extensive portfolio of more than a dozen successful companies in 7 countries on 3 continents. AM Ventures possesses in-depth technology know-how and is well connected with the most experienced industry experts in the 3D printing industry.

Asimov Ventures

Asimov Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in New York City and Palo Alto. We invest in technology with a focus on 3D printing, robotics and computing. We seek to partner with visionary entrepreneurs in relentless pursuit of opportunity.


MatterHackers is the largest 3D printing retailer in the U.S. that's on a mission to make 3D printing easier and more accessible for everyone. With the lowest prices available on thousands of 3D printing products, award-winning customer support, and innovative solutions to your specific digital manufacturing need, MatterHackers is your one-stop-shop for everything 3D printing.


Mobility/Medical goes Additive (MGA) is the leading international network for Industrial Additive Manufacturing with more than 140 members focusing on users and suppliers especially from the aerospace, railway and automotive industry but also from the medical sector. In more than a dozen Working Groups our members jointly lower hurdles that one company alone cannot overcome.

Women in 3D Printing

Women in 3D Printing is an organization dedicated to promoting, supporting and inspiring women who are using Additive Manufacturing technologies. Women in 3D Printing centers around the idea that we should embrace those diverse backgrounds because they are what makes this industry so rich and interesting.

Media Partners


3Dnatives is the largest international online media platform on 3D printing and its applications. 3Dnatives puts an emphasis on in-depth analysis of the market and receives 1 million unique visitors per month. It is currently available in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. is a news organization dedicated to bringing you up to date on all the latest news from the 3D printing industry. We source and share the latest news and additive manufacturing industry stories through investigative reporting, interviews, and on-the-ground experiences through conferences, site visits, and hands-on information. Our professional team of writers are experienced and dedicated to their work. / – the leading German-language online magazine for Additive Manufacturing (AM), informs the industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland about international AM developments, products, and services. Its sister magazine – the Independent Magazine for Additive Manufacturing (AM) provides all industry-relevant news, updates, and insights daily to a global audience.




All3DP is the world's most popular online magazine for 3D printing and additive manufacturing attracting more than 2.5 million makers, engineers, and entrepreneurs every month. We're your reliable source for unbiased product reviews, news, and industry-leading feature articles covering it ALL.