14 - 18 June 2021, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Create the Future of Chemistry, Process Engineering and Biotechnology!

Good ideas and young companies need support in order to bring innvotation to market and develop new business opportunities. They require access to experienced mentors, a strong network and financial ressources.

As a participant of the ACHEMA Start-up Award, the stage is set for you!

For the third time, entrepreneurial scientists, future founders and owners of start-ups are called to apply for the ACHEMA Start-up Award - for the first time also an on international scale.

Participate in the ACHEMA Start-up Award - as participant, sponsor or supporter.

Participate now

Become a partner

Submit your ideas, concepts or business plans in the fields of chemistry, process engineering and biotechnology. Up to ten finalists will have the unique opportunity to present themselves and their solutions at ACHEMA 2021 to the international expert audience. In addition, the three winners will receive 10,000 Euro each.

The Competition

The competition consists of three phases:

  • ideas can be submitted until 31 March 2020
  • concepts can be submitted until 31 July 2020
  • and business plans can be submitted until 30 November 2020.

Looking for Doers and Creators

Participants: innovative start-ups and companies in incorporation with competitive ideas More

Partner: small, medium and large enterprises willing to shape their industry More

Supporter: Organisations, associations and media who want to pave the way for innovation


High-Tech Gründerfonds


BAND Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V.
GDCh Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
VCI Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure
Forum Startup Chemie

Media Partners

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