IFA NEXT stands for vision, pioneering spirit and future-stimulating ideas. Nearly 30 IFA NEXT exhibitors will present themselves on all three IFA 2020 Special Edition days at the German Startup Pitches. Ten startups will compete each day in a series of four-minute sessions, in front of an experienced jury in an effort to convince them that their idea is the next big thing.
The jury consists of Vanessa Cann, Managing Director of the AI Federal Association, Rayk Reitenbach, Investment Manager IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft and Louis Heinz, High-Tech Gründerfonds. All jury representatives know what a product idea needs to become The NEXT Big Thing. Every day the jury chooses a winner of the day.
All startups come from a wide variety of backgrounds in the world of technology, but they have one thing in common: to make life easier. A variety of technologies will be showcased, such as artificial intelligence, cloud sharing and virtual reality applications. A look at the field of participants at the German Startup Days reveals just how diverse the future is. In addition to the tech areas already mentioned, there will also be an Asian cooking box, sex tech and a mini dishwasher.
For many startups, the presentation at SHIFT MOBILITY meets IFA NEXT is the ideal opportunity to make their products and services globally visible.
About IFA 2020 Special Edition
The IFA 2020 Special Edition - consisting of physical live events focusing on its B2B core functions of IFA - offers a meeting place for industry and trade in the IFA Business, Retail & Meeting Lounges and cross-industry innovations at SHIFT Mobility meets IFA NEXT. While these event elements are aimed at trade visitors, media representatives can exclusively experience the latest products and services, press briefings and IFA keynotes live at the IFA Global Press Conference.
Health and safety is a top priority at IFA 2020 Special Edition, which will take place from 3 to 5 September 2020 as a three-day event with a limited number of participants in accordance with current regulations.
Digital IFA Experience
With a virtual extension - the "IFA Xtended Space" - the physical event is complemented by live and on demand streaming of presentations, match-making tools and digital product demonstrations. The Xtended Space thereby is accessible for both on-site guests and all other interested participants around the globe.
To participate in the IFA 2020 Special Edition, registration in advance is necessary. Registered participants will also receive access to the IFA 2020 Xtended Space, the digital extension of the IFA 2020 Special Edition.
Please note: Due to the current situation this year we can neither offer on-site accreditation for media representatives nor registration for trade visitors. Therefore online pre-registration is mandatory. In order to enable as many visitors as possible to participate on site, a query will be made in the course of this pre-registration regarding the intended day of the visit.