Throughout the 2-day event with more than 50 speakers, 20 exhibitors and 15 startup pitches, international IoT innovation drivers and experts from industry and research will come together. Tech startups present themselves and their innovative B2B, B2C and B2E solutions at the exhibition, in presentations and in special areas of action.
In addition to IoT startups – looking for funding, partners or customers or planning an M&A transaction – event participants primarily include corporate ventures, corporate M&A, innovation hub executives, investment banks, venture capital firms, business angels and accelerators.
Corporates, investors, accelerators, founders and SMEs are offered extensive opportunities to exchange ideas, try out products, win customers and suppliers, discuss partnerships and much more.
Founders also have the opportunity to present themselves in 15 minute pitchdrives (7 minutes pitch + Q&A) and to win business angels, venture capital, other partners and of course customers.
Investors, corporates and buying centers of selected industries will share market demands and business directions of the coming years with potential future suppliers and partners.
In a wide range of presentations and workshops, international speakers will cover various topics and take you on a FutureTech journey about IoT sensors and actuators, smart textiles, wearable technology, artificial intelligence & machine learning, augmented & virtual reality, eSports, as well as digital marketing, cryptopayment models, patents & copyrights, lab & venture building, PropTech, valuation methods for tech startups, growth & exit strategies, and many other topics.
Secretary Christian Rickerts
Christian Dürr MdB
Vice Group Chairman
Member of the Federal Board
Uli W. Fricke
Founder | CEO
Triangle Venture Capital Group
Member of IOTA Foundation
Founder | CEO
Waldemar Ariel Gala
Founder | CEO
Founder | CEO
Accelerator | Coach
AXA Startup Center
Prof. Dr. Matthias Wählisch
Head of Group Internet Technologies
Freie Universität Berlin
Director of Educational Technology and Gaming
Micaela Schork, LL.M.
Chair at ECTA
CFA | Head of M&A
Carl Finance – M&As for SMBs
Co-Founder + Engineering
Our Sponsors & Partners
University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Doing good together. . .
We not only support startups, but also engage in social projects – and every participant in Touching Innovations 2019 automatically helps, because we donate at least 17% of the profit to:
The future at your fingertips
A future to join in
The Internet of Things and the Industry 4.0 are entering our living rooms, our lifestyle and of course our working world.
In addition to exponential networking at the exhibition, the two-day event will focus on intense pitch drives with 15-minute startup pitches (seed – series A), investor, corporate and buying center sessions and expert lectures.
Our speakers and subject matter experts will take you on a stimulating knowledge journey through all the life cycle phases of a tech startup. From startup know-how and public funding programmes, via WearableTech, IoT, AI and bots, to crypto-payment models, human resources, marketing, law, right up to theme islands such as the exit through different M&As.
Get ready! Besides 200+ IoT startups and numerous market experts, we are going to have 100+ investors of all kinds on site, such as VCs and business angels, plus leading corporates, accelerators, venture builders and media representatives – in addition to other exciting participants from industry and research.
Register your startup for participation at the EXPO no later than 13th November 2018 and be one of 20 exclusive exhibitors. The deadline for our pitchdrives (seed – series A), where 15 founders pitch against each other for investments and strong partners, as well as for our speaker slots (lectures and impulse statements), ends on 7th December.
Corporates, respective buying centers and investors who would like to report on their demand, strategic and business direction addressing startups, are kindly requested to register by November 30th, 2018.