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drinktec Startup Zone—drinktec 2022

Where: September 14–16, 2022

Where: Hall A4

As the world's leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry, drinktec is the international meeting place for the industry, covering the entire process chain from raw materials to filling and packaging technology to beverage branding.

Start-ups and new players are attracting attention in the beverage industry. Creative and new solutions are in high demand. That's why drinktec, together with DICA, is offering a joint stage for young entrepreneurs, their ideas and prototypes for the first time.

Program highlights
Who can apply?
Sponsorship by BMWK

Program highlights

The complete program can be found in our interactive schedule database.

Monday, September 12, 2022

12:30–13:00 Start-up & Entrepreneurship in the Beverage Industry
Chances for Innovation & Transformation
13:00–13:45 Pitch Session – Start-up Award Qualification Round 1
14:00–14:45 Keynote & Panel on Digital Solutions
Learn form start-up and expert exchange

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

11:00–11:45 Keynote & Panel on Soustainability in Production
Learn form start-up and expert exchange
13:00–16:30 DICA Demo Day & Pitchsession
Meet the 5 DICA Batch #07 Start-ups and DICA Innovation Partners
from 17:00 Start-up Corporate Networking – by invitation

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

13:00–13:45 Pitch Session – Start-up Award Qualification Round 2
14:00–14:45 Keynote & Panel
16:00–16:45 DICA Circular final event
(Panel, Pitches, Findings)

Thursday, September 15, 2022

11:00–12:00 Keynote & Panel
Consumer Worlds and Product Design
13:00–13:45 Pitch Session – Start-up Award Qualification Round 3
from 17:30 International Start-up Networking – by invitation

Friday, September 16, 2022

10:00–10:30 DICA Presentation
From scouting to partnership
13:00–14:00 Pitch Session – Start-up Award Finals
14:00–14:30 DICA-drinktec Startup Award Ceremony

Who can apply?

We are looking for innovative companies that want to present their creative ideas to the world of the beverage industry in the following categories:

  • Sustainability
  • Digital solutions
  • Water
  • Consumer world and product design

This is what we offer startups

  • 5 days stand with complete equipment: More information about the complete package
  • Start-up pitch stage
  • Networking events
  • Expand your network: Meet decision makers as well as future investors
  • Generous contingent of free tickets to invite partners, customers or investors

Sponsorship by BMWK

Under certain conditions the participation of the drinktec Startup Zone can be supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). All important information about the BMWK joint stand application and funding conditions can be found here.

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