ACHEMA Start-Up Award

Creating the future of chemistry, process engineering and biotechnology

In the run-up to ACHEMA 2024, DECHEMA, the Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain and the High-Tech Gründerfonds are announcing the ACHEMA Start-up Award to support creators of tomorrow in paving the way for innovations in chemistry, process engineering and biotechnology!


The final phase is on - submit your business plan and enter the competition! Deadline is 1 December 2023 for new entries, 31 December 2023 for participiants from the first and second phase.

On the road from registration via the finals up to the award ceremony at ACHEMA you will make valuable contacts and gain visibility for your company.

Up to ten finalists

  • showcase their solution at ACHEMA for one week to the international community
  • deliver their pitch in the ACHEMA Start-up Session on the Green Innovation Stage on Wednesday, 12 June 2024
  • meet their future customers and business partners
  • receive a free 5-year-membership in the AiF InnovatorsNet.

And the company with the most convincing business plan gets 15,000 Euro prize money!


Register now!

Looking for Doers and Creators

as participants:
innovative start-ups and companies in incorporation with competitive ideas
More information for participants
as partners:
small, medium and large enterprises willing to shape their industry
More information for partners
as supporters:
organisations, associations and media who want to pave the way for innovation
Meet our supporters

The Competition

The competition consists of three phases:

  • ideas can be submitted until 2nd June 2023
  • concepts can be submitted until 1st September 2023
  • and business plans can be submitted until 1st Dezember 2023.