29.01.2019 | GETRAG Areal Ludwigsburg

Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg and the VDMA Baden-Württemberg offer a tried-and-tested format for:

  • High-tech startups with solutions for industry
  • Innovative industrial enterprises, in particular from the mechanical and plant engineering sector

Connect to the real potentials

25 high-tech startups present their Industry 4.0 solutions. Startups from Baden-Württemberg, Germany and Europe. Evaluated and selected by an expert jury.

Present your solution to the big boys

More than 150 actual industry-related decision-makers will participate. Managing directors, development managers, production managers or project managers. No consultants, no VC investors.

No bullshit – just bingo

The event doesn’t include any unnecessary frills. No slides bursting with content, no stage show, no pseudo-cool evening event. Instead, the focus is on engaging in discussions about concrete offer and needs-based solutions. That’s it!

Space for real co-working

We support you in your quest to initiate discussions before, during and after the event, and offer you different rooms in which you can engage in a trustworthy exchange.

Why it’s worth it!

“You may collect fewer business cards here than at other events – but they’re just the right ones!”

Andreas BihlmaierRobodev GmbH (Startup)

“Encountering 25 new and clever ideas in one day isn’t just very inspiring but also excellent for reasons of efficiency”

Henrik A. Schunk SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG

“Start the future focuses on personal, direct exchange. This is the basic prerequisite for initiating a trusting and promising cooperative endeavour.”

Dietrich BirkManaging Director VDMA Baden-Württemberg

“The companies we met here are a perfect fit for us: they are agile, flexibly organized and have the same innovative speed as us.”

Ralf Kö GmbH (Startup)

“When it comes to developing and testing new ideas, a young, dynamic start-up is the ideal partner.”

Manfred WittensteinChairman of the Wittenstein SE Supervisory Board

“Start up the Future offers everything in one room: initial information through pitches, prototype demonstrators and retreat rooms for in-depth initial discussions.”

Thomas HegelZF Friedrichshafen AG

“STARTUP THE FUTURE is an outstanding format. You can easily establish direct connection to start-ups that have the right solutions for mechanical engineering.”

Peter PostFesto AG & Co. KG.

“In contrast to the big companies in the industry, small companies cannot afford their own innovation department. But here, you can easily find the perfect solutions that fit your own line of business.”

Andreas WolfRobomotion GmbH

“An ideal opportunity to engage in discussion with young companies and to broaden one’s horizons in the spirit of an open culture of innovation.”

Thomas FrancoOskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG

“With our solutions for mechanical and plant engineering, we have met our core target group here. It doesn’t get any better than that!”

Thilo HeffnerEfficiency Systems (Startup)

“Rarely have I been so inspired within half a day as I was at STARTUP THE FUTURE”

Thomas HösleElabo GmbH

“A Swabian mid-size company and startup are a really good cultural fit: “Identify a problem, work on a solution, implement it – without any red tape and in no time at all.”

Volker SieberSchnaithmann Maschinenbau GmbH


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Next Event: 29.01.2019

Digitization is a matter of putting tried-and-tested recipes for success to the test and treading new paths. Many projects for intelligent networking cannot only be managed with the resources that are available – they require a strong and innovative partner.