IFA NEXT Innovation Engine Brings Ideas to the Stage

The IFA NEXT Innovation Engine, in the center of Hall 26, complements a new and dynamic exhibition area with a quality programme of lectures, panel discussions, and presentations.

It’s all part of IFA providing, for the rst time in 2017 a unique and even larger stage for innovation. Together, startups, research laboratories, universities, and companies form IFA NEXT, the evolution of the previous IFA TecWatch innovation format.

Technologies for the future indeed raise many questions, and the IFA NEXT Innovation Engine brings them to the stage. Quali ed specialist presentations and panel discussions are taking place each day in this new, completely open setting. The Innovation Engine creates the perfect setting for technical backgrounds, pointed opinions, and prominent voices from politics and industry.

IFA NEXT STARTUP DAYS – SIX STARTUP-THEMED DAYS WITH PRESENTATIONS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, AND PITCHES

From Friday, 1 September to Wednesday, 6 September, 20 young founders from different elds will exhibit in the IFA NEXT Hall on each of the six theme days. The startups will also debate one relevant issue every afternoon in the IFA NEXT Innovation Engine. Here, startups will pitch to IFA visitors, journalists, experts, decision-makers from trade and industry, and to potential investors.

STARTUP FOCUS TOPICS 2017

1st Sept. – IoT / Wearables / Q&A 2nd Sept. – Smart Home
3rd Sept. – Virtual Reality
4th Sept. – Digital Health
5th Sept. – Accelerator Day
6th Sept. – Future Mobility / Use of Time

IFA NEXT SHOWCASE –THE EXHIBITION FOR INSPIRING IDEAS

Startups such as La French Tech, innovative companies such as Ubtech or Amazon Alexa, research institutions, universities, and organizations will present their ideas for innovative products and solutions for the future at the IFA NEXT Showcase. Young and creative entrepreneurs will focus on one particularly engaging topic: over 160 startups will reveal where technology is headed.


IFA NEXT
1-6 September 2017
Hall 26