Franfurt / Main

Here's what to expect this year!

Once you arrive in Frankfurt, look forward to four days of intense matchmaking, interacting and engagement. This is the place where futur is made and you can be part!

Startups in matchmaking
Startups in matchmaking

General Procedure

  • At the IAA, selected startups will be hosted in the Startup Zone – an area dedicated to the entire innovation ecosystem flush at the center of hall 5. Meet your peers, engage with investors, find solutions with your potential partners from industry.
  • Dedicated matchmaking formats form the core of the NMW Lab19. Through curated guest lists and focused participant groups we enable valuable interactions and provide breeding ground for cooperation to flourish.
  • The startups of the industry-owned challenge will battle for winning the partnership with the corporate problem-owner.
  • All selected startups will also partake in dedicated sessions of the IAA Conference – e.g. as experts in panels, presenting their ideas at a lighting talk or even taking a stance at an Oxford Debate.

Our Matchmaking in Detail

Startup meets Industry 20-30 Participants
Startup meets VC / Accelerator / Business Angels 20-30 Participants
Startup meets Mittelstand 20-30 Participants
Industry meets VC / Accelerator / Business Angels 20-30 Participants
Industry + Mittelstand meets CTO's 20-30 Participants