With us to the world’s leading trade fair
The world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water (ISH) brings the industry together. Leading players in the building technology and sanitary sector meet up here with skilled tradesmen, planners, architects and startups!
Following the fact that the ISH 2021 was only able to take place digitally, the aim is to build on old successes from March 13 to 17, 2023 in Frankfurt am Main. And these successes are very impressive. About 190,000 visitors from 161 countries came to ISH for the last attendance fair. More than 2,500 exhibitors from 57 countries presented their innovations.
Since 2019, young founders have been given a prominent spotlight at the ISH. Together with Messe Frankfurt, we have developed an exciting startup program that has since become a permanent element of every world-leading trade fair and a highlight at every ISH.
The industry’s topics are highly contemporary and of great relevance to society: whether climate-neutral heating with hydrogen, sector coupling in buildings, electromobility and building automation, integrating renewable energies and increasing energy efficiency, resource conservation or smart technology – the course for the future of energy is set at the ISH.
You find that your product, the technology developed before you or your business model is just as innovative as the one(s) of the established companies? You are convinced that your startup is a perfect fit for the industry? Then we would like to get to know you and your startup!
We take up about 20 startups to the world’s leading trade fair in March 2023. This is your opportunity to become part of a powerful industry!
The industry in fingures
74,3 billion €
The ISH is a driver of innovation and a global marketplace for new ideas. During the five days of the trade fair, trend-setting solutions for a sustainable future will be presented in Frankfurt am Main. To increase the visibility of startups and keep the costs of participation manageable, we invite startups to join our Startup area in Hall 11. You and your startup will benefit twice from participating: live and digitally. You can choose between two options.
Package 1: Compact Package (1 day)
- One-day participation as an exhibitor at ISH 2023 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- Startup Booth: a dedicated presentation area at the associations area in the foyer Hall 11.0
- Pitch on the ISH Energy stage
- 2 trade fair exhibitor tickets for your team plus 50 visitor tickets
- The opportunity to network with about 2,000 exhibitors from 50 countries
Package 1 costs €300.00 (plus VAT). The package price includes the presentation space for your startup.
Package 2: Combi Package (5 days)
- Five-day participation as an exhibitor at ISH 2023 in Frankfurt am Main
- Startup Booth: a dedicated presentation area at the Startup Area in Hall 11.0
- Pitch on the ISH Energy stage
- Participation in networking events with established market players
- 2 trade fair exhibitor tickets for the team plus 50 visitor tickets
- The opportunity to network with around 2000 exhibitors from 50 countries
Package 2 costs €1,300.00 (plus VAT). The package price includes the presentation space for your startup.
- Listing in the ISH-Contactor (digital trade fair catalog)
- Own pitch video for use on social media
- Increased media exposure as part of trade show coverage, also via social media
In addition to digital offers and the face-to-face trade show, exhibitors can benefit from the ISH Digital Extension. The ISH digital extension platform is a hybrid format that is offered parallel to the face-to-face exhibition and can be accessed for one week longer – i.e. until March 24, 2023. This is where you can find new contacts via AI- supported matchmaking, make appointments for web conferences, chat with new business partners and stream your product presentations. All important information about the ISH Digital Extension can be found on the ISH website.
We aim to bring together young founders and established companies in the SHK industry, to promote the exchange of ideas around heating and building renovation, and to act as a knowledge facilitator and expert on startups in the SHK industry. With our Startups@ programs, we support startups in taking a part in the existing value chain and in successfully carrying their innovations into the industry.
Our Startups@ programs are tailored around this goal. As an exhibitor, you can look forward to an exciting supporting program focused on the topics of startups and innovations for the SHK industry. In addition to startup talks, this will include your own startup pitch on the stage of the newly created associations area.
At the moment we are still working on the details. You can read more about it here shortly.
These are the requirements for participation
As a startup you can apply for participation if
- Your startup is younger than 10 years,
- Your product/service, technology and/or business model is (highly) innovative,
- Your startup is characterized by a significant growth of employees and/or turnover.
The registration process is closed. Registrations are no longer possible.
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