Start-up area

IFAT’s area for start-ups is the perfect stage for young companies from the environmental technology sector!

The start-up platform at IFAT will be even more vivid, more intense and more exciting! After a successful launch in 2018 and a purely digital start-up event in 2020, we are now entering the third round of bringing together young, highly innovative start-ups and the extensive global IFAT network.

In a central area of around 1,000 square meters, interested start-ups will find attractively designed exhibition stands to present themselves as an active market participant to an international audience and to establish important business contacts.

Participation as exhibitor

You have an innovative start-up? Your business operates in the growing market of environmental technologies? Then, this is the perfect place for you:

IFAT is looking for start-ups

  • that have been established less than ten years ago,
  • that have successfully passed the seed and set-up phases, and
  • that can showcase highly innovative products and services. The minimum requirement is an available prototype and an already commercialized product/service, respectively.


Become part of the start-up area and book our all-inclusive start-up package including:

  • approx. 8 m² of stand space in the joint start-up area
  • application fee
  • stand construction and equipment incl. logo graphics (1 table, 2 seats, lighting, multiple socket (3 sockets), rear wall for additional graphic printing (subject to a fee))
  • entry in the IFAT trade fair directories: basic entry (mandatory communication fee) in visitor guide, mobile and online database
  • AUMA fee
  • 3 free exhibitor passes to IFAT
  • electricity (connection max. 1 kW), WiFi access point, stand cleaning, waste disposal fee, stand security
  • overall coordination of the trade fair stand and on-site event management

Further services can be booked individually.

Package price: EUR 2,700 excl. VAT
Special Terms of Participation (B)


Register your start-up company for IFAT 2022 now! Registration deadline for start-ups: November 30, 2021

Applications that are submitted after April 30th 2021 will automatically be placed on the waiting list. In case a suitable stand option arises, we will contact you directly.

Register as an exhibitor now!

The start-up area’s benefits

  • Meeting point for the entire world! IFAT’s international visitors and exhibitors and the incomparable IFAT network provide unique access to new, global markets.
  • Understanding the big picture! IFAT presents the complete value chain of the industry: suppliers and manufacturers, customers from the industry and the public sectors, associations and politics. Make sure your start-up reaches the right recipients.
  • In the center! The central position on the start-up platform is ideal for new market participants: perfect attention for innovative services.
  • Good opportunity! The cost-effective “all-inclusive” turnkey package guarantees efficient access to the world's leading trade fair for environmental technologies.
  • The start-up show! Present your start-up in lectures and forums. We'll open the doors for you.

Your contact

Britta von Beckedorff
Exhibition Manager
+49 89 949-20284
Bruno Rudnik
Managing Director, SusTech Consult
Goethestr. 43
+49 89 3791-3888
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