Start-ups@The smarter E Europe 2021

Are renewable energy, decentralization, and digitalization more than just buzzwords for you? Have you founded a start-up that is working to advance the new energy and e-mobility sector? Then you should secure a spot at the innovation hub The smarter E Europe! Europe’s largest platform for the energy industry is a uniquely international event, where you will have the opportunity to make valuable contacts with the industry’s key decision makers.

To participate, you can choose between three packages: NEWCOMER, RISING STAR and INNOVATION MADE IN GERMANY. Please note that the INNOVATION MADE IN GERMANY package can be only booked by companies headquartered in Germany. Details of the packages will be available soon.

As an exhibitor, you will benefit from the many complementary networking and visibility opportunities listed below. Shape the new energy world by taking the opportunity to show off your innovative business models to over 50,000 industry professionals.

Please find here the conditions of participation.


"Our exhibit in the start-up pavilion received good traffic, and we received additional traffic after receiving the prestigious Intersolar AWARD. It is a worthwhile investment for start-ups and we look forward to participating in future Intersolar Europe tradeshows."

Efrat Ofman, Head of Marketing, Raycatch Ltd., Israel


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Free of charge

Business speed dating powered by Innoloft is your chance to establish valuable business relationships with domestic and international energy experts. In 8-minute timeslots, you will have the opportunity to meet the right project partners and investors for you and bring your start-up to the next level. Innoloft’s online matching platform uses an algorithm that generates suitable matches, ensuring that you don’t waste any time.

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Free of charge

Free drinks and Bavarian delicacies! On the first day of the exhibition, the traditional exhibitors' evening will take place at Messe München starting at 6:30 p.m. Finish off the first day of the exhibition in a cozy beer garden atmosphere and take the opportunity to make valuable contacts with established players from all over the world. Registration is not required. If the weather is good, the event will take place in the Atrium West.



    Free of charge

    The early bird catches the worm! Start the day off right with coffee, refreshments and the chance to network with other founders in a relaxed atmosphere. The founders' breakfast will take place on the 3rd day of the exhibition (sponsor required). Space is limited.

    Registration will be possible starting in spring 2021.



    Free of charge

    Competent staff is the key to success, especially for an aspiring company. Where better to find the right employees as an energy start-up than at Europe's largest energy industry platform? As an exhibitor of the start-up area you can publish your job advertisement for free. The service can be ordered via the Exhibitor Cockpit from January 2021.

    "We made many valuable contacts. The three exhibition days were a huge success for us as a young start-up. All in all, we think EM-Power is taking a pioneering approach. The energy transition is going to be decentralized and digital. We are seeing growing numbers of decentralized installations which are operating well below their optimum level, and this is where our software services could really make a difference."
    Christian Neumann, Managing Director, mondas GmbH, Germany

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    Boost your brand awareness



    Free of charge

    Innovative products and groundbreaking business ideas alone won’t lead to success if nobody knows about them. As an exhibitor, you will benefit from our marketing package, which will help you give your company the visibility it deserves. The following services are included in the package free of charge:

    • one press release sent out via the service newsaktuell
    • banners
    • landing pages
    • 50 entry vouchers for The smarter E Europe to give to your most important business partners and customers



    Free of charge

    Representing a start-up (NEWCOMER, RISING STAR or INNOVATION MADE IN GERMANY), you will be eligible to apply for a 10-minute speaking slot in the Start-up Stage. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to present your company and your innovative solutions for the new energy world to today’s decision makers. The Start-up Stage provides  the perfect chance to gain new customers and to increase your reach and visibility. Slots are limited.



    Free of charge

    The smarter E AWARD, Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD honor the innovative products and projects of future-oriented companies that make a significant contribution to the success of the new energy world. In 2019, two start-ups – Mondas GmbH and Raycatch Ltd. – won one of the coveted prizes. Now it’s your turn. Show off your pioneering spirit and shine a spotlight on your own innovative strengths at the award ceremonies! There is no participation fee for start-ups. Registration from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021.

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      Conditions of participation

      • Founded at most 5 years ago
      • Fewer than 50 employees
      • Annual turnover of 5 million euros or less
      • Headquartered in Germany
      • Founded at most 10 years ago
      • Fewer than 50 employees
      • Annual turnover of 10 million euros or less

        Young start-ups are eligible to receive funding to participate in a series of three events , with 60% of costs covered for the first two events and 50% of costs covered for the third. Further information can be found here. To participate, please contact Ms. Jennifer Kunz.