Start-up Forum

The LOPEC Start-up Forum is a place for young entrepreneurs and start-ups to present their innovative ideas, businesses, and products in a short ten-minute talk. Their aim is to attract partners and investors for their projects. The forum is open to all LOPEC 2022 visitors, exhibitors and conference participants which allows you to reach all members of the industry with your presentation.

Submit your abstract here!
Your advantages at a glance

  • As a speaker you will receive a free exhibition ticket
  • Maximum attention guaranteed! The Forum is open to all LOPEC participants of both conference and exhibition.
  • They are the focus of investors
  • Your opportunity: Awards for the best presentations in the categories “Best Business Case” and “Most Impactful Technology or Product”

Call for papers – Your chance to participate

Would you like to give a presentation at the Start-up Forum? Then submit your abstract to us by January 18! You can choose between the two modules “Seed Financing” and “B-Round”.

The Start-up Forum Chair will review all submitted abstracts and will evaluate them thematically and professionally. You will find out whether your abstract was selected for an oral presentation after February 8.

Submit your abstract

Please comply with the abstract submission guidelines:

  • Please provide the contact details, including the presenter’s name and position, com-pany name, location and company website.
  • Furthermore, the abstract (max. 2.500 characters excl. white spaces) must include a company as well as technology / application introduction.
  • Please include some basic facts about your company (founding date, location, number of employees, status of funding etc.). It is mandatory to clearly describe your business model.
  • The presentation of your product should include the underlying technologies and a de-scription of the application areas or use cases. Please emphasize the unique selling propositions of your offering.
  • In order to assess the status of your development please list some major past and up-coming milestones. Also, please describe possible sustainability impacts and benefits.

Important dates

Monday, October 18, 2021: Start of the call for papers

Monday, January 17, 2022: Deadline for abstract submission

Monday, January 31, 2022: Confirmation of participation

Wednesday, March 23, 2022: Presentation at LOPEC

Conditions for Participation

To give a presentation at the Start-up Forum, your company must meet the following requirements:

  • Be legally independent and innovative
  • Have existed for less than 10 years
  • Have fewer than 50 employees

Award ceremony

A jury of investors and entrepreneurs will evaluate the presentations and honor the best in the following two categories:

  • Best Business Case
  • Most Impactful Technology or Product

The jury shall be composed of:

  • Chair: Dr. Michael Korell, Vice President and Head of New Growth Area Energy Storage, Evonik Group (DE)
  • Dr. Michael Hack, Vice President Business Development, Universal Display Corporation and UDC Ventures (US)
  • Dr. Oliver Kahl, Principal, MIG Verwaltungs AG (DE)
  • Dr. Guido van Tartwijk, CEO, Heliatek (DE)
  • Michael Blank, Head of Investment, Verve Ventures (CH)


The program will be made available to you here in mid-February.

LOPEC Start-up Area

The Start-up Forum is one of two platforms for young companies and start-ups at LOPEC 2022. The Start-up Area offers them, as exhibitors, unique access to the global printed electronics community.

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