Successful Debut of Europe's Largest B2B Event for Sustainable Technologies. Key facts: 2.100 participants from 20 countries, 130 exhibitors, 68 speakers and 48 masterclasses.
The international hybrid main event, which took place both online and offline, was completely sold out and represents one of the biggest influential meetings of the sustainable technology scene. Valuable contacts were made, deals were negotiated and knowledge was exchanged.
On the Main Stage well-know politicians, researchers, innovators, investors and many more shared their thoughts about relevant topics in keynotes or panel discussions.
On the innovation stage, 100+ start-ups from eight different innovation areas presented themselves to the audience. Each pitch was around five minutes, so you are able to see the most interesting ideas of tomorrow's innovators in short time!
In addition to a wide range of B2B SaaS, Hardware, Platform and Material Solutions – we also had special exhibits such as Africa GreenTec's Solartainer – the first time ever that this has been exhibited and was open to visitors.
In addition, there were premieres of new vehicle concepts and farming robots, as well as plastic-eating worms.
From 1 March 2021 to 22 April 2021, more than 65 talented students from around the world teamed up to create a winning sustainable business model and a prototype during the IMPACT CHALLENGE hosted by TechQuartier. The aim was to develop solutions that benefit a need identified by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The top teams pitched their ideas during the IMPACT FESTIVAL 2021 on stage in front of investors, corporates and innovators.
The IMPACT AWARD was founded in 2021 in close cooperation between the Impact Festival and UNO INO eG and was hosted by Thomas Dietz and Alice Berger. The aim is to honor and display European startups that address urgent societal challenges by means of sustainable technology and innovation.
During IMPACT WEEK, 13 partners and around 250 citizens, initiatives, companies, municipalities and institutions from the region were brought together to make a valuable contribution to the sustainable shaping of our society and economy through their own events.
A limited group of people had the opportunity to listen to and discuss with leading experts today's challenges in participative workshops. Each session was limited to 10 people, ensuring an interactive format with inspiring outcomes.
ZERO WASTE & ZERO CARBON
An innovative zero waste food concept offered vegan specialties on-site. The exhibitor Knärzje provided us with its innovative bread beer, which actively tackles the problem of food waste. Moreover, African specialities were prepared by our partner Africa GreenTech.
The entire event was carbon-neutral and compensated in cooperation with South Pole - this also includes the travel of all participants.
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