Spotlight on innovators: the start-up area.

Vision today, reality tomorrow: The IFAT Munich Start-up Area is all about innovations in technology and science. This is where successful and highly motivated start-ups present their pioneering products and services that will inspire international experts.

Welcome to the future of environmental technologies!

With our Start-up Area in Hall C4, we have created a central forum that focuses even more strongly on innovations in technology and science. The young companies presenting themselves and their products and services here are laying the foundations for the business models of tomorrow. Their intelligent solutions make the use of resources more efficient and promote climate and environmental protection. You can look forward to almost 50 start-ups from 20 nations.

Profitable for everyone involved

  • Exciting and comprehensive innovation overview
  • Networking between newcomers and market leaders
  • Science, research and industry in dialogue
  • Profitable cooperation and synergy effects
  • Strengthening of own market position

Full focus on innovation & networking

Our stand design has been further developed to create more space for networking, with lounges and a coffee bar for inspiring conversations. Our Green Stage - an activity area for exhibitor presentations, presentations by associations and partner institutions as well as science-oriented discussion rounds - is also located in the immediate vicinity.

Green Stage

Are you interested in automated dismantling, opportunities for industrial collaboration, approaches for a sustainable circular economy in the construction industry, technical aspects of the bioeconomy, cooperation between start-ups and the public sector or other innovation topics?

Then the Green Stage is the perfect place for you. On the mornings of the first four days of the trade fair, a two-hour lecture program will focus on topics that are particularly relevant to the start-up scene. Discover the entire program here.

To the program

Brand new start-up solution tours

In addition to visiting the start-up exhibitors "on your own", trade visitors to IFAT Munich 2024 can also join guided tours. On the afternoons from Monday to Friday, selected companies from the special area will be visited under expert guidance.

  • Tour duration: 70 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Limited number of participants: max. 15
  • Meeting point: Information stand Startup Area
  • Registration via IFAT Munich App

More about solution tours

Impressions 2022