The iPRODUCE project is now running its second round of Open Competitions, which has kicked off with the French cMDF competition.

The French cMDF competition aims to support project creators and companies in prototyping activities and initial prototype testing. Three participants will be awarded with complete support, including coaching, access to prototyping facilities in an industrial fab lab, test sites and testers.

The competition objectives are:

  • Help awarded applicants with “collaborative innovation”: 
    • help in the design and testing of the idea and product with experts in the field and future informed customers, and
    • provide early feedback to better target the proposed innovation and its future market. 

iPRODUCE and the network of French partners will support the winners and offer them prototyping equipment and advice from experts and users.

  • Help plan the development of a project from the ideation and prototyping phase to a first pre-product, by accompanying competition winners throughout these stages. 
  • Benefit the winners with access to equipment, office space, testing facilities, meeting rooms and coaching. Full-scale tests will also be organised with the winners.


Who can apply?

The competition is open to any project in the area of mobility, provided that it includes a significant part of physical design involving materials, hardware and manufacturing processes.

The project can be led by a student, an individual, a startup or an SME, ideally based in France. They must be of legal age (over 18 years old) if they are a student or an individual.


What should be submitted? 

Submissions must be mobility projects (electromobility, micro-mobility, soft mobility, or related products), involving the development of a physical part or product. Software development activities are not excluded but can only represent a limited part of the project. The submitted project must be aimed primarily at the general public.

The level of maturity of the project must be between the idea and the experimentation of the prototype, the project must be in the development phase. The phases that can be supported through this competition are: ideation, structuring, design, prototyping, experimentation.


Submission and deadlines

Submissions should be done through the submission form

Alternatively, submissions can be sent by e-mail to the French cMDF.

  • Email – jeremy.keller[@]materalia[.]fr  
  • Download – the application form (English | French)
  • Subject: iPRODUCE competition | iPRODUCE My Mobility.

DEADLINE for submissions: 25 March 2022

Want to know more?

If you need more information please visit iPRODUCE’s competition page.


2 March 2022
Samuel Almeida
Related to: French cMDF competition – iPRODUCE My Mobility
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