International markets are extremely interesting for start-ups and innovative companies which are just spreading their wings. From 24-28 April 2017 the Start-up and Innovation Square will be organized for the third time at the Hannover Messe. Get ready to meet your next client and your new future investor at the Start-up & Innovation Square.

Exposure is a must for innovative start-ups, because doing business entails far more than just having a good idea. The Start-up and Innovation Square means joining forces and make some noise at this global event. Bringing everybody together in the same hall guarantees that start-ups get the attention of cutting edge coporations with which they need to connect. Visitors who may otherwise simply walk past a small stand will be ready to hear your pitch for your product or service.

The start-up and Innovation Square on the Hannover Messe is available for all Start-ups and supporting parties in the Netherlands. The square will be a main part in the Dutch Industrial Supply Pavilion in Hall 4.


HM FotoEach participant will get one unit of 1x1x1 meter on the Start-up and Innovation Square to be able to present his Start-up or Innovation. In total covering 4m2 exhibition space. If needed you can subscribe for 2 units equivalent to 8m2. It is also possible to have an open space if you like to take your complete machine with you instead of placing it on the cubic blocks.

There will be about 20 Start-ups. There will be one common lounge for the entire collective and coffee corners will also be set up in various places. Start-ups will receive 4m2 of exhibition space for €1.475 Excl. VAT per company (including marketing costs OBS system Hannover Messe and including the Mission Voucher). The Start-up and Innovation Square will be centrally designed and is included in the price.

A booth also grants you access to the common lounge and several coffee corners where you can meet with other start-ups, potential investors and clients. Have a coffee, tell them all about your product or service and leave Hannover with a lot of valuable new contacts. Show some of the biggest companies in Europe what you’ve got and make the international connections that will help you take your start-up to the next level. One of them might just end up being a new client or investor!

Hannover Messe Pioneers in International Business

Meet Industry Giants Hannover Messe 2017Being at the right place at the right time can change your destiny! Want to get face time with tech and industry leaders who could become your lead client, mentor or even investor?

Under the auspices of Holland Innovative, ‘Meet the Industry Giants’ will give you a shot not just at meeting executives of some of the world’s most innovative corporations, but actually pitching on the stage in front of a huge crowd at Hannover Messe.

We are looking for 40 start-ups (10 in four categories):

  • Energy
  • Integrated Industry – Industry 4.0
  • Mobility
  • Resesarch & Technology

On Day 1 (April 24), you will experience networking, speed dating and face-to-face sessions with industry experts, who will also oversee a pitching competition. At the end of the day, the experts will vote which start-ups have the right stuff, technology, team and vision to go through to the next day.

On Day 2 (April 25), after an intensive pitching school, two start-ups from each of the four categories will be in the room with company executives who need their expertise, and who can be the key to future success. The start-ups that most impress will win a prize, a shot at working further with one of these corporations that need their talents.

Do you believe in your product? Do you believe in your team? Then apply by March 31, to be part of ‘Meet the Industry Giants’, sponsored by HighTechXL, StartupDelta, High Tech Campus Eindhoven and Brainport Development.

If you have innovations that you would like to present, then please apply at the button below for a stand at the Start-up and Innovation Square. The deadline for subscription for both the Start-up and Innovation Square, as well as ‘Meet the Industry Giants’, is March 31, 2017

For any further questions about the Innovation Square or ‘Meet the Industry Giants’, please contact Hans Meeske from Holland Innovative.
T: 0031 (0)6 2061 9096