10 – 14 June 2024

Frankfurt, Germany

ACHEMA Start-up Area

Discover the new Start-up Area at the world forum and the leading show for the process industries. Present the latest technologies, expand your network and find investors.

Young, innovative and different

Start-ups show how science and technology, coupled with ambition and perseverance, can be translated into new services, profitable products and the latest processes. As one of the central anchors in the “Research and Innovation” exhibition group, the Start-up Area is the central meeting point for young companies and innovation leaders in search of synergies and collaborations, as well as for all participants interested in new trends.

Tailor-made environment

ACHEMA is an important platform for young businesses to come into contact with players within the global process industry. With the Start-up Area we provide a location tailored to the specific needs of young entrepreneurs:

  • Affordable booths offer you the greatest possible visibility on the world stage. 
  • Special formats ensure that you can present yourself in the best possible way and expand your network.
  • Investors, incubators and accelerators have their place in the Start-up Area as well as potential customers.
  • For more mature start-ups, special conditions are available in all exhibition groups.

You are a young business with innovative solutions for the process industry?

ACHEMA Start-up Area is exactly the right place for you!


2,000+ exhibitors as potential customers and cooperation partners.


with proven process industry experts.


your business model to industry leaders from more than 100 countries.


new investors, team members and partners.

When am I considered a start-up?

  • Company is not older than six years at ACHEMA 2024.
  • Did not arise from any other company or is a spin-off or subsidiary resp. does not belong to any group of companies.
  • We request a copy of the excerpt from the commercial register incl. the list of the certified proprietor(s)/shareholder(s) as proof to check.
  • The six years result from two ACHEMA cycles, i.e. whoever was founded in 2018 and later will receive the start-up special rate of € 235.00/m² at ACHEMA 2024.
  • The special rate of € 235.00/m² also applies to start-up companies that have been spun off from a university, if they are not older than six years at ACHEMA 2024.
  • The price applies to all stands (booths) without additional surcharges, no matter where it is placed, provided it has been admitted as a "start-up", plus statutory VAT.

Your contact for Start-ups

Bianca Bukatschek

Sales Promotion

Tel.: +49 69-7564-198


Your contact for investors and ecosystem partners

Andreas Konert

Head of BD and Sales

Tel.: +49 69-7564-700


Julia San José

Sales Promotion

Tel.: +49 69-7564-434