With the growing Generation Climate, the idealistic commitment in the environmental sector has increased extremely—and also the scientific commitment. Our industry is being shaped by a whole new innovation-driven dynamic, which will naturally also be reflected at IFAT Munich, the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies.
The new start-up area is a central forum in Hall B4 that replaces the experience.science.future area and has an even stronger focus on innovations in technology and science. Near the themed world of Mineral Resources / Sustainable Road Construction, successful and highly motivated start-ups will present their products and services for the future of environmental technologies.
And this is what these young companies will introduce here: the foundation for the business models of tomorrow. This includes intelligent solutions to make the use of resources even more efficient—and to accelerate the protection of climate and environment.
The specialty: all companies have already proved their innovations’ marketability, making the start-up area the ideal environment for industry giants looking for synergies and cooperation.
Intensive dialog between start-ups and established market players is the best investment we can all make and promote. Only when industry, business, science and research act in concert can promising ideas be transformed into profitable production processes—and proven solutions for more efficient use of resources and the environment be created.
The start-up area consists of an exhibition area with around 50 start-ups from the environmental sector and a promotion area featuring a many-faceted program: the Innovation Stage. From exhibitor presentations and scientifically oriented discussion panels to the trending topics of the associations and partners—the focus is on information and interaction.