IFAT for science and research

IFAT is the perfect platform for junior staff and young professionals who want to take up studies in the field of environmental technologies. Universities and universities of applied sciences, innovative start-ups and industry leaders present themselves at IFAT. Thanks to current research projects and the close synergy between science and business, IFAT regularly becomes a unique hot spot for innovation.

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The future platform combines our future’s opportunities. Be there when successful start-ups showcase their innovative ideas, renowned universities present exciting research projects and visionary companies look for people who have the courage to take our future into their own hands.

What does IFAT offer you?

Students and professors experience applied research live at IFAT. Science and research in direct dialog—at the future platform

  • Outstanding start-ups and universities present marketable results and the latest study projects.
  • The future platform’s communicative lounges is where companies with attractive jobs and training positions advertise for junior staff and where universities inspire enthusiasm for the degree courses in environmental technologies.
  • The platform offers perfect opportunities to network with global players!
  • Furthermore, an exciting supporting program, vivid live demonstrations and international exhibitors provide the complete know-how of environmental technologies.


Key facts about IFAT 2018 at a glance


exhibitors from 58 countries and regions


visitors from 162 countries and regions


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Visitor structure by sector
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IFAT Industry Insights
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Industry Insights

Circular economy, climate protection & climate resilience—read how the solutions in the IFAT network help to make our world sustainable.

Industry Insights
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Who is who: the IFAT exhibitor portal.

Exhibitors at IFAT: You can find the exhibiting companies, their products, new suppliers, and company profiles in the IFAT exhibitor portal.

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Sustainability.Our attitude.
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Sustainability at IFAT

We want to set a good example and make IFAT more sustainable in an ongoing process. Learn more!