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LOPEC Start-up Forum & Award

At the LOPEC 2023 Start-up Forum, selected founders will present their business ideas in short, ten-minute presentations.

The aim of the Start-up Forum each year is to find partners and investors to support the realization of the founders' plans and ideas. A jury of investors and companies reviews the submitted applications in the run-up to LOPEC and puts together a selection which then present their business idea on site at the LOPEC Start-up Forum.

The best presentations in each of the categories Best Business Case and Most Impactful Technology or Most Impactful Product will be selected by the jury and presented with the LOPEC Start-up Award at the LOPEC Get-together on the evening of the first day of the trade fair.

As a special honor, the two winners will each be provided with a start-up full service stand package worth around €2,000 free of charge at LOPEC 2024.

Both the Get-together and the Award Show are open to all exhibitors, conference participants and trade fair visitors.

The call for papers for the Start-up Forum & Award starts on October 13, 2022 and ends on January 14, 2023, after which the jury will start selecting the nominees. They will be announced during the web seminar "LOPEC Talk No. 10", on February 1, 2023.

Important: The first submitters (submissions until November 19, 2022) have the chance to win a free ticket to the LOPEC 2023 Conference worth around 1.200,- € (selected by a jury).

The announcement will be made during the web seminar LOPEC Talk on December 1, 2022.

Submit your application for the Start-up Award here!

The deadline for acceptance is January 14, 2023.

Submit application here

Jury LOPEC 2023 Start-up Forum & Award

Starting on January 15, 2023, a high-ranking jury will evaluate the submitted applications and select the start-ups that will then be allowed to present their business idea live in the second round at the Start-up Forum during LOPEC 2023.

From this group of nominees, the jury will then select the two winners in the categories Best Business Case and Most Impactful Technology or Most Impactful Product.

The jury 2023 is composed as follows:

Chair:

  • John Fahlteich - Managing Director, KETMarket GmbH (DE)

Jury-members:

  • Kerry Adams - Business Chair LOPEC, Director, Ventoux Consulting Ltd (UK)
  • Dr. Michael Hack - CTO, Universal Display Corporation Corp. and UDC Ventures (US)
  • Dr. Oliver Kahl – Principal, MIG Verwaltungs AG (DE)
  • Dr. Guido van Tartwijk - CEO, Heliatek GmbH (DE)
  • Rudolf Fryček – CEO, AMIRES Sàrl (CH)

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The winners of the LOPEC Start-up Forum Award 2022 are:

In the category Best Business Case

Copprint Technologies Ltd.

In the category Most Impactful Technology

ioTech Group Ltd.

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