Are you ready to show the world your innovative product or solution? Do you want to know everything about the latest developments in industrial technology? Are you eager to build your network in Europe’s largest economy? Read on! In collaboration with StartupDelta, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is organizing a trade mission to Hannover Messe from 23 to 27 April. DutchBasecamp will take charge of the preparation of selected startups in the Netherlands, to make sure you get the most out of the Messe!

During this huge tech-event the best and brightest involved in industrial technology will gather in Lower Saxony, Germany. Whether you’re active in AI or Robotics, IoT or other emerging fields, during this globally renowned tech-event you can connect to investors, potential partners and groundbreaking innovators from all over the world.

You will be able to demonstrate your product at the Holland Startup Pavilion to the more than 250.000 visitors. Specifically scale-ups in or on the intersection of the following fields will benefit from participation in Hannover:

  • Sustainable Energy
  • AR/VR
  • Nano Tech
  • Health Tech/Med Tech
  • 3D Printing Drones
  • e-Mobility
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Photonics
  • Quantum Computing
  • Brain / computer interface

The event will provide opportunities to feature in German Tech-media and bring your product to the attention of institutional investors and corporate clients.


In order to make your performance ‘perfekt’, we will host an information event and two tailor-made warmup events. The latter are designed to introduce you to the German Business Culture, and how to pitch professionally in German (Ja, das ist wirklich notwendig).

Info Event:
22 February (in Utrecht)

Ask questions about the event, meet like-minded entrepreneurs and get to know what Hannover Messe is all about.

Warmup #1: Master in German Business
March 19th 2018
Location: Amsterdam (exact location tbd)

Setting the scene: German business culture and a founderspanel with entrepreneurs who have learned a lot in Germany during their career and who know about the practical do’s and don’ts at Hannover Messe. Our pitch trainer will teach the participating startups the basics of pitching (auf Deutsch!), to enable everyone to introduce themselves and their company properly.

Individual German pitch feedback
March 19th – April 9th 2018

Warmup #2:
 Together successful in Germany
April 9th 2018
Location: Rotterdam (exact location tbd)

Pitch and get to know each other’s story, more details about the program at the Startup Pavilion, and lessons to leave lasting impressions on corporates, investors and German media.

The dates and locations of these events are not definite and are subject to change.



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