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Business meets Business

Are you looking for new ideas or new partners in innovation? We offer a tailor-made platform! At START UP THE FUTURE, established businesses meet start-up companies. No anonymous Internet platform, no time-consuming search, but on-site, personal contact with selected partners.

Focal point Industrie 4.0

Digitization means exploring new paths. This is difficult if one is working without new impulses and only with tools. We will introduce you to competent innovation partners exploring new paths beyond the beaten track. Not just anywhere, but in the industrial sector.

Start up the Future

Under the slogan “meet your match” we offer companies the opportunity to get to know selected technology start-ups and their innovative solutions. At the same time, we offer young technology companies the chance to compete for a pitch. We are currently evaluating all applications. Check back here for more details by the end of October!

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Manfred Wittenstein,

Spokesman of the Allianz Industrie 4.0 and Chairman of the Wittenstein SE Supervisory Board

Industrie 4.0 means putting proven formulas for success to the test. This is particularly true for companies that have already conquered a market. To remain competitive, you have to constantly examine new possibilities for your own company and create space for new approaches. When it comes to developing and testing new ideas, a young, dynamic start-up is the ideal partner.

Dr. Dietrich Birk,

Managing Director of the VDMA Baden-Württemberg

As a center of German engineering, Baden-Württemberg has made a name for itself worldwide. No other sector is so powerful and innovative. As the country’s most productive industry, it generates around one third of the total turnover of German mechanical engineering. Our mechanical engineering is internationally oriented, highly innovative, and characterized by medium-sized family businesses. Baden-Württemberg is currently establishing itself as an international hotspot for Industrie 4.0 solutions.

Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut MdL

Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg is well positioned with its strong small and medium-sized businesses, its many “hidden champions,” and its large industrial companies. But our goal is to further expand our strengths and invest in the future. The increasing digitalization of the economy and of society has an effect on almost all areas of life and leads to serious changes. Established business models are being questioned in the course of digitization and new players are entering the market. Our state is therefore – today more than ever – dependent on innovative and creative junior companies and their cooperation with established industrial companies.