Subcon Launchpad Turbocharges UK Engineering Start-up Scene

Subcon Launchpad Turbocharges UK Engineering Start-up Scene

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.


About The Launchpad

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
  • 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!”

Gordon Kirk, Subcon


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