Start Up-Area

		Start Up Area

Top event for founders: off to SHK ESSEN 2020

		SHK 2020_Gelaendeplan

The Start Up Area, which offers young companies in the SHK sector a high-calibre platform to present their developments, innovative products and services, is celebrating its premiere. At the same time, visitors will get an impression of the industry's future viability in an increasingly digital environment.

The main topics at the joint stand in Hall 1 are digitalisation in the trade, smart home solutions and energy management systems.

In addition, a speed-dating event will network entrepreneurs with exhibitors, investors and visitors.

Note: SHK ESSEN Programme 2020

Due to the new date of SHK ESSEN 2020 from September 1st to 4th, 2020, all programme items are currently being revised. We will make new contents, dates and documents available to you as soon as possible.

Startup Speed-Dating

The Startup Speed-Dating powered by Innoloft brings startups, companies and investors together at SHK ESSEN and offers the chance to find exactly the right contacts for the next project or investment.

  • Step 1: Registration
    Register for the Innoloft network and enter matching data until March 10, 2020 at 11 a.m.
  • Step 2: Matching
    On March 10, the Innoloft matching algorithm determines the best dates. Subsequently, participants will receive a personal schedule.
  • Step 3: Dating
    Meet during the event in 8-minute rounds of dates and discuss concrete cooperation and business.


  • March 11, 2020
    11:00 to 12:30
  • March 12, 2020
    14:00 to 15:30

Messe Essen, Hall 1, Start Up-Area

Register now and participate!


VdZ supports new exhibition area for founders

Young companies pool their know-how in the start-up area

Partner of the innovative communication platform is the VdZ - Forum für Energieeffizienz in der Gebäudetechnik e.V.

"A high degree of innovation is the hallmark of our industry and essential for its success. In recent years, start-ups have become an ever larger innovation engine and enrich the HVAC industry with fresh ideas. As VdZ, we have made it our task to recover this potential and to network start-ups with the industry in the best possible way. I am therefore delighted that we are able to present our start-up concept at SHK ESSEN and thus carry our idea, starting with NRW, to the individual regions of the state and present it to a broad specialist public," says Dr. Michael Pietsch, President of the German Association of Building Technology (VdZ).

VdZ Spitzenverband der Gebäudetechnik

Participating exhibitors