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The Expo. Touch the future.
Networking. Funding. My Thing.

 14th  &  15th  Feb  2:19  Berlin
The  Internet of Things  Startup  Event
200+ Startups
15 Pitches
20 Exhibitors
50+ Speakers

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.


Speakers  include

Christian Rickerts

Secretary Christian Rickerts

Permanent Secretary

Berlin Senate

Christian Dürr

Christian Dürr MdB

Vice Group Chairman
Member of the Federal Board


Uli Fricke

Uli W. Fricke

Founder | CEO

Triangle Venture Capital Group

Regine Haschka Helmer IOTA

Regine Haschka-Helmer

Member of IOTA Foundation

Founder | CEO


Waldemar Ariel Gala

Waldemar Ariel Gala

Founder | CEO


Fernando Vilas

Founder | CEO


Dirk Lui

Dirk Lui

Accelerator | Coach

AXA Startup Center

Prof. Dr. Matthias Waehlisch

Prof. Dr. Matthias Wählisch

Head of Group Internet Technologies

Freie Universität Berlin

Jane Stoller

Jane Stoller

Director of Educational Technology and Gaming


Micaela Schork, LL.M.

Chair at ECTA


TIGGES Lawyers

Felix Engelhardt

Felix Engelhardt

CFA | Head of M&A

Carl Finance – M&As for SMBs

Charles Ahmadzadeh

Charles Ahmadzadeh

Co-Founder + Engineering

Our  Venue


Our  Sponsors & Partners

AXA Startup Center

AXA Startup Center

Deutsche Telekom AG

Deutsche Telekom AG

IOTA Foundation

IOTA Foundation

Redstone Venture Capital

Redstone Venture Capital


FunderNation – The Crowdinvesting Platform

Triangle Venture Capital Group

Triangle Venture Capital Group
 HTGF - High-Tech Gründerfonds


HTGF | High-Tech Founders Funds



PROFUND INNOVATION - Freie Universität Berlin

PROFUND INNOVATION – Freie Universität Berlin

Fraunhofer Institute

Fraunhofer Institute

DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung

DIN – German Institute for Standardization

Berlin Senate for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Berlin Senate for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises


bunch.AI – Artificial Intelligence


Talentese Job Platform – Look Inside the Best Companies


Desk.Works – Workspaces in 82 Countries


FideliumTech – Uniting Artificial Intelligence with Game Play

Research Group Creative Media at the HTW Berlin

Research Group Creative Media of the
University of Applied Sciences Berlin

IHK Berlin

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Berlin

TARGET E-Sports Entertainment

TARGET E-Sports Entertainment

Carl Finance - M&A Platform for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Carl Finance – Germany’s leading M&A Platform for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
 Wearablezz - The Wearables Marketplace
Wearablezz – The Wearables Marketplace

Xtreme Gamer Squad eSports

Xtreme Gamer Squad eSports
 TIGGES International Attorneys At Law
TIGGES International Attorneys At Law

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:

Die Tafeln



The  Expo

The  future  at  your  fingertips

A  future  to  join  in

Fancy a touch of Star Trek? What comes after Cloud and Edge Computing? Have you ever exchanged touches with your loved one by using a smart shirt?

The Internet of Things and the Industry 4.0 are entering our living rooms, our lifestyle and of course our working world.

TOUCHING INNOVATIONS offers the most innovative exhibitors, the pioneers of today’s industrial revolution. Get inspired by the latest products and developments, and join us live in Berlin.



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.

Exciting Enablement Sessions and Onsite Acceleration

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.

Touching Innovations 2:19

Build it.

Found it.

Fund it.

Sell it.

Buy it.

Touch it.

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Exhibitors. Pitches.

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.

Experience  Touching  Innovations
14th & 15th February  2:19  Berlin
At   Deutsche  Telekom  AG  capital  venue
Franzoesische  Strasse  33 a-c,  1:117  Berlin
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